Hidden tricks of Windows Phone 7


I posted this a while back on my personal blog and figured it was worth sharing here as some fun for a Friday.

I thought I’d found most of the tricks Windows Phone 7 has up it’s sleeve but no, this puppy has way more tricks up it’s sleeve. It’s one thing I love about the marketing…we’ve not had every feature explained to us in excruciating detail. The team behind it seem to know the delight and childlike glee of finding something you didn’t know was there…it reminds me of the days of Easter eggs and is in part what I was trying to explain in yesterday’s post on the personality of Windows Phone 7.

Head to pocket-lint.com for 72 tips and tricks…here are 3 of my favorites.


38. Getting International dialing help
Always travelling, always forgetting + signs and country codes? Go in to Settings, swipe to Applications, choose Phone and then set International assist to On. Turning it on will help automatically correct some of the common mistakes while dialing international or dialing while abroad.
45. Finding the domain shortcuts on the touchscreen keyboard
Load up the keyboard in Internet Explorer and to save you valuable seconds you get a .com button for websites. But what if you are going to a .co.uk? Well press and hold the .com button and up pops .co.uk, .org. and .edu.
65. Shuffle tracks on an album
This one is hidden within the player. Tap on the album cover and it reveals two controls, a repeat and a shuffle icon. It’s like you’ve found a special secret