Windows Phone 7 Mango Hands-On (Video)

In this video, Derek Snyder from Microsoft shows us some of what’s new with Windows Phone 7 Mango, though if you haven’t seen the full rundown, be sure you check out our “what’s hot” list here. We get to see the new Threads feature, which groups together communication from your contacts whether the exchange happens on Facebook, SMS, or MMS; the new Xbox hub and Xbox Live hub which brings console and phone gaming even closer together; the new web browser, which is powered by IE9 and offers significant improvements to performance; the updates Programs list which makes it a lot easier to find the apps you want; the new capabilities of Bing, which intelligently pulls down data from the web; and more.

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The second hands-on video shows some more multi-tasking in action as well as a look at the SkyDrive interface, which nicely supports opening documents supported by 3rd party applications like Adobe Reader.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.