• FB and WP7: Chocolate and Peanut Butter

[Previously: The Windows Phone 7 Mail Experience]

My Facebook account had been dormant for months, but when I got a Windows Phone, I re-activated it. It made a great experience even better.

My Favorite Feature(s) on Windows Phone

On the main screen of Windows Phone, you can “pin” frequent contacts, which is great.

But it’s not just a way to quickly dial them, the “live tile” will actually periodically show their latest post on Facebook. Also great.

And when you do press on their tile, you’re presented with several options for contacting them such as texting, calling, emailing, or posting to their Facebook wall. The page puts a photo of them (pulled from Facebook) on top with the most recent status message (from Facebook). Super great.

via designdare.com

I do kind of envy this kind of overall integration in a smartphone interface. I love my iPhone, but I sometimes wish that apps could play together in their sandbox. I’d like to see more of my data pulled together in the phone’s interface, not just in an app window. For instance, it would be great to have an agenda and some other items on my lock screen for a quick glance, or to remind me every time I use my phone.

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