Microsoft’s Week: First The Surface, and Today The W8 Phone

By on June 20, 2012 6:58:30 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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We’ve all seen pics of the Surface. Now (from c|net) pictures and some specs on the W8 phone:

 

There are a bunch of pics and a vid on the c|net site.

Features:

    • Multicore – will support up to 64 core processors… but definitely will support dual and quad cores.
    • Three new screen resolutions – WVGA (800x480), WXVGA (1280x768) and “true 720p” (1280x720p)
    • Will share code with desktop ie10 and the browsers will be very similar. It will be very secure, such as reputation based phishing detector and SmartScreen Filter.
    • Will support MicroSD cards therefore will get a 16, 32, or perhaps 64GB of extra memory, as well as another way to transfer data.
    • New scree – entirely occupied by tiles of 3 sizes (depending on the app)… of which MS states currently more than 100,000.
    • Customization – tile colors and themes.
    • No upgrade of W7 to W8 phone OS will be possible (they want to sell stuff, right?).
    • NFC and mobile wallet – will have, and Chase will be a partner.
    • W8 phone and desktop/Surface will share W8 code for devs.
    • Seamless Skype, in app purchases, W8 desktop security level, development in C and C++.

                    -  http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57456648-85/windows-phone-8-os-opens-up-to-multicore-processors-nfc/?tag=nl.e404

Source:

http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57456648-85/windows-phone-8-os-opens-up-to-multicore-processors-nfc/?tag=nl.e404

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June 20, 2012 8:46:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, I can see it on a phone or tablet, probably work just fine.  But definitely NOT on a desktop PC.

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June 20, 2012 9:40:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All the 'swiping' business will probably 'get old' really quickly.

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June 23, 2012 1:44:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

to late, to little, to unoriginal. And from MS who brought us the most awful hardware over the course of the last decades. Sure i am going to pay MS tax on my mobilephone when i can get a perfectly working OS free of charge.

So in order to compete they either have to make a loss on the OS or skimp on the hardware. What would MS do? I know, skimp on the hardware quality. C chips come very cheap.

 

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