Microsoft launched their new Windows 8 operating system last week and yesterday they launched a new mobile Windows Phone 8 os.
Michael Gartenberg of Gartner said this to ABC News about the San Jose event:
â€śMicrosoft made a good case about how Windows Phone is different, a case theyâ€™ve made for two years but today is the first time theyâ€™ve articulated why different might be better,â€ť
â€śThe lack of overall applications will still remain an issue but with many of the popular apps now or soon available Windows Phone 8 will appeal to many consumers if Microsoft can effectively tell them the story.â€ť
Many manufacturers rallied around this new os, and most of them will have their windows phones ready in stores by this Saturday. Microsoft will have their shelves well stocked in their stores nationwide. Verizon was always shy about selling windows phones, but now they’re taking on HTC 8X, Samsung Ativ S (Odyssey) and of course Nokia Lumia 822 and 922 (Verizon rebranded Lumia 820 and 920). Nokia Lumia 920 will be sold at AT&T as of this Saturday and T-mobile will pick up HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 820 in couple of weeks.
Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore offered a greater insight into the features of Windows Phone 8 os. We know that live tiles are more forefront features of this new os. Lock screen for example will show live updates and notifications to preset apps. When you see current temperature it will be current and updated often.
Microsoft collaborated with FaceBook to create a FaceBook app that will (if set as a live tile) display most recent FaceBook updates of your friends. Twitter app is to do the same.
You can save on data with Data Sense compressing your data you signed up to and showing you the current status. Live tile will show you the closest Wi-Fi hotspots, so you can turn off your data and sign into a free WiFi.
Kids Corner will let you setup the kind of apps you want your child to see, or use and which ones should remain in your control.
For more information check out our Windows Phone 8 review.
MarketWatch has this quick video of Windows Phone 8 platform.
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