Windows Phone 7 Headed to Manufacturers

By Bizclik Editor

 

Windows announced Tuesday that its new phone, codenamed the Mango, has been signed off to be released to manufacturing. Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s new  smartphone is the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system and is expected to be released sometime this fall.

Announced in late May, Microsoft promised the new system would include hundreds of new features that would deliver smarter and easier communications, apps, and Internet experiences.

“When we looked ahead to the next release, we wanted to stay true to the principles of Windows Phone 7 – that software should get out of your way and quickly connect you to the things that matter most,” said Greg Sullivan, senior product manager of mobile communications at Microsoft. “Mango builds on the work that we did in Windows Phone 7 and extends a lot of key scenarios around communications, apps, and Internet experiences – with even more capability and a deeper level of integration.”

This “sign off” by developers also marks the beginning of development for handset and mobile operation for Windows Phone 7.

SEE RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK:

Click here to read the latest issue of Business Review Canada

 Some new features announced ahead of the release sound promising. Windows Phone 7’s Conversation View will help users efficiently access their email. Threads, a new feature on the smartphone, aggregates texts, IMs, and Facebook Chat all into one place.  App Multitasking allows for an easier switch between tasks and is said to “deepen integration within the Hubs like Music and Video and Pictures.” And of course, with every Windows Phone, Internet Explorer 9 is pre-installed for web browsing and provides access to HTML 5 websites as well.

These are just a few of the features Microsoft has released. Although there is still no exact unveiling date, Windows Phone 7 will be coming to stores globally this fall. 

Share

Featured Articles

Top 20 essential leadership resources for Black executives

To celebrate Black History Month, here are 20 resources for Black leaders – from business books to leadership coaches to business school exec programs

Broadridge study reveals huge impact of AI on C-suite

Broadridge Financial Solutions spoke to 500 C-suite executives from across the globe, many of whom said AI was significantly changing the way they work

PwC's Kathryn Kaminsky – the role of boards on social issues

As Vice Chair Trust Solutions Co-Leader at PwC, Kathryn Kaminsky says boards play an important role in helping businesses take action on social issues

Why your business needs a Chief Transformation Officer

Leadership & Strategy

12 top AI and ML trends for the enterprise in 2023 – Dataiku

Technology & AI

From NYC to Hong Kong, the rise of the private members' club

Leadership & Strategy