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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

September 5, 2011 at 8:30 AM

How Twitter is integrated into Microsoft Windows Phone Mango

It’s all about me.HTC Titan Windows Phone Mango.jpg

OK, not me, specifically. But the updated version of Windows Phone 7, codenamed “Mango,” will be integrated with Twitter, making it easier for users to instantly see what their friends are saying about them across different social platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

Andy Myers, a writer on the Windows Phone Engineering Team, has a post up on the official Microsoft Windows Phone blog demonstrating how that works for the consumer. He says he finds the integration especially useful for the Me Card, a tile on the start screen that notifies the user anytime someone mentions the user in a tweet, comments on his/her Facebook status or posts something on their wall.

(The comments to Myers’ post, suggesting features users would like to see, are interesting too.)

The Windows Phone Mango update adds about 500 features to Windows Phone 7. Phone manufacturers have not yet announced when new handsets carrying Mango will go on sale in the U.S., though they are expected this fall; nor has a date been announced for when owners of current Windows Phone 7 handsets will get the update.

(Image of HTC Titan running Windows Phone Mango from Microsoft)

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