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Windows Phone 8 video overview of notable features and the future

0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2012, 19:40 posted on

We get to see more about "Rooms," "Kids Corner," what the lock-screen means for you and developers, plus new "Local Scout" and "Wallet" and more...

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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:51 15

1. wp8forever (unregistered)


windows phone 8 rocks , a lot of ppl mad as hell today , let em hate lol

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 21:46

6. edward_collins (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


well i guess it's better than what android 4.2 on the lg nexus brings. I just kept waiting for the reviewer to say something good about but... looks like another failed iteration of what google calles their "it" phone

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 05:03

13. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


You have to be blind in order to consider WP good or beautiful. That desktop is a huge disorganized mess. PPL are mad for a reason. This will push other crap out in the market.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:52 10

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


rise of the windows phone 8,...cant wait til i get my hands on one of these bad ass wp8.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 21:36 8

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3702; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


i know rite? Windows Phone 8 looks phenomenal. talk about a big step forward for a mobile os.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 20:11 2

3. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


while these are great, I still believe Google and Samsung can one up all of these features.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:50

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


How? You shouldn't think Samsung and Google are the best and can do better then everyone else as they can't all have strong points.

Besides the new nexus ain't a great breakthrough

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:22

21. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Maybe so. But they have proved to be more than formidable opponents. They introduced improved features every month.
I have no idea what wp is capable of. Can it do everything that android does? Is it like ios?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:57

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


i think wp8 bridges the 2, and i believe it has all the core features you need and more so there cant be anymore 'half baked os' comments from trolls

formidable opponent........really, if so then why isnt wp8 or lets focus on individual devices the 920 a formidable opponent

as for introducing improved features every month, well lets give wp8 time before judging , every os needs a fair start look how far androids come so wp8 could continue to evolve.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 20:12 6

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3702; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think I want one.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:33

12. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


I KNOW I want one :P

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:36 2

7. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Note 2 and then stay on course for 3 and 4 and ... I am hooked and booked !

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:42 2

8. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Does this still not support Bluetooth file transfer and not allow you to use custom ringtones? I refuse to buy a cell phone in this day and age that won't let me do such basic functions that have been around forever.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 00:25

10. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Someone explain me wp plz, it's real curiosity - no sarcasm!

Is it possible to browse the filesystem? Can I download files from a website with wp8? Can I switch to desktop ua?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:26 1

17. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


For right now you can only browse your filesystem connecting your phone to a PC/Mac, but there are also many cool homebrew apps to brawse your filesystem and customize your phone.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 06:57

14. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


BT FT is supported, not sure about the ringtones.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:15

15. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Yes, it does support bluetooth file transfer and NFC.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 00:19

9. aboona777 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


looks so good, but will W8P allow organizing apps in folders? (unlike 7.5)?
what about file manager?
... couldn't find any info about those!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:18 1

16. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Yes, there is an app that lets you create a live tile and use it as a folder to add your preferred apps.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:47

18. aboona777 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


nice! thanx

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 02:43

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


really awesome!! cant wait for WP8 to arrive!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:54

20. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


These new features look great. Can't wait to check out the 920.

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