Dear Microsoft–please add phone status indicators to the volume control

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Proposed

imageOne annoyance of Windows Phone 7 which has not been addressed in Windows Phone 7 Mango is that full screen apps, both 3rd party and native like Internet Explorer, obscures the network and battery status indicators, meaning that one has leave those applications to see for example if you are connected to WIFI or 3G, or if your battery is about to expire.  With 3rd party apps sometimes having long start-up times this can be particularly annoying.

One simple solution which presents itself is to add these indicators to the music controls, accessible by pressing the volume up button, and which are enabled on all screens in any case, and which are already arranged similarly on the Mango lock screen.

Of course it is much too late to add this to Mango, but there is always Tango to look forward to.

Do our readers share my annoyance with full screen apps obscuring the status controls and agree with the proposed solution? Let us know below.

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