While Windows Phone contains many new features, a number of capabilities and certain programs that were a part of previous versions up to Windows Mobile 6.5 were removed or changed.[1][2]

The following is a list of features which were present in Windows Mobile 6.5 but were removed in Windows Phone 7.0.


  • Windows Phone 7 supports upgradable storage via an SD Card; however SD card memory is merged with the phone's internal storage, and changing the SD card causes the phone to reset to factory settings,[3][4]
  • USB mass-storage,[5]
  • System-wide file manager.[6]



  • Videocalling,[6]
  • VoIP calling,[12]
  • The list of past phone calls is now a single list, and cannot be separated into inbound, outbound or missed calls.[8]




Features subsequently implemented in Windows Phone 7.5

See also


  1. Damian Koh (2010-02-18). "Q&A: Microsoft on Windows Phone 7". CNET Asia.,39050603,62061278,00.htm. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. "Microsoft talks Windows Phone 7 Series development ahead of GDC: Silverlight, XNA, and no backward compatibility". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. Brandon Miniman. "Windows Phone 7 DOES Support Removable Storage: Proof". pocketnow. 
  4. "Windows Phone 7 and removable storage". Windows Phone Secrets. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bonnie Cha (27 October 2010). "Top 5 things I dislike about Windows Phone 7". CNET. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Windows Phone 7 OS review: From scratch". GSM Arena. 8 October 2010. 
  7. "Windows Phone 7 smartphones can't connect to hidden WiFi networks". Fierce Wireless. 17 October 2010. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Peter Bright (16 November 2010). "Windows Phone 7: The 10 features Microsoft should add ASAP". Ars Technica. 
  9. Ziegler, Chris. "Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 doesn't support tethering". Engadget. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  10. Savov, Vlad (11 November 2010). "Windows Phone 7 USB tethering uncovered on Samsung phones". Engadget. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  11. "Share Your Windows Phone Internet Connection Using The Tethering Feature". Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Voxofon: hybrid VOIP for Windows Phone 7". wpcentral. 3 June 2010. 
  13. Lein, Adam Z (2011-02-25). "How to Sync Windows Phone 7 with Outlook". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  14. "Win phone 7 Outlook 2010 Sync with stand alone PC - Microsoft Answers". 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  15. Adam Z Lein. "How to Sync Windows Phone 7 with Outlook". pocketnow. 
  16. "File management where did it go? What no Windows Explorer? No - Microsoft Answers". 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  17. "Windows Phone 7 misses big-business support tools". The Register. 26 July 2010. 
  18. Mary Jo Foley. "Microsoft makes the business case for Windows Phone 7". ZDNet. 
  19. Galen Gruman (8 November 2010). "Windows Phone 7 lacks on-device encryption". InfoWorld. 
  20. Paul Thurrott (19 October 2010). "Windows Phone 7 in the Enterprise?". WindowsITPro. 
  21. No Flash for Windows Phone as Adobe kills off mobile development
  22. Vincent Nguyen. "Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview". SlashGear. 
  23. Exclusive interview with Joe Belfiore, corporate VP of Windows Phone. Engadget. 19 July 2010. Event occurs at 06:30. "Actually, as a general matter, there are a whole lot of companies that we're working with pretty closely to figure out what additional capabilities developers want and need to add great new scenarios, and so multitasking is a good example of one we're already talking to people about, we're looking for the right way to implement it. So that's something you'll see come from us at some point." 
  24. Hidden SSID Support in Windows Phone 7.5
  25. "Windows Phone 7 smartphones can't connect to hidden WiFi networks". Fierce Wireless. 17 October 2010. 
  26. "No custom ringtones allowed on Windows Phone 7". The Next Web. 26 October 2010. 
  27. "Windows Phone 7.5: Linked Inbox for Email Consolidation". WinSuperSite. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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