Microsoft Surface is close to release, as is Windows 8 for PC… do you think you would want to jump on the cross platform compatibility that will be Windows 8? I for one am intrigued, to have everything at my fingertips, more so for “Surface” to home PC, but you get the point. Apple did it backwards, flood the world with iPhones, then make everything work together. Finally Microsoft is catching up, and that’s a good thing. Now all they need to do is integrate Android in the mix and Microsoft may have a winner, but we know that won’t happen…
Windows Phone 7 devices were having difficulty competing in the (often pointless) specs race against the Android Army. To help alleviate this, Windows Phone 8 will feature support for multi-core processors and 3 screen resolutions—WVGA (800 x 480), WXGA (1280 x 768), and 720p (1280 x 720). Furthermore, Windows Phone 8 will finally support removable SD storage.
On the software side, Windows Phone 8 will ship with Internet Explorer 10, Nokia Map technology, and Microsoft Office. Windows Phone 8 will also support an integrated wallet experience using NFC technology and an ISIS back-end. The home screen will also sport a few changes, bringing increased customization to end users. Multitasking has been upgraded as well, allowing background location for navigation apps and deep integration for VoIP. And finally, all current Windows Phone 7.5 apps will run on Windows Phone 8.
Can’t wait to get your hands on one? With Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface also on the horizon, we don’t blame you. Join in on the discussion in our newly created Windows Phone 8 forum! source xda-developers.com
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