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Microsoft's Joe Belfiore walks us through Windows Phone 8 (video)

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Microsoft's Joe Belfiore walks us through Windows Phone 8 (video)
Windows Phone 8 has finally been launched today, and there is no other person like Joe Belfiore, the manager of the whole Windows Phone program at Microsoft, to walk us through all the neat little features the new platform offers.

While most of the innovation in WP8 comes under the hood with the introduction of the contemporary Windows NT kernel supporting all the latest multi-core processors and sharing much commonality with traditional desktop Windows, Microsoft is bringing some visual and user oriented improvements as well.

Joe Belfiore switches between a Nokia Lumia, an HTC Windows Phone and a Samsung Ativ for the demo, and it all ends with a nice little family moment with his twins at the end. This is definitely one of the nicer demos, Windows Phone has gotten, but will it sell? That’s the big question that still begs for an answer.

source: Microsoft

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:26 3

1. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Typical MS misleading strategy. Placing only icons on the nexus homescreens and pretend that it's similar to iOS.

This is how Android looks like, Belfiore! But I guess, you already knew it.

And no, WP is not personal at all. They all look alike, boring tiles everywhere.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:30 1

2. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

but you still get the point of those grid apps looking alike

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:23 1

4. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Watch the videos from my comment above before talking..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:00 2

8. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

i agree with you, no one arrange their homescreens that way!!
but most of us here know how does the homescreen + widget system work and what android is capable of.. this is business anyways.

thanks for the links btw.. I just bought TSF for my nexus7

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:34 2

10. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Indeed, what BS when he pointed out that Android's homescreen looks as cluttered as iOS. That one was probably the lamest comparisson I've ever seen.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:41 1

3. molina0512 (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Good video. And again, we are generalizing here. Android and iOS are good OS, but sometimes android can get become monotonous as well. Since there are so many android based phones people are getting tired of android, even though jelly bean is bringing good changes. Also IOS hasn't changed that much in the past years, is stable and is simple but it can also get a bit boring. Wp8 just gives something in between for those who want to try something new.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:39

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

was that chubaka @6:58

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:57 2

6. rsiders (Posts: 1073; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Windows Phone is undeniably different from other OS which makes it great. And the kids corner feature is going to go over well with parents. Say what you want about Windows but they got some good stuff going on. I don't see Android or iOS doing things like that. It's simple, personal, and customizable enough to be make fresh changes when you want to. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:54 1

7. BadAssAbe (Posts: 464; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

My icons on my home screen are organized in a smiley face, B####es love Smiley faces

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:00

9. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

its new yes its fresh ... kinda but more personal than android no arrangement is what you make android can be icons squares widgets transitions and what ever you like ms basically making you like tiles just like ios made you like straight icons

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