Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” May Be More Social (than it already is)

Image courtesy of windows phone dev podcast

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Windows Phone 7.5 (also known as “Mango”) appears to be many months away from delivery to consumers. However, winrumors noted that the Windows Phone Dev Podcast has provided a preview of features that may be announced at Microsoft May 24 event.

The new features include:

– Windows Live Messenger: Windows Phone 7.0, surprisingly, does not support Microsoft’s consumer Messenger instant messaging or Communicator/Lync business messaging services. There is no indication so far that Lync will be supported in 7.5.

– Facebook Chat: Microsoft provides a free Facebook app that does not support chat

– AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

– Group SMS (text messaging)

– Office Hub SkyDrive integration: Currently only OneNote integrates with SkyDrive

– Office Hub Office 365 integration: Office 365 Exchange services such as email, contacts, and calendar currently work with Windows Phone 7. Other components do not

Via winrumors: More Windows Phone 7.5 features leak, Facebook chat built-in