Later on today, many Windows Phone 7 users will be glued to their computers watching the live event on the preview of Windows Phone 7 Mango. Microsoft announced recently that there will be a live event on Windows Phone 7 getting some new updates and features, and today is the day all that is going live.
There is going to a lot of new changes coming in this new release of Windows Phone 7, as Microsoft calls it the Next Major Release for Windows Phone. We are expecting a lot from it and hopefully there will be some really awesome changes that will help WP7 to get into the Android-iOS fight. Already, the number of Windows Phone 7 users are increasing in great numbers, as the platform is completely different than the older Windows Mobile.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that the new update codenamed ‘Mango’ will be getting about 500 new features. If that is true, then we can see a majorly revamped version of Windows Phone 7 this year. Below is a video of Steve Ballmer announcing this at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011.
I’m pretty sure all those Windows Phone 7 users will be waiting to watch this event live, hopefully Microsoft will stream this event live just how Google streamed theirs. The event is not an open one, hence only few companies and Blogs were invited to attend this event. Of course Engadget got an invite, so you can follow their live blog on the Windows Phone 7 event over here.
If Microsoft plans on streaming this event live, I’m not sure they will, then you can visit the official Microsoft PR site and keep checking.
The event is supposed to start at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time(U.S and Canada) in NYC today. So people in India, the event doesn’t start for another 1 hour(approx).
Stay tuned to find out how Microsoft will change their operating system for the Mobile phones.
Update: The event is being streamed live, please visit the above given link to the Microsoft page to view it online.