Microsoft says more consumer-facing features are in store for Windows Phone 8 than what was shown
Therefore, he said Windows Phone 8 is still a work in progress, and its consumer-facing features will be more when the release time comes, compared to what was shown during last week's Developers Summit when WP8 was announced: "We showed a lot at the Sneak Peek event, in San Francisco, if you were a developer or an IT pro. Of the end-user consumer visible features and capabilities, we showed a minority of features at the event."
This revelation probably means that besides the new home screen we might actually get acquainted with that arched keyboard that leaked yesterday, and maybe a lot of other stuff that we will be patiently waiting for. Greg Sullivan also offered some insight into the decision-making process when developing Windows Phone the way it is now, before the rich hardware support of WP8:
"In 2009 it didn't seem a good idea to wait for multi-core processor support," Sullivan argued, since Apple's iPhone and Google's Android were already getting significant traction, and Microsoft wanted to setup its mobile efforts to get its foot in the door, and do the catching-up later, like it is doing now with Windows Phone 8, which will offer the multicore (up to 64 cores) and HD screen resolution support that the competition already does.