You may recall that Andrew Birch earlier this year took up my call for a Windows Phone 7 table in which the available Windows Phone services would be matched up against the countries in which the platform was available. My supposition at the time—which was quickly borne out by the chart Andrew made—was that such a table would look like a particularly airy form of Swiss cheese, with far more holes than available features.
Well, Andrew is back, this time with a Mango version of the chart that will be filled in over time as it becomes more obvious which features are available where. I’ll make the prediction that the Mango chart will ultimately be “better” than the original one—in that more features will be available in more places—but that it will still be pretty mixed outside of the US. I’m happy to eventually be proven wrong on this one, believe me.
As before, thanks to Andrew for doing the hard work on this one. And when you think about people who actually contribute to the Windows Phone community, it is efforts like this one that should come immediately to mind. I wish Microsoft would recognize people like him, though of course I don’t expect it to.