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“Mango” Concepts That Were Axed?

June 1, 2011 No Comments

For the next couple of months there will be a lot of discussion of the new features coming to Windows Phone 7 when we get the Mango update, but what about the poor features that didn’t make the final cut? Microsoft Japan Windows Phone posted some Mango concepts that we haven’t seen in action before leading me to believe that they may have ultimately gotten the ax.


  • In the first pic you can see that the phone is in a grouped list of contacts. In that view it is giving the option to schedule and event with that group
  • The next one depicts a persons’ email. It shows that in the event of an email conversation the emails will be grouped into an expandable list.
  • Messaging options are available and while most options of communication are already given this one shows that you would be able to switch to messaging someone’s home phone, which obviously is unnecessary.
  • The start screen can be customized with the apps of your choice pinned to the homescreen. The difference in this screenshot is the ability to pin “Places” which tells you how close you are to your location.
  • We have known for some time now that there will be messenger services coming with Mango, but this photo shows the messenger telling you where the person you are IM’ing is messaging you from.
  • Lastly, is one that seemingly gives you all the latest information on a certain contact, including any media you may have received from them.

While we can’t say for sure whether or not some of these features will manifest themselves onto the ‘Mango’ update, it is nice to see different ideas that the Windows Phone team had.

Source: Liveside.net; via @alvinashcraft




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