Mobile World Congress (MWC) is just a few days away, MJFoley, is reporting that Internet Explorer Mobile 9 is coming to Windows Phone 7. Although the first Window Phone 7 update has already seen a delay, with the first update dubbed "NoDo", now slated for March 8, the next major update is already building an interesting feature list.
According to the sources, the "Mango" update will be hitting the market this holiday 2011 season, and will feature Internet Explorer Mobile 9.
Currently, Windows Phone users are using IE Mobile, or better known as IE 7 Mobile, with some IE 8 featured added into it. If these sources are correct, Microsoft plans on skipping IE 8 mobile entirely and release a mobile IE 9 HTML5-compliant browser and multi-tasking for third party apps with the "Mango" update.
Multitasking support for third-party apps, integration of Twitter directly into the People Hub on the phones are supposedly coming, too, though my contacts seemed vague on exactly when. (With Mango? Some time before Mango? Post-Mango?)
Microsoft also may be talking about new/updated hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7 phones at MWC, MobileTechWorld.com is reporting.
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