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May 9, 2011

New Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Features Unveiled


Mango bing

Windows Phone developers Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk revealed some new features of the upcoming WP7 update – Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango. According to these two, Mango will include Bing Audio/Video, SMS dictation, podcast support, turn-by-turn navigation.

Bing Audio which allows Windows Phone 7.5 owner’s to search for music using Bing.

Mango bing2

Bing Vision will be a search service using the phones camera. Bing Vision will support barcodes, Microsoft Tags, QR codes, Books, CDs, DVDs and text using OCR.

Turn-by-turn navigation- This feature allow turn-by-turn navigation on Windows Phone which also includes  voice guidance during driving directions.

Mango drive

Support for Podcasts

Windows Phone 7.5 podcast1 Mango podcast

SMS dictation –allows you to “speak” an SMS message

Mango SMS1 Mango SMS

East Asian Language Keyboard, Handwriting and Dictionary Support

Mango East Asian language

Improved SkyDrive sync in Office hub - adding Word, Excel, and PowerPoint sync support. Each document type will now be indicated by the color of the tile.

Mango Office hub

More Coverage on> Windows Phone Dev Podcast, LiveSide.net

 

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