The new Windows Phone 8 is here and it’s going to make a splash according to Microsoft insiders. Unveiled during the Windows Phone Summit on Wednesday, the new smartphone is said to have 8 new features. As Microsoft fans gather around to see what these new features are, Apple iPhone fanatics are wondering whether these new features will have the capability to topple or (to challenge at least) the iPhone’s supremacy.
A New Start Screen
Insiders say that there is a new start screen for the new Windows 8 Phone and what’s great about it is that it’s customizable –talk about making your Windows phone really YOUR phone.
Worried your wallet might get stolen? Worry no more because you can have a digital version of it through the new Windows 8 Phone’s digital wallet. How does this work? It will store all your credit cards, loyalty cards, boarding passes, etc and will also enable you to do tap-to-pay transactions if you get a secure SIM from your carrier.
Screen Resolution Oh-La-La
Oh yes! The new Windows 8 Phone OS will be able to support two kinds of screen resolutions, well not two kinds, two rather. They are 1280×768 and 1280×720 making it possible for you to have a crystal clear high definition experience with the new smartphone.
More apps and games
Need we say more? Microsoft knows you love your apps and your games so they are providing you with more through the Windows 8 Marketplace.
Better Maps: Bing No More
Yep, Microsoft will no longer be using its own Bing maps but will instead use that of Nokia’s –a better mapping software according to experts.
The new smartphone have multicore processors which makes things run beautifully and of course smoothly.
You can now have removable SD cards on your windows phone. This will make it easier for you to transfer files from your computer to your phone as well.
NFC enabled devices will be able to share data with each other.
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