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Next Windows Phone iteration to feature call and SMS filtering

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Next Windows Phone iteration to feature call and SMS filtering
The next iteration of Windows Phone, GDR2, probably won't get you too excited with its non-flashy list of changes, like FM Radio or better support for VOIP apps, and this newly found feature is unlikely to cause any waves either.

Namely, a new set of APIs that will handle SMS and Call blocking was found hidden in the code by developer Walking Cat. The strings of code imply that the new feature will allow Windows Phone 8 users running the latest iteration of Microsoft's mobile OS to block calls and texts from specific or private numbers or simply block numbers outside your phonebook altogether.

If you're running one of the few devices that run GDR2 already, like the HTC 8X or the Nokia Lumia 1020, you're probably wondering how come you haven't come across this feature yet. Simple – while technically supported, Windows Phone 8 hasn't got an interface for the feature yet. Such vacuum is rarely left unoccupied for long, though, so it probably will be only a little while until we see the first set of third-party apps taking advantage of the new feature pop up.

source: @h0x0d via WMPowerUser

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posted on 02 Aug 2013, 02:56 12

1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Finally i can block my wife during the period im in a love hotel with another chick.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:07 1

2. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Hahahahaha.. What a really helpful feature..

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:21 5

4. the_best (Posts: 130; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


i thought he was gonna say, finally i can block my wife when shes got her period ;)

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:37

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool...

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 05:37 2

5. boosook (Posts: 768; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Nice! Or you could get an Android phone now. :)

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 08:20 4

6. fsnas (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


I had two!
I threw them both in the trash when I tried WP8.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 11:45 1

8. -box- (Posts: 3564; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I hope by "trash" you mean you recycled or donated them. Lots of stuff you wouldn't want even in a landfill in a cell phone, and a lot can be repurposed or reused.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 13:14 1

9. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I have an Xperia Play repurposed as an mp3 player.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 08:37 3

7. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


but that's useless if someone doesn't want an android phone and is looking for something else

hop out your android box, you preach freedom yet cant grasp others wanting something else. distorted view on what freedom really is

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 06:42

10. jromy (Posts: 111; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


Well if someone is soooo happy because they're just getting features that are already available somewhere else, what other logical reaction do you expect?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:06

11. mnatives (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


We have just discovered your blog, Thank you for the truly great. SMS mobility services have revolutionized communication.

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