About two weeks ago Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 800 (and 710) which are the first two Windows Phones devices they will sell. They have just released a video talking about how to Lumia 800 was designed. Two points I take away from this video are:
1. They make a big point how they chose a material that was “RF Transparent” to give the phone much better receptions. This is a clear dig at Apple and the Antennagate issues with the iPhone 4S.
2. The Nokia Lumia 800 is almost physically identical to the Nokia N9 meaning that a lot of the hardware decisions had already been made and where not specifically for Windows Phone.
That being said the video is well made as it totally worth watching:
This Windows Phone YouTube Channel has just published a full 15 minute walk thought of Windows Phone Mango. This is a very consumer orientated video and does not show any features that have already been announced.
Battery Saver Mode appears to be an option to conserve your battery when you start to run low on juice.
Your phone can turn off some service to help preserve your battery. For example you won’t automatically receive email, and apps won’t run in the background. You can still use the phone, send and receive text messages and get your email manually.”
Native Account Support for Twitter, LinkedIn and Office 365
Most interestingly there you can now add Twitter and LinkedIn as separate accounts in your phone as well as native support for an Office 365 account. Twitter integration was announced back in January however it was widely assumed that this would be done via hooking you twitter account up with you Windows Live Stream. It appears now that this is a separate account that you will set up on your phone to enable this integration. LinkedIn is presumably only going to support contact syncing which will be very handy for those that use the phone more as a work phone. However the native Office 365 support is something that AFAIK has not previously been shown off. Hopefully this account setup will also integrate with Lync client that was also announced for Windows Phone means users will not need to setup their credentials twice.