Confused About Windows Phone 7 Features, Check the Availability Matrix

Windows Phone 7 launched last October/November in many countries around the world, but it’s not the same Windows Phone 7 in each country. Yes, the base OS is identical, but the services that back up those features are not available in some countries. To be a little more honest, those features are flat out missing in a lot of the countries except the United States. Microsoft has made a mess of this since there’s no clear indication of what features are available in your country, until now.

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The chart above is was put together by Andrew over at AndrewTechHelp.com. If you’re thinking of getting a new Windows Phone 7 device, and don’t live in the US, this might help you make the right decision. I would imagine that Microsoft is working to fill out this table and make all the services available every where. But nothing stings more than buying something with a certain expectation only to find out different.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.