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Windows Phone 8 overview reveals what's new

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Windows Phone 8 overview reveals what's new
There are more than a few things about Windows Phone 8 that we already know. After all, Microsoft did a good job at highlighting most of the significant improvements that will make it into the platform's next major release. There wasn't that much said about the minor tweaks, however, but thanks to the folks at Mobile Tech World, we now can take a sneak glimpse at Windows Phone 8 and see what else we might expect from it.

This in-depth tour of Windows Phone 8 was possible thanks to the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which was bundled with the recently leaked Windows Phone 8 Developer Preview SDK. We have Internet Explorer 10, Nokia Maps, and Microsoft Office under the spotlight, along with the platform's accessibility features, the improved lock screen, the new data usage monitoring application, and more.

Do not expect checking out Windows Phone 8 in person anytime soon, however. If recent rumors are to be trusted, the first WP8 smartphones won't be made official until September of this year. Besides, it might take until November until they are released on the market, although we hope that this is just a worst-case scenario.

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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:30 4

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Damn it!! I wanted to see did they make the keyboard take up the whole screen....I love windows phone but seriously microsoft I'd rather have the key board fill up the whole wide aspect of the screen...Still a great keyboard though...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:17

17. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

How many times have I wished for a set of arrows to move the curser where I need it to make a correction. Sometimes, you just can't zoom in enough to touch it in the right spot. One of the things I truly miss from a physical keyboard, or even the track ball from my old Curve.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:21

24. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

That one feature is one of the reasons why I still use Symbian (Nokia C7, soon to be replaced by Nokia 808) for my personal phone, and my Lumia 900 for business, web browsing, and videos and such. It's such a "duh" feature, and I've only seen it on Nokia Symbians

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:40 12

2. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Wp8 is a Big Improvement from Mango

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:47 20

3. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)

functionality - Jelly Bean > WP8 > iOS6

simplicity - iOS6 > WP8 > Jelly Bean

elegance - WP8 > iOS6 > Jelly Bean

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 04:02 7

5. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

thats the best and simple comparison of the top three oses

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:01 3

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Good Presentation

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:58 2

9. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

That's a nice way to compare. Cool.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:51 5

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Functionality - JB >> WP8 > iOS6
Simplicity - WP8 > iOs6 = JB(hours of video demonstations in favor of android btw)
Elegance - subjective
Customisation - JB >>> WP8 = iOS6
Apps - iOS = android >>>> WP

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 19:24

25. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Close, but I'd say that Windows Phone is more simple. There's 2 main screens, then everything else flows from that. IOS is an app launcher that is overly messy for all of its lack of capability

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:24 7

7. The_Godfather (Posts: 196; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

One of the best mobile OS ever in the history along with Jelly Bean :)

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:58 6

10. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Great os nokia ur lucky to hv it nw use it n rock d market.!!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:21 7

11. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

cant wait to see the hardware

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 18:36 2

23. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


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