Windows Phone 8 bringing dual-core processors, 720p screens and microSD cards (finally!)
posted by Victor H. / Jun 20, 2012, 11:53 AM
You probably already expected this, but now it’s finally as official as it gets - Windows Phone 8 is bringing support for dual-core processors “and more,” 720p screens and expandable memory via microSD cards.
Those are the biggest hardware news about the upcoming platform and with the platform expected to ship on devices this Holiday season, you’ll start seeing those much anticipated dual-core Windows Phones around then. Actually, Belfiore seems to be already holding a dual-core Nokia developer device on stage!
Phone 8 also comes in three aspect ratios. Screens will remain at WVGA 480x800-pixel resolution and with 15:9 aspect ratio, but it seems that lower-end devices will feature such displays.Windows
More refined devices will either feature WXGA 768x1280-pixel resolution and 15:9 aspect ratio, or 720x1280-pixel HD resolution and 16:9 ratio.
Good news is that memory is no longer limited to what’s built in the phone, but you could also expand it via microSD cards. Great, isn’t it?
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posted on Jun 20, 2012, 11:56 AM 9
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Happiest Day will be there if following things happen !! HTC 5+ inch Phone with Quad-Core Chipset , L.G.'s 440 ppi Screen with 1280p Resolution , 12 Mp HD Camera , Beats Audio and at last Dual -Boot with Android 5.0 and Windows 8 !!
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 2:59 PM 2
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That would be awesome but we all know its a fantasy. have you ever seen Nokia N10 rumors? tri-boot with windows 7 or 8, Android 4.0 and Meego... i think dual-booting phones are still a few years away.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 2:06 AM 1
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What about Mobile Hotspot? When I spoke with a Tmobile rep last week and was considering a Lumia to replace my Sensation, I was told that Mobile Hotspot was not supported.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 11:58 AM 3
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Finally, but when do we start getting WP8 phones and also what about legacy devices?Other than that all complaints I had against WP are now non-existent.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 11:59 AM 2
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Rumor has it that September range for new devices, although that could be when WP8 will be released to manufacturers. Then October/November would be more likely. Microsoft will support legacy devices, but in what manner is yet to be seen. I am done guessing. But, I am sure 1st and 2nd Gen devices will see support.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:40 PM 0
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Wow, dualcore, 720p and some 100K apps for high-end devices. I think MS will have a winner ;)
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:18 PM 3
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I just can't wait for a Lumia and a S III of Windows Phone 8, both devices will be amazing!
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:37 PM 0
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This good news. For a working person who uses a pc, having a MS Surface along with (or just) a high end Windows phone would make life oh so easy. Compatibility is everything.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:28 PM 2
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if Windows Phone 8 helps to pick up more App Support then there's a good chance i'll switch.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 12:47 PM 0
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Good for windows phone. They really need to give it there best, because now that android has achieved HD screens far superior from anything out there, and has finally (FINALLY) attained the fluidity of ios and Windows phone its really going to be a tough market for them to grow, somehow they have to find a space, between some very tough competiition between, the SGS3, the One x, the upcoming iphone and the Surprisingly quiet Motorola phones.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 1:43 PM 1
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