Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” will include unified mailbox feature, Linked Inbox

By Tom Warren, on 18th May 11 1:16 pm with 22 Comments

Microsoft is planning its own unified mailbox feature named Linked Inbox.

The software giant revealed the feature in a press image sent to media outlets in New Zealand according to Neowin. Linked Inbox is expected to eclipse current unified mailbox features on rival platforms. It’s rumored that Linked Inbox will allow Windows Phone 7.5 owners to group specific email accounts into a single Inbox but also allow users to filter out others. The new virtual Inbox can then be pinned to the home screen of Windows Phone 7.5.

Microsoft is also making a minor change to the People Hub UI to include large and small picture support on its live tile. The company is making a number of large number of improvements for its “Mango” release and plans to unveil more at a VIP event on May 24.

Microsoft is currently hard at work on “Mango”, its next major release of Windows Phone. Microsoft has promised to ship “Mango” later in the year. “Mango” is currently in the early beta stages at Microsoft, built as 7.1 currently. The company revealed a number of new features in February that will ship as part of its Windows Phone point release later this year. Nokia is also reportedly waiting for the next release of Windows Phone before it unveils its first Windows Phone device.

Check-out a full feature list for Windows Phone 7.5 here and stay tuned for a live blog of Microsoft’s announcements next week at WinRumors.

Windows Phone "Mango" Linked Inbox

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what the haters will find after their “missing features” argument becomes
    moot with Mango

    • GP007

       They’ll just fall back to the UI debate,  “oh I think it’s ugly so it sucks!”  That sorta thing.

  • http://twitter.com/harsha_g11 Harsha Vardhan

    Unified inbox is not revelaed by MS, it was tweeted by Windows Phone 8 Account.
    The feature the was revaled in the invites sent by MS is people live tile 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11814278 Chris Woelfel

      If it’s revealed through invites from MS, it’s revealed by MS. Now, they didn’t make a public statement about it, but it was still revealed by them. Unless I’m not understanding your logic. 

  • the-hq

     It’s getting better every day.

  • the-hq

     It’s getting better every day.

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

     Finally! Thank goodness :)

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

     Finally! Thank goodness :)

  • BucksterMcgee

    Unified inbox, neat.

    WAIT THE PEOPLE’S HUB TILE HAS BEEN UPDATED SO IT’S NOT JUST A BRADY BUNCH/HOLLYWOOD SQUARES KNOCK OFF ANYMORE?!?!?! HOLY F#CKING BALLS!!!!

    WAIT WAIT WAIT…. AND THEY ARE MAKING THE IMAGES UPDATE IN THAT NEAT FASHION LIKE THE ZUNE SOFTWARE USES??? I swear on my dead relative’s graves that I wrote this to them as a suggestion (as well as their Qantas/updates meetings/schedule based on your location from the destination app example)…. crap, I need to go write to them more ideas, this thing is getting better everyday!
    :D :D :D

    • http://www.blog.fludlyt.com Fludlyt

      If you could write to them about adding Last.fm scrobbling that would be much appreciated, maybe they’d listen to you ;). 

      I like this updated version of the People Hub. I wonder how they’ll handle different profile pictures for a persons Facebook and Twitter account. Maybe they’ll let us choose our preference or alternate between the two.

  • Wtf808

    Will Mango include the ability to pick and choose who gets pulled into your contacts versus pulling every FB friend? 

    • Anonymous

       It has done this since the phone came out last year. In Settings -> Applications -> People, select the “Only add Facebook info to existing contacts” box.

  • http://twitter.com/mdtauk martin anderson

     If this is a press image, can we get it at full quality somewhere?

  • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

    I really hope they will show some Nokia WP phones on the VIP event. I can’t wait!

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

     Mango: The best .5 update in the F***** world!

    • the-hq

      For the win! 

  • Morgan Wisbey

    Am I alone in thinking that “Mango” is going to be one hell of a release?! With all the features and functionality coming out it really seems that this platform will take quite a leap. Couple that with the surely sweet Nokia phones coming out and this platform is going to be quite formidable. Seriously how is this only going to be a .5 update and not a full jump to WP8? IF this is only considered a .5 release, I cannot wait to see what they have in store for 8.  

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      Windows Phone 8: Mind Blown Yet? 

  • Morgan Wisbey

    Am I alone in thinking that “Mango” is going to be one hell of a release?! With all the features and functionality coming out it really seems that this platform will take quite a leap. Couple that with the surely sweet Nokia phones coming out and this platform is going to be quite formidable. Seriously how is this only going to be a .5 update and not a full jump to WP8? IF this is only considered a .5 release, I cannot wait to see what they have in store for 8.  

  • http://twitter.com/zeduffman what

     Will the unified inbox include text messages and other notifications? I can’t see how it will eclipse other platforms unified inboxes when my BlackBerry here has one menu for emails, texts, BBM, and any other notification that comes through.

  • Hernan Lozano

     Now I’ll be able to read email while I read email.

  • Pinna

    I don’t know where to post, so I try here :)
    There sould be an App like “My Idea for WP7″ (which did not work anymore for some unknown reason), where users can post their wishes for the next update.