Windows Phone 7.5 update to expand SMS functionality

Microsoft reveals a couple more details about what's coming in the Windows Phone Tango update due out this spring.

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In addition to lowering its minimum requirements for building Windows Phones, Microsoft announced at Mobile World Congress today that it will add support for multiple attachments to SMS messages.

The new functionality is part of the upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 Tango update due out this spring and includes the option to attach numerous pictures, video, and audio notes to text messages.

Microsoft didn't provide more specific details about the update release schedule but said the new lower-end phones, such as the Nokia Lumia 610 , will come preloaded with the software update, while current Windows Phone 7 device owners will receive the update shortly after the lower-end phones ship.

(Via Laptop Magazine)

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