Meeting User Expectations
According to leaked reports, Microsoft and Intel have joined their hands to launch Windows 8 on mobile phones. The main aim of Microsoft behind Windows 8 mobile computing is to provide better portable environment for its users so that users can experience new innovative Windows 8 exposure.
Nokia has told TechRadar that it believes users will really start seeing the potential of its tie-in with Microsoft on Windows Phone 8.
Niklas Savander, executive VP of Markets for Nokia, said that while it’s always hard to offer something fresh to the market, the Finnish firm has no qualms about using the same OS as a number of other vendors.
The Nokia connection cannot be underestimated, particularly if you are an App developer. Their first new Windows Mobile Phone that arrived with their Lumia 710 and 800. We are seeing a foreshadowing of Nokia enhancements on these phones such as Nokia Drive, a navigation app with turn-by-turn directions and offline maps. Also on the phone is Nokia Music with a feature called Mix Radio that provides pre-set music mixes. Lastly is ESPN Sports Hub, a multi-sport news center exclusive to Nokia.
While I realize that there are always some manufacturer-specific updates, Nokia has shown that they can deliver the goods when it comes to extra features and functions. We are like to see a lot more from Nokia when they release for Windows Phone 8. By that time they will have had a full cycle to get ready with more for their customers. Remember they had less than a year to get ready for Windows Phone 7.5.
I will provide more information on Windows Phone 8 as I find out more…