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Windows Phone 7 email, calendaring

Windows Phone 7 email, calendaring

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There is a lot of buzz about the new Windows Phone 7 launched today. It is officially available Nov. 8th at some U.S. stores and sooner in Europe. You can see some of the UI experience at our site here.

I took some screen shots off of the Windows Phone 7 RTM emulator (grab it here) so you can get a taste of the UI from a Unified Communications perspective. Thus far, using the emulator with my touch screen laptop, I get a pretty good sense of how smooth and clean the phone UI is. I really like the Live tiles and surface. One of the things my iPhone and Droid friends tell me, who are coming from a productivity phone like Windows Mobile, etc ,is their phones really don’t quite have the rich email/calendaring experience they were used to.  I took some shots of what I could here and combined them with some product team shots:

 

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I like the new main Live Tile experience. The new Mobile IE is very nice and very fast.

 

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Nice pinch zoom feature and a nice SMS threaded option.

 

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New Outlook Mobile with scrollable surface look and feel. All of our personal and work emails can be combined into a single inbox. You can also select and create a custom group view of emails

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Photos included with all received mails following the Outlook 2010 model. Reply and open office attachments with Office Mobile 2010.

 

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Work and personal calendars (e.g. Windows Live and Exchange) in a single view with different color schemes.

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View attendees list and check free/busy of attendees, see meeting organizer, see who has accepted – Based on friends feedback, these are some of the types of productivity options that are missing on iPhone and Droid.

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