Watch Joe Belfiore demonstrate the new features in WP7's Mango update in an epic video

Watch Joe Belfiore demonstrate the new features in WP7's Mango update in an epic video
It is not the first time Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's VP for the Windows Phone Program Management, is standing in front of cameras, elaborating on the new features coming with Windows Phone 7.1, or the so-called "Mango" update.

Bringing more than 500 new features to the Windows Phone platform, the update improves on integrated communication, social networking, Live Tiles presentation and accessing the Internet, not to mention the advanced multi-tasking the platform will be getting. 

The update will be available this fall, marking a full year since Microsoft's long-awaited mobile strategy revamp produced handsets with Windows Phone 7 onboard. A number of things happened since then, the most important of which was bagging Nokia as a manufacturing arm for Windows Phone handsets, but until we are waiting for the Mango release to hit WP7 devices, have a look at Joe Belfiore in action below:



1. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Awesome, WP7 FTW

3. dudemanrod

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

his battery was about dead

4. - unregistered

Yeah, because android and iOS both have very awesome battery life. Especially android. /s

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Well IOS actually does have awesome battery life. Ever since I got a windows phone to replace my iPhone 4 that's the one thing I've been lamenting. That and app selection. But I don't spend half as much time playing games and watching Netflix as I did before when I had my iPhone. And my nexus 1 is about the same as my windows phone. Fact is IOS rules on battery.

10. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Sure as hell is no fact... WebOS, BlackBerry and my old HTC WinMo 6.5 phones always manage to outlast my roomates iPhone... AND HE BARELY EVEN USES HIS PHONE.

5. SomeGuy unregistered

So well thought out and smooth. I'm diggin this OS for sure.

6. HenryW unregistered

If this would have been the OS that was released on launch WP7 wouldn't be doing so poorly. I would have got one instead of my android phone.

8. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I like the way the OS operates, but I found it difficult to stop looking at his Melon. I felt like I was watching his avatar instead of the real person; freaky.

9. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

iOS deffinately does not have great batterey life... Android is generally horrible... BlackBerry is respectable and batterey life would depend on the phone NOT the OS. Unlike Apple, WP7 will be featured on many different devices from different phone makers.

11. wisewatts

Posts: 4; Member since: May 24, 2011

Joe Belfiore and the Microsoft Team has just set new standards for all phones. Each and every aspect that Joe Belfiore explained about the phone was excellent. Android fell into 2nd place on the HTMl test and as you all seen iphone was last place (the blkbrry touch didnt count since it sadly flew to an all time low. What is Next for all OS companies...will this push others to reach new heights? or Did Microsoft Just Become the team to beat?

13. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

give me WHATSAPP plz!

14. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

can def say one thing about my android phone.................................proven fact..................spends 60% of its time charging......

15. Denio

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Definitely much better!! Can't wait to see other WP7 phones. Here in EU, Samsung Focus is not sold, the Omnia is just ugly. HTC Trophy is a sh*t phone with loads of issues. All the other phones are not suitable for me. I go mad of iOS notifications (I got rid if my iPhone really fast after constant slowdowns and bad "upgrades"). Android is nice, but still.. it sucks resources and visibly lags on new devices even without using many apps. Microsoft needs to make a FAST and easy-to-use OS without sacrificing basic features (like now). Still, I am curious about some BASIC settings and features, which may be in the other 490 new ones that were not mentioned!?I do like the local scout thing and the new Bing functions, quite impressive. The presentation yesterday was OK but the word FANTASTIC and "one step further" hit my ears way too many times - just like on a Steve Jobs note. Anyway, it this a good step forward.

19. bankshank unregistered

Well it looks like another OS has ripped off WebOs again. First it was blackberry showing off how they ripped off the multitasking cards of WebOs and now it is Win7. And for everyone who loves their improvements they stole them from everyone else. They did not do anything new or original they just ripped off great OS's like WebOs. If you want a real multitasking phone or should I saw the only true multitasking phone then go with WebOS. Oh and btw they did not set any new standards for anyone except themselves that they still have a whole lot of work to do just like blackberry does as well.

21. CURIOUS unregistered

Too much clutter, the square boxes are not easy on the eyes. Simplicity is the key to success.. 500 features !.. need only 10 features that make a user's life easy.. that is where iOS wins.

22. NoNameJane unregistered

Are you kidding me!?! The if your roommate's iPhone has battery problems like that then he has a problem with HIS iPhone. The iPhone has amazing battery life, my win phone gets about 7 hours and dies ever day.

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