As it turned out, I didn’t need to wait a couple of weeks. The old trick to speed up delivery of NoDo worked fine this time too.
It took about an hour to backup and install the new patches, but at the end it felt like a brand new phone.I found some really nice features.
- Multilingual keyboard. A key press switches language layout and dictionary of your choice. (awesome since I usually write in 3 languages)
- The task switcher was pretty handy.
- Receiving messages from MSN, Facebook and SMS on the same place.
- Creating groups of contacts was also a nice
- Linked inbox of email addresses you choose
- The new IE is pretty nice
- XBox Live hub looks nicer
- Marketplace looks nicer too
- Skydrive access 😛
- The camera is some kind nicer, it can now remember the current settings until you change it again.
- Bing maps is actually usable now
- Battery saving settings
- “Me” tile can now check in to Facebook
- “Me” tile can update status on LinkedIn, Facebook, MSN.
- People tab gives you quick access to SMS, Facebook chat, Facebook Wall, mail, map
- It works faster somehow
- Calendar displays Facebook calendars too.
..and the bad
- Those freaking people live tiles keep showing an annoying slideshow of the people in the list…all the time… it’s really irritating!
- Still only one page with tiles…