Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) has won an award in the Connecting category of the Interactive Design Association’s (IxDA) 2012 Interaction Awards. According to the Interactive Design Association, Windows Phone 7.5 helps people to stay connected with those who matter the most to them. Some of the features that provide an interactive experience to users include Live Tiles, Windows Messenger, Facebook IM, and lots more.
With Windows Phone, users need not open multiple apps to check status updates, tweets, and messages. Live Tiles provide real-time notifications on the home screen. As the IxDA’s website aptly puts it, “In day-to-day use of a Windows Phone, communication with People is an integrated part of the experience.” In the Next at Microsoft blog, Microsoft's Steve Clayton stated that "The awards recognized projects from across the globe for excellence in interaction design. The winners were selected from over 300 submissions by an international panel of jurors."
Since its release in 2010, Windows Phone has won several design honors, such as IDEA Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. Recently, the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone (that has Windows Phone 7) won the Best of CES Awards 2012 in the cell phones category.