Microsoft Shows New Features and Future Direction for Windows Phone 7

Posted by sumeethevans on February 14 2011, 11:47 PM. Posted in Windowss Phone 7 Series.

Microsoft today kicked off Mobile World Congress by giving people a glimpse of what the rest of the year will bring for Windows Phone 7. Among the updates are several new features, a booming app marketplace, and the integration of even more Microsoft products with the phone.

Microsoft announced several new Windows Phone 7 features coming in 2011, including a “dramatically enhanced” browser experience based on Internet Explorer 9; additional multitasking capabilities; support for Microsoft Office documents in the cloud; and the addition of Twitter to the People Hub. The expanded capabilities announced today include:

Copy and paste functionality via first major update, coming in the next month

Twitter integration directly into the People Hub in 2011

Support for Office documents in the cloud in 2011

Dramatically enhanced Web browser experience based on IE9 in 2011

A new wave of multitasking applications in 2011

Targeting significant volume of Nokia Windows Phones in 2012

Full Press release here