Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8: New Start Screen, NFC, and More

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Microsoft, in a big one-two punch of mobile, followed up Monday's Surface tablet announcement with today's unveiling of Windows Phone 8. It's the followup to last year's "Mango" update, which we quite liked, but it seems like the updates here are much more for developers than users (i.e. native code sharing with Windows 8). But there's a redesigned Start Screen, actual support for SD cards, NFC sharing very similar to that in the new Samsung Galaxy S III, and support for more powerful phones with multi-core processors and 720p screens. Read more over at The Verge.