What’s so special about the new Windows® Phone 8By Nidhi Chaudhary ,Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Finally, unveiled at Microsoft Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco on June 20, 2012, Windows Phone 8 is the next big thing in the world of mobile operating system. Announced to be available later this year, Windows Phone 8 features a host of new tools and is primarily designed on the same core technologies that power the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.
Some of the most crucial platform updates announced by Microsoft for its imminent mobile operating system are:
Windows Phone 8 will come equipped with microSD expansion and support for both quad-core and dual-core smartphones. In addition to this, it will also support new screen resolutions, including WXGA at 1280×769 and 15:9, WVGA at 800×480 pixels and a 15:9 aspect ratio, and 720p at 1280×720 at 16:9.
Enhanced Internet Explorer 10
The advanced Internet Explorer for Windows 8 Phone will let you get advanced and more secured browsing experience. It will boast a Smart Screen and an anti-phishing filter to block nasty websites. There is also superior support for HTML5.
The novel platform by Microsoft will support NFC (near-field communications) between PCs, phones, tablets, and laptops. In Windows Phone 8, NFC will help sharing Office documents, photo sharing, and even contact information, easily.
Another interesting update in Windows Phone 8 is the Wallet hub that will allow the users to store their debit and credit cards, boarding passes, deals and coupons, and third-party loyalty and membership cards.
Addition of Nokia Maps will bring in some intriguing features such as offline map support, Global NAVTEQ map data, and turn-by-turn directions.
Handy apps and cool games
To offer you the best in games and apps, Windows Phone 8 will include a wave of amazing apps and captivating games.
Want to get the real taste of Windows Phone 8, wait until it lands in the market.