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IE9 voted as the most exciting new Windows Phone Mango feature

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IE9 voted as the most exciting new Windows Phone Mango feature
Among five hundred new features you could easily get lost, but which one was the end-all be-all feature of the recently unveiled Windows Phone Mango update? The Facebook fans of the platform have casted their votes on the question “What Mango feature are you most excited about?” and curiously enough the crown has gone to Internet Explorer 9, which overshadowed such new additions as the introduction of multitasking, threads and group messages in Microsoft’s platform.

At the time of the writing of this article, IE9 was holding the first place with 1,431 votes out of the total 3,148. The browser underwent a major change getting full hardware acceleration, but on the downside it doesn’t support Adobe Flash. The possibility to multi-task with third-party apps was a close runner-up collecting 1,167 of the votes.

IE9 voted as the most exciting new Windows Phone Mango feature
A distant third ranked the newly added threads to conversations giving you an uninterrupted view of your texts, chats and messages. The group messaging feature was valued as the most exciting one for 122 of the voters, while the Local Scout addition to Bing search showing you where nearby bars and restaurants are ranked last with only 97 votes.

The Mango update is expected to roll out early fall, so any discussions about the features among users are currently based on what they saw rather than experience, but with that in mind, what struck you most about Mango? Don’t hesitate to share your opinion in the comments below.

source: Windows Phone (Facebook)


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posted on 26 May 2011, 07:45 2

1. tbar (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Jan 2010)


Crazy people!! What about treaded messaging. That is huge as is visual voice mail. And Local Scout sounds great. I'm also looking forward to the additions to Bing such as vocal turn-by-turn directions, vision, and music search. Personnally, I think IE9 comes in behind these features.

posted on 26 May 2011, 07:46 3

2. Gcombs (unregistered)


I hope the support for flash gets announced somewhere in the 500 plus new features their claiming to have. That would be a big disappointment if flash isn't on board. I'm interested in the WP7 platform but it needs flash.

posted on 26 May 2011, 08:31

3. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Indeed I did like Local Scout until I saw those tiny words explaining it is ONLY in USA and UK. As far as I am in EU it is not anymore that fantastic :)

posted on 26 May 2011, 13:41 1

9. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


PA, EVER HERE OF AN IP BAN? Get rid of these jokers spamming left and right.

posted on 26 May 2011, 18:18

10. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 809; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I WOULD say IE9 is the most exciting... but missing flash?? C'mon, even as an enthusiast I am bummed out. Multi tasking takes it for me!

posted on 26 May 2011, 20:42

12. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Tethering is the greatest addition to Mango!

posted on 27 May 2011, 03:30

13. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


If only tethering would come with Mango but it won't.. at least for some time..

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