WINDOWS PHONE MANGO
Comes from: Microsoft
What’s new: More than a year ago, Microsoft came up with a revamped operating system, the Windows
Mobile 7. It looked refreshing with the two columns of coloured tiles acting as shortcuts. But then, it lacked copy-
paste, multitasking, etc. Microsoft has managed to fix these issues with the recent Mango upgrade. By holding down the
phone’s back button, you can multitask. There is a unified email inbox, similar to what is present on the iphone. With a single
tap and selecting an icon you can copy text or paste it across applications. The missing Twitter has been deeply integrated, just the
way Facebook has been done. Indeed, all communication with a single contact across different channels appear together as a
thread. The phone even switches between chat channels like text messages and Facebook chat. Mango offers a significantly
improved browsing experience. Local Scout helps in searching for nearby locations like a coffee shop. Microsoft also claims
that the applications available in Windows Marketplace utilise the Metro user interface and will offer a rich
experience. These can be pinned to the homescreen and gels well with the Mango UI.
Handsets: HTC Radar and Samsung Omnia W. Nokia has recently announced the Lumia 800
and Lumia 710.