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Windows Phone 8, A Time To Switch?

The Nokia's Lumia series smartphones are the next-generation Windows powered handheld devices. The previous Lumia smartphones, Lumia 610 and the Lumia 800 gave trial to the Samsung's Galaxy series with their Windows 7 and Windows 7.5 (Mango) operating systems. The launch of a next Nokia smartphone charged by the 'tilled' Windows Phone 8 operating system was announced which created a stir and strengthened the colonnade of the rumour which whispered the news of muger between Nokia and Microsoft. This certainly gave goosebumps to Californian-tech giant, Apple.

On September 5, The Finnish based cellular manufacturer, Nokia called for a launch of its new product, which was undoubted to be the next Lumia. Along with the most awaited mobile operating system Windows Phone 8. With, Internet Explorer 10, multi-core support, space for MicroSD cards, NFC compatible, deeper Skydrive integration and updated with turn-by-turn directions, Nokia Maps, the Windows 8.0 is sure-shot buy for the consumers.

What Else Is In the Box?

  • Support for multi-core CPUs of up to 64 cores
  • Support for 1280x720 and 1280x768 resolutions
  • Support for MicroSD cards
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Background multitasking
  • NFC support added, including payment and content sharing with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 machines 
  • Native code support (C and C++), simplified porting from platforms such as Android, Symbian, and iOS
  • Simplified porting of Windows 8 apps to Windows Phone 8 
  • Carrier control and branding of "wallet" element is possible via SIM or phone hardware 
  • Nokia map technology (Navteq maps with offline mode, turn-by-turn directions)
  • Native 128-bit Bitlocker encryption, Secure Boot
  • Remote device management of Windows Phone similar to management of Windows PCs
  • In-app purchases
  • Over the air for Windows Phone updates
  • Minimum 18 month support of Windows Phone updates to Windows Phone 8 devices
  • Camera app now supports "lenses", which allow third parties to skin and add features to camera interface
  • Deeper Skydrive integration, including ability to sync data such as music collections
  • Gives preferential treatment to WiFi, can automatically connect to carrier-owned hotspots

Time To Switch?
Yes, this is the time to switch from your small, dinky Android smartphone to a large and much more powerful Windows. The touch, feel and pleasure of holding a smartphone displaying neatly designed tiles is much more than than using a devices which is accused of   copying its architecture. 

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