The people from pocketnow got their hands on a video showing Joe Belfiore talking up and subsequently revealing details about the upcoming windows phone 8.
- Four new screen resolutions (though exact dimensions not revealed)
- Multicore processors
- NFC support for a new "Wallet experience" e.g. wireless payments and tap-to-share
- Removable microSD storage
- Based on Windows 8 kernel, not WinCE: Reuse of Windows 8 Desktop code for Windows Phone apps i.e. kernel, networking stacks, security, and multimedia support
- Zune Desktop is going away in exchange for a more native, sync relationship application i.e. the return of ActiveSync
- Richer Skydrive support for things like sharing music between devices (Xbox, desktop, phone)
- "The New Familiar" may be a tagline for Windows 8/Windows Phone 8
- More than 100,000 apps to be expected at Windows Phone 8 launch
- Local Scout WiFi "hotspot" integration to aggressively find free data connections; personal recommendations included
- Data usage glance-and-go support via Live Tile
- Server side data compression for Internet Explore 10 to reduce data traffic and speed up browsing
- 128-bit native BitLocker data encryption for Enterprise
Windows phone 8 is expected to be available in the later half of this year (around the same time Windows 8 (Desktop version) will hit stores too.