Shortly after the release of Surface tablets, Microsoft offered its first look at Windows Phone 8 at an event for developers on Wednesday. Microsoft representatives termed it as the most advanced mobile OS Microsoft has ever made and will arrive on new phones later this year.
Windows Phone 8 is based on the same core technologies that power Windows 8. Some of its core features would be:
- a multi-core processor support
- it supports two new screen resolutions—1280×768 and 1280×720
- it supports removable MicroSD cards and thus provides more flexible storage
- supports NFC wireless sharing. Now just tap your phone to another NFC-equipped device and share photos, Office docs, and contact info in a jiffy !!
- comes with Internet Explorer 10 which is faster,more secure and has advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
- a digital wallet which helps you keep important information regarding your debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes, and other important info right at your fingertips. With a secure SIM, it also helps you make payments with a tap of your phone at compatible checkout counters.
- built in Nokia Maps which will provide detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries along with the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
- amazing apps and games