Two Minute Video: Windows Phone 7 Tips and Tricks

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Here’s a quick look at some tricks you can do with your new Windows Phone 7 device. Aside from the tips contained in the above video, check these ones out as well for some additional functionality.

Quickly delete multiple e-mails

Tap the left-hand edge of any message in your inbox to expose checkboxes next to all your messages. Check the ones you want to delete and tap the garbage can icon.

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Use speech recognition

There’s a quick look at speech recognition in the above video. Aside from using it to open programs and search the web, you can use it to call people by name or number (“Call Doug Aamoth” or “Call 555-1212”) and search for things in your general vicinity using Bing Maps (“Find local pizza”).

Keyboard tricks

Tap the spacebar twice at the end of a sentence to add a period and a space. Double-tap the Shift key to turn on Caps Lock. Hold down on any letter to see available accents for that letter.

Find My Phone

Enable the Find My Phone feature in the settings menu of your device, then head to and log into your account. From there, you can locate your phone on a map, make it ring (even if it’s on silent mode) if you’ve lost it in your house somewhere, remotely lock it with a “please return” message if it’s been lost or stolen, and even remotely wipe all of the data.

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Conference calling

Initiate a call to someone and, once connected, hit the down arrow and then the “Add call” button. Call the other person and, once connected, tap the “Merge calls” button to connect everyone.

There are more tips and tricks on Microsoft’s official site, and Pocket-lint has a great list as well.

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