Meet Your Windows Phone Emoji Family (Part One)

As part of Tip Tuesday this week Michael Stroh posted an image of just some of the Emoji icons available to Windows Phone users after the recent Windows Phone 7.5 update. Stroh promises he will post a part two with more icons and key combinations next week, for the next Tip Tuesday.

Emoji icons are an easy way to express yourself via text or other scenarios to another Windows Phone 7.5 user. Unfortunately, these Emoji icons only show for people using a Windows Phone with the latest update installed (Windows Phone 7.5). The Emoji icon will show in your text, email, etc. once you have sent that message, it will not show while you’re still typing within the same message.

There sure are a lot of Emoji icons! Let us know if you have ever found any other ones not shown in the list so far!


  1. Averyb3 says

    :) :D ;) :P :O (H) :@ :S :$ :( :'( :| 8o| ;@ 8-| +o( |-) *-) :-# ^o) 8-) (6) (A) :[ (brb) ;- * :^) :- (jk) (j) (v) (lol) (rotfl) :8) (ff) (fm) :’| :] (wm) (boo)

  2. Chris Soh says

    Please do not try to confuse the users with the differences of the ‘True’ Emoji and ur ‘Fake’ Emoji.

    Emoji is a UNICODE based text which requires native text support with proper licensing.

    The Windows Phone Emoji you are mentioning now is just emoticons.

    • Clcbatt says

      Emoji (絵文字?) is the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages. Originally meaning pictograph, the word literally means e “picture” + moji “letter”. The characters are used much like emoticons elsewhere, but a wider range is provided, and the icons are standardized and built into the handsets. Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing (apologizing) businessman, a face wearing a face mask or a group of emoji representing popular foods (ramen noodles,dango, onigiri, Japanese curry, sushi). The three main Japanese operators, NTT DoCoMo, au and SoftBank Mobile (formerly Vodafone), have each defined their own variants of emoji.
      Although typically only available in Japan, the characters and code required to use emoji are, thanks to the nature of software development, often present in many phones’ software. As a result, some phones, such as the Apple iPhone, allow access to the symbols without requiring a Japanese operator. Emoji have also started appearing in emailing services such asGmail (accessed via Google Labs) in April 2009[1] and websites such as Flipnote Hatena. Several SMS applications for Android powered phones[2] also provide plugins that allow the use of Emoji. Apple’s Mac OS X operating system supports emoji[3] as of version 10.7 (Lion).

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