Wow! What a week it’s been. Hot off the heels of the Windows 8 launch last week; today we have announced the release of Windows Phone 8. This release is a major milestone for us in that it’s a perfect match for a Windows 8 PC. I’ve loved Windows Phone for a long time and especially since we launched Windows Phone 7. I love the fact that it’s not the same as an iPhone or Android device. To me those interfaces look dated; whereas Windows Phone is fresh and current.
This truly is a ground breaking release which adds a bunch of new features. Here are some of my favourites.
- Multi-Core Processor Support – Windows Phone 8 now shares the same code base with Windows 8 which unlocks support for phones with multi processors.
- More Flexible Storage – Support for removable MicroSD cards is back and supported! Awesome!
- NFC Wireless Sharing – Let’s phones with this new wireless standard share files over short distances!
- New Start Screen – I love the current Start Screen in Windows Phone 7′; but with Windows Phone 8 it just gets better. The best thing is it’s more about you and how you personalise it.
- Kids Corner – Now my kids can use my phone and not mess around with the settings. They can have there own space for games and other apps.
- Rooms – Create custom group of people that lets you privately share calendar’s, notes and other information just with them.
I don’t have a Windows Phone 8 so can’t go into too much more details so I thought the video below would help. Check it out!
It’s an exciting time and I can’t wait to get my new phone very soon!