Just before you get too excited, remember that all these new features are targetted at the US market - most will make the International market but not all - anything that has to do with Zune or Xbox Live are doubtful for non-US markets.
Mango is coming this fall (early fall) - OTA update - really?
- Speed test with HTML5 - going up against BB Torch, iPhone 4, Droid Charge, and of course a Mango device
- BB Torch - 5fps, Charge - 10 fps, iPhone 4 - still thinking, Mango Device - 30fps (holy moley)
- App Connect - search for a movie/restaurant, Bing can now transfer the results directly into an app and get integrated results about a movie, restaurant - Neat!
- Visual Search - no typing, no speaking - just hover over whatever you want to search for (i.e. want to know where your friend bought that kick ass cup? Visual Search can find it for you online)
- Samsung, LG and HTC will be deploying new phones (LG??? I thought they lost all faith!)
- Nokia - Of course
- New Partners - Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE
- Messenger will be seamlessly built int Windows Phone, texting and IM will be together at last - built into the Messaging hub
- Facebook Chat fom the new Windows Phone
- IM and SMS switching is going to be seamless - via the Messaging Hub
- Photo Sharing from the Cloud
- Group Chat
- Voice to text - built in-voice recognition within the Messaging Hub
- In addition to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will be integrated
- new feature called Groups - group contacts into personalized Live Tiles to see the latest status updates, order email, text, or IM the group, directly from the start screen.
- Calendar now shows Facebook events - cool
- new smarter keyboard - if you love the keyboard on your wp7 handset right now, the new keyboard will suggest words - i.e. you type "happy", it suggests "birthday" for quicker inputs
- email and IM are more integrated. The conversation between email and text are shows up in a integrated thread. Got an email from someone? Reply with IM and the conversation shows up in the same thread - very cool
- Multitasking - switch between apps without losing your progress
- Took some jabs at all other platforms (iOS, Android, BB OS, webOS)
- with WP7, Apps are integrated into the hubs - (ala picture hub, music and video hub, etc) - haven't we seen this already?
- Gaming will be a really social experience - like Xbox360 - hopefully with little kids swear on top of their lungs telling me that I suck or I am cheating because they suck
- Documents can now be edited directly on your Skydrive via WP7
- Beta Mango Tools Available Today