Windows Phone 7 is a descendant of the earlier version of Windows Phone operating System. Microsoft has bundled Windows Phone 7 with a number of new features like new user interface, integration of the operating system with other services etc. Lets us explore some more features of the Windows Phone 7.
- Start screen & Live Tiles:
The home screen of Windows Phone 7 is called the Start Screen which is relentlessly updated and can be swiftly customized. You can know what’s going on, what will happen next just by one look at the Start Screen of Windows Phone 7. There are animated Live Tiles that will display unread messages, appointments, latest news, weather reports etc. All these applications displayed by the Live tiles will be refreshed automatically wirelessly via web.
- Search & Maps
The Windows Phone 7 comes with built-in Bing search that makes it easy for any individual to solve his or her problem just by searching that thing on Bing. You can get locations of food joints, Movie timings and the directions to any place just by tapping the Bing search.
- People Hub
Unlike the address books in other phones, Windows Phone 7 has People Hub. People Hub is place where you can stay connected with the persons in your People Hub with the help of Facebook and Windows Live feeds. There is one more new feature named as Me card that will make changing your Pics or Updating your status across the various social networking websites.
Being a Microsoft product, Windows Phone 7 comes with Outlook Mobile that will help you to stay connected with your inbox. You can perform each and every function that you perform in Outlook while using it in a PC or in a Laptop. You can work with different service providers like Windows Live, Google and Yahoo!.
With the calendar in Windows Phone 7, you can get the details of your next meeting just by a single look. The unique color coded view of the calendar in Windows Phone 7 helps you to differentiate between work and personal calendar. In case you get stuck in jam, you can send a pre written “ I am running late” mail just by a single tap.
- Internet Explorer Mobile
In windows Phone 7 you can open maximum upto six tabs along with the web searches. You can tap the phone numbers and addresses that are being displayed on the WebPages to instantly call or map them. You can scroll the WebPages in Internet Explorer with a flick of the finger and can zoom with a pinch.
- Find My Phone & Windows Live
In case you lose your phone, there is no need to worry. The free Find My Phone service on Windows Live will make it easier for you to locate your phone. You can log into Windows Live from any PC to remotely ring, lock, erase, and show your phone’s location on a map. Also you can post a “Please Return” note on the screen.
- Pictures Hub & Camera
With windows Phone 7, you can snap the pictures, even when you phone is locked just by clicking the camera button. You can send that click to your friends or can post it to Facebook or any other Social Networking website all from one place.
- Games Hub
You can enjoy a number of games when you get bored. You can play solo or can use the Xbox Live service to play those games with your friends. Along with this you can manage your profile and can track your scores.
- Office Hub
Being a Microsoft product, Windows Phone 7 comes bundled with the mobile versions of all the necessary office tools like One Note, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. You can organize all your data and meetings with these tools. SharePoint Workspace Mobile will make it easier to collaborate with your coworkers when you are away from your workplace.
- Music + Videos Hub
With Windows Phone 7, you can play your music collection that is stored in your PC. The Music + Videos Hub is your entertainment center. You can sync your PC or Laptop to play all the music stored in your Laptop or PC. You can enjoy custom playlists, listen to podcasts, and recommend favorite songs to friends. Along with this, there is a built-in FM Radio. You can also add an optional Zune Pass subscription to get unlimited music for one low monthly fee.
- Marketplace Hub
When it comes to shopping, you can use the Marketplace Hub to for music, games, TV shows, movies, podcasts etc. You can check out the trial versions of different applications and software and can pay the amount by your credit card or in some cases you can add the bill amount in your phone bill.