Top 8 Features of Windows Phone 8

“If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of people who will use Windows 8 in the next year, there is no better phone for you than a Windows Phone.” Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft)

Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8 to the world.The first Windows Phone 8 devices are soon available at operators and retailers in Europe  and continue to roll out around the world throughout the month of November 2012.
Microsoft wants to phones had become centered on people in spite of  app icons and technology. So they have introduced 'live apps'to deliver info and updates in real time. Live Apps put the info you want right on your Start screen. Check out the top 8 features of Windows Phone 8 phone.


You can pin people, apps, songs, websites, directions, games, photos, docs, and more which updating in real time, right on your Start screen.

 People Hub

Here you’ll find your contacts, kick off conversations (phone, text, IM, email), check out your friends’ latest posts and photos, get to your Rooms and Groups, or even make a Skype call right from a contact card.


Invite family or friends to a room, then share notes and to-do lists, a calendar, photos, and group chat, all in one intimate space.


Kid’s Corner grants your little ones access only to the apps, games, videos, and music you choose for them, so you can relax and let them play. They can open Kid’s Corner on their own, but your Start screen, apps, and info are protected by a password you set.


SkyDrive gives you 7 GB of free cloud storage for your photos, videos, and Office docs which are always available right on your Windows Phone.And once SkyDrive is set up, you don’t need to worry about losing your stuff even if your phone goes missing. It’s all automatically backed up.


Launch the camera with the press of a button even when the phone is locked.Express yourself with Lenses, photo apps that work right in the camera’s viewfinder. Then post or text your creations straight from the camera (no need to open separate apps).

Games Hub & Office Hub

The Games Hub is your on-the-go arcade. It's also the place to dress up your avatar, message your Xbox friends, and see how your scores and achievements measure up. Add the SmartGlass app to control your Xbox with your phone.Start a Word doc or Excel spreadsheet on your computer, then sync it to SkyDrive as you head out the door. Then you can write or edit some more on your phone with Office Mobile—from a cab, the beach, wherever. SkyDrive makes it a cinch to share docs and edit them with another person, too.

Music + Videos Hub

Listen to your tunes, watch videos, subscribe to podcasts, and create Smart DJ playlists based on the music you love. Add an Xbox Music Pass to download or stream music from a global catalog of 30 million songs. You can listen to your iTunes music on your Windows Phone, too.

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