Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer said that there will 500 new features on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 operating system at the Microsoft Developers Forum 2011. Windows Phone 7.5 has the code-name Mango, which is the software that Nokia plans on using on their smartphones.
“Not only is a new release that is now much more global, but we’ve added over 500 new features to Windows Phones. We have a big launch event to talk about the new release of Windows Phone tomorrow so that information will be forthcoming, including some of the particulars about who is going to be building Windows Phones and which carriers will be offering them here in Japan. But we are pushing a different approach to user interface design. An approach in which literally right on the home screen of the Windows Phone, you the developer can provide integrated experiences across your own and third party applications that are alive and vibrant and real-time for our joined customers,” said Ballmer at the event.