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Windows Phone 8 launch wrap-up

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Windows Phone 8 launch wrap-up
Today was the day when Microsoft said "Welcome to Windows Phone 8!" Indeed, the software giant treated us to a marvelous presentation where we got to learn a bunch of new and intriguing details about the new operating system.

While "new" may not be the most appropriate word when describing Windows Phone 8, due to the fact that there are very few visual changes compared to Windows Phone 7.x, but still, we have to admit that WP8 is such a vast upgrade that almost everything about the OS feels new, or at least, heavily improved upon.

So, exactly what did Microsoft show us today? Well, we didn't get to see any new devices, unfortunately, save for the Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon Wireless, which will likely be a variant of the ATIV S. And we didn't really "see" the ATIV Odyssay, but rather, Steve Ballmer simply mentioned it. The most important thing today for Microsoft was to put the last pieces of the WP8 puzzle in their rightful places and announce that it is "all-in" with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Are you ready to explore what happened? Very well then, here's what we have for you...


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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:15 5

1. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

I love Nokia not Samsung even my first smartphone was Samsung wave 1

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:17 2

2. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

what a dissapointment, there is no need of a kids corner and other stupid 'improvements' -________________-

for the first time ever i'm thinking of leaving Windows Phone and switch to Android :)

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:15 8

3. wp8forever (unregistered)

I can tell u never had a windows phone , wtf you want on a phone ,super fast and fluid , screen shots ,skydrive services, hd screen , wireless charging , deep facebook , tweeter, skype , integration, best camera on any phone lumia 920 ,fastest screen as well ,live lock screen , smart data , kids coner , wallet app, nfc , Microsoft office and so on and so on what do you want a phone that pays your rent , or a phone that can be your girlfriend you too funny,

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:23 4

4. djg71087 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Oct 2010)

Thank you for that awesome comment. +1
kids corner is actually awesome. I do not have kids but im sure many will relate. Windows Phone is not for everyone, though an amazing platform. Get a droid, be happy, oh! and you will not be missed.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 00:53 3

5. zippolite28 (Posts: 107; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

+999 well said bro

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 01:11

6. maverick786us (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

I miss Smart Dialing, Operator information and real time battery meter. Rest of things look good

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:30 1

7. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

Hey Phone Arena, where did the article about Nokia Lumia 920's camera pitted against other smartphones go?

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