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Gallery: Microsoft gives more looks at Windows Phone 7

Microsoft execs gave a peek at Windows Phone 7, known as Mango, which will be available in the fall.
By Andy Smith, Contributor on
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Microsoft execs gave a peek at Windows Phone 7, known as Mango, which will be available in the fall. Larry Dignan says it's becoming clear that Mango is a set-up for Microsoft’s Nokia partnership. And Mary Jo Foley writes about what Microsoft didn't say.

Here's a look at some of the features of Mango beginning with the start screen.

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Hyper-local search results and recommendations on nearby restaurants, shopping and activities through Local Scout.

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Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Phone includes support for HTML5 and full hardware acceleration. IE9 allows you to quickly and easily share web pages with Social Networks directly from within the browser.

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Groups allow users to group contacts into personalized Live Tiles to see the latest status updates and quickly send a text, email or IM to the entire group.

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Integrated messaging on Windows Phone offers the ability to switch between text, Facebook chat and Windows Live messenger within the same conversation.

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Users can check-in and update their IM and Facebook status directly from their contact card.

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Hyper-local search results and recommendations on nearby restaurants, shopping and activities through Local Scout.

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Bing offers more ways to search the Internet, discover and decide with Bing Vision, Audio and Voice.

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In an earlier photo, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer greets Nokia's Stephen Elop.

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