Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.
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Web browsing is enhanced with native support for Internet Explorer 9, which on Windows Phone, as on the desktop, supports hardware-accelerated graphics rendering. That means games and videos, and other multimedia content authored in HTML5, should be much snappier when accessed through IE9 mobile on a Mango-equipped phone.