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Windows Phone Mango Brings Forth 17 New Languages, 20 New Keyboard Layouts

Mango is the first major revamp for Windows Phone 7, the mobile OS released by Microsoft in October last year, together with about 10 devices. Well, we’ve yet to see a brand new Mango device, but at least we know what to expect from this software platform.

It will come with Internet Explorer 9, in a unique WP7 flavor, plus third party app multitasking and an enhanced search app for images and sounds clips. Another brand new feature is the support for 17 new languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish.

With the new languages also come new keyboards, 20 of them actually. These international input methods will also come with Mango and another reason to rejoice is the support of app purchasing in a total of 35 countries. However what WP7 still lacks is a unique feel and set of features. For multimedia and gaming there’s always iOS, for open source and lots of online fun there’s Android… what about WP7?