Microsoft Mango Threads: an exciting feature on your Nokia Windows Phone?
The Windows Phone Mango update features around 500 changes, so it’s no surprise we’re still digesting some of the details. Here we take a closer look at the Threads feature, and ask the question: will you really use it on your first Nokia Windows Phone?
Microsoft promised a lot from its first major update to Windows Phone 7, and on the balance of things, the Mango update certainly seems to deliver.
Of course, we’ll only know for certain once the update actually hits the airwaves later this year, and for Nokia fans specifically, once the first Windows Phone-powered Nokia goes on sale, which we’re expecting towards the tail end of 2011.
One of the more significant additions to the communications side of things is Threads, which builds seamless compatibility with several messaging services right into the core Messaging Hub.
The idea is that you can stay in touch with your contacts directly from your Nokia Windows Phone’s core messaging service regardless of whether they’re using their phone’s text messaging service, a third-party instant messaging client or even something like Facebook Chat.
The success of Threads will partly come down to the actual services it’s able to hook up to. At present, you’re looking at standard text messaging, Windows Live Messenger and Facebook Chat, which for our money isn’t enough to achieve the concept of seamless threaded conversations that allow you to ignore just which form of messaging you’re actually using at any one time.
But we’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter – is the Threads concept something worth getting excited about, or does the sheer number of powerful communication services around make it an idea that’s come along a few years too late?
Most importantly, do you think it’s something you’ll use regularly on a Nokia Windows Phone? Let us know in the Comments!