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October 31, 2012

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8, New Features and New Phones

It's official folks! Windows Phone 8 was launched last October 29 in San Fransisco, its latest version of the company’s smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience, connecting you to the people and things that matter most.


Live Tiles are the heart and soul of Windows Phone, and no other phone has them. People can arrange the iconic Start screen however they want by pinning their favorite people, apps, music, games, photos and more.

Windows Phone 8 offers a range of new features to make your smartphone experience even more personal, including these: 

  • Live Apps. Live Apps bring information right to the Start screen. With Windows Phone 8, Live Apps such as Facebook can even deliver real-time information right to your lock screen with updated wallpaper.
  • Top apps. The Windows Phone Store has 120,000 apps to choose from, with hundreds added every day and hits coming this holiday, such as “Angry Birds Star Wars,” “Cut the Rope Experiments,” “Disney’s Where’s My Water,” “LivingSocial,” “Temple Run,” “Urbanspoon” and many more. Today Microsoft announced that Pandora, the leading Internet radio service, is coming to Windows Phone in early 2013 with one year of ad-free music.
  • Kid’s Corner. Exclusive to Windows Phone 8, Kid’s Corner is a worry-free way to share your phone with your kids, so they can play “Angry Birds” without texting your angry boss. — complete with their own customizable Start screens — where they can access only the apps, games, music and videos picked by parents.
  • Rooms. Rooms allow you to create private groups of people who have Windows Phone 8 — like your family members best friends or fantasy football league — and easily connect with just them. Chat, share calendars, shopping lists or photos in an ongoing conversation where only those invited can join in.
  • Data Sense. This new feature helps you surf more and do more — without worrying about going over your data limit. Data sense helps conserve your data allowance by compressing Web images, deferring data tasks to free Wi-Fi and automatically adjusting your usage as you get closer to your plan limits. Verizon will be the first to offer Data Sense in the U.S
  • Wallet and near-field communications. Windows Phone 8 brings together the best of new wallet technologies, including payments via near-field communications (NFC).(1) The Wallet can also store your debit, credit, loyalty and membership card information on your phone.
  • Always-on, premium Skype experience. With the new Skype app, coming soon to Windows Phone 8, you can make and receive Skype calls just like a regular phone call. Skype is always on and available so you can choose how to connect with people.


check out this video of Joel Belfiore, Meet Windows Phone 8

If these new features did get you exited, checkout the Phones to choose from, these Latest smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC go on sale in November, but no news yet on when it will be available in Asia or in Philippines.



The Nokia Lumia 920 offers state-of-the-art photography that fits in your pocket, and it is the world’s only smartphone to include Optical Image Stabilization. The Nokia Lumia 822, 820 and 810 offer a ClearBlack display and removable back exchangeable shells in a range of vibrant colors.(3) Both the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 offer wireless charging.

 

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC was designed with sleek lines and radiant colors to match Windows Phone’s new Live Tiles. This phone also breaks new ground in optics with 1080p video recording, f2.0 aperture and a dedicated HTC ImageChip on the main 8-megapixel camera and an ultrawide-angle lens on the front camera that lets you fit up to four people in the frame for a premium Skype experience. The 8X and its smaller sibling, the 8S, both boast a killer music experience with Beats Audio and exclusive built-in amps that pair perfectly with Xbox Music.



Pricing for these phones are not yet available , but I'm pretty sure it will range from Php 20,000 to Php 29,000 once it hit our Telcos. Better watch out for it, I'm sure there will be some promos that will include these phones are as free phones on a certain Postpaid plans.

2 comments:

  1. When will nokia lumia 822 be available in the Philippines?

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  2. The Nokia Luma is now Available here in Philippines

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