Windows Phone 8 overview reveals what's new

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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27 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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...

17. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Wp8 is a Big Improvement from Mango

3. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

functionality - Jelly Bean > WP8 > iOS6 simplicity - iOS6 > WP8 > Jelly Bean elegance - WP8 > iOS6 > Jelly Bean

5. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

thats the best and simple comparison of the top three oses

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Good Presentation

9. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's a nice way to compare. Cool.

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Um..no. 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

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

7. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

10. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

11. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

cant wait to see the hardware

23. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Wayta GO Ida-h...WINDOWSPHONE

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