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WP8 companion app for Windows coming to replace Zune, sports that Modern UI

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WP8 companion app for Windows coming to replace Zune, sports that Modern UI
In late October, when Windows Phone 8 hits, Microsoft will unveil a companion app for the handsets running it, that will allow you to manage your phone's content, replacing the Zune desktop software in the process, say sources.

The app has that Modern UI look with different size of tiles and minimalistic fonts, that we are used to in WP and Windows 8, so it will be a looker, but whether you will always need to fire it up to do anything with the phone, like it is the case with Zune now, is still unclear.

Rumors are that Windows Phone 8 will include mass storage mode, so you don't have to, but Microsoft is keeping the upcoming features so deep under wraps, and in unprecedented even for OEMs secrecy with their prototypes, that we will know for sure at the official unveiling.

source: TheVerge

WP8 companion app for Windows coming to replace Zune, sports that Modern UI

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 03:36 5

1. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Go Windows go! You doing great so far.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 03:56

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1833; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


... :-\ .. now how am I supposed to, manage stuff on my zuneHD...

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:04

5. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Lol someone bought those? nhf :)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:41

9. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


It was a fantastic device. I wish more people bought them.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:21

10. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Looking at the pics and videos online i would agree, but msoft never did any proper marketing for them, especially here in europe...

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 04:47

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


If WP8 comes with mass storage mode, that would be awesome.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:05

6. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


It will, already confirmed.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 05:00 2

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1833; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/04/nokia-stay-tuned-teaser/ Nokia is at it again B-)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:08

7. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Its actually a shame microsoft hasnt done this already, i think wp sales would have been a lot greater if microsoft mentioned it once in desktop windows. I want my phone to sync ota, i want my win 8 pc to know i have a wp and to make my experience better. Msoft has all the pieces to the puzzle (phone, pc, xbox, tablet) but is doing a horrible job connecting them...

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:30

8. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


This is is so sleek looking forget Zune, this blows it out of the park

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