Microsoft is previewing its Widows Phone 7.5 Mango update at the TechEd 2011 conference in Atlanta.
The Windows Phone 7.5 update, codenamed Mango, will be the first major update for the smartphone platform. The update is expected to bring the platform at par with rival platforms like iOS and Android and also introduce a bunch of new features that would make it unique.
Some of the new features that Microsoft will introduce with Mango include the ability to create, edit, share and store documents via Office 365 and Windows Live SkyDrive, TG Daily reveals.
The platform will also support Facebook Chat, AOL Instant Messaging, Twitter integration, the ability to search Exchange servers, conversation view in email, Lync Mobile app and support for complex passwords.
The company seems very optimistic about its Windows Phone Marketplace platform, which is expected to surpass Blackberry World and the Ovi Store in terms of number of apps, although it has a long way to go before it catches up with Google or Apple.
“With new capabilities for developers in Mango - such as HTML5 support and the targeted distribution of apps - we expect an even larger number and wider range of apps for Windows Phone in the future," said Microsoft executive Paul Bryan.