Windows Phone 7.1 with 500 New Features, Coming Soon!

Microsoft Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer told an audience at the Japanese Microsoft Developers’ Forum that, the company plans to add 500 features to its next Windows Phone. It is reported that, Microsoft is set to unveil a major upgrade to Windows Phone 7 at an event later today.

The new release, version Windows Phone 7.5 7.1, will include improved web browsing, updated Microsoft Office support and better gaming options. It is rumored that the next Windows Phone will include Internet Explorer 9 as well. The e-mail program of Windows Phone will be upgraded and People Hub, the phone’s address organizer, will include Twitter support.

Expected Features:

  • Third-party Multi-tasking
  • Twitter integration in People Hub
  • Office 365 and SkyDrive support in Office Hub
  • Internet Explorer 9 Mobile
  • Improved application discovery
  • Custom ringtones support
  • Over-the-air Podcasts Download
  • Better marketplace navigation
  • Bing Search “Extras”
  • Multiple Live Tiles per app
  • Revamped Games Hub
  • Expanded language support
  • Configurable background services
  • Microsoft Lync Mobile app
  • 1500+ New APIs (Motion Sensor, Gyro, Sockets, Database and more)
  • Private and Beta Marketplace and Parental Controls
  • Bing Vision and Bing Audio
  • Turn-by-turn Navigation
  • SMS Dictation
  • Built-in Messenger and Facebook Chat in Messaging and People Hub
  • Automatic Games Sync via Xbox LIVE
  • Group Messaging
  • Artist Art on Lock Screen
  • Smart DJ Mix support
  • Camera shutter sound toggle
  • Built-in Facebook check-in and video upload support
  • Visual Voicemail

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