The article will provide a user with information on mail and messaging function of the Windows 7 phone.
On the lock screen new messages icons are displayed at the bottom, on the system tray there are no such notifications. The number of new messages is shown inside the respective tiles: e.g. inside the Gmail tile, MS Exchange tile or the SMS tile.
The SMSes are displayed as chat lists; every chat is captioned with the latest message. In the common SMS window every chat displays the contact’s phone number or his name, below – the latest message or its part that fits two lines. Unread messages can be discriminated by the colour of the message text below the contact’s name: the unread messages have the colour chosen as the theme colour: red, green etc.
If a user opens a chat then he/she may see the whole correspondence with the contact. At the top a user will be able to see the contact’s first and second names and under is the list of messages. The contact’s messages are aligned to the left and users messages are to the right. Under every message there is the receipt or send time. A user has got opportunity to read or write messages either in the portrait or landscape orientations. When a user turns the smartphone the system automatically changes the orientation of the screen and the keypad.
Let us have a look at the mail system in Windows Phone 7. In contrast with Android there is no account grouping, that is, if a user sets up Gmail and e.g. Hotmail accounts they both will work through the same application. The mail is sorted into a list and every entry features the name of the sender in large print, below is the letter’s theme and its first line, to the right – the receipt time and week-day (for older letters).
A user can mark the messages and for that a user has to carefully press the empty space to the left of the needed message. Once one message is marked there will be a tick box next to every message that allows a user to mark the messages.
If a user has read the article then he/she would have learnt about Windows 7 phone mail and messaging.