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Windows Phone Summit Recap


Today Microsoft gave a sneak preview of Windows Phone 8, highlighting the core OS elements shared with Windows 8, and the opportunities this release will create for developers, IT professionals and consumers.

Windows Phone 8 brings new hardware capabilities like multi-core chips, new screen resolutions, SD card support and NFC. Windows Phone 8 additionally delivers new features including a great new Start Screen, IE 10 and Wallet, as well as support for native development, and enterprise capabilities such as device encryption and management, and Company Hub. Existing Windows Phone customers will receive an update including new features in Windows Phone 8 like Start Screen and more.

We also announced growth in the number, variety and quality of apps in Marketplace, with 100,000 apps including new apps like Words with Friends, Draw Something, Audible, Chase and PayPal, and games including Asphalt 7: Heat, N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

Get the details:

  • Read Joe Belfiore's blog post.
  • Watch the event on demand (available in a few days)
  • Join the live chat on Twitter at 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT today, June 20th with #wpsummit

We have much more to share on new features, including the SDK later this summer. This is just the beginning!

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