Opening New Windows 8 Phones
Unlike a few other leading gadgets, Microsoft’s Windows 8
phones might be hitting Indian shores a lot faster following
their introduction in its primary Western markets.
Microsoft’s big roll-out plan for its windows8 mobile devices is in motion. Though hurricane sandy might have eclipsed a little bit of this big launch earlier this week in the U.S , the tech giant seems to be pulling out all stops to get noticed.
On October 30, just a day after the international launch, Microsoft India put out a preview of the upcoming windows 8 phones at a special event in New Delhi before a gathering of technology journalists and bloggers in the country. The devices preview included the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 , Samsung Ativ s and HTC’s WP8x running the latest iteration of the windows operating system for mobile devices. The Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 will probably reach Indian shores the fastest. All the phones feature a dual core processer and have latest technology such as Near Field Communications (NFC) in – built, and it safe to guess thea most high-end. Windows 8 phones would cost upwards of Rs.30,000.
Though there are plenty of new features , there were a few that stood out. Windows 8 phones introduces the ‘Room’ concept that allows the phone user to privately share content like photos or maps within a closed loop of people . such ‘Rooms’ can be used for both creating casual conversations (say, within a weekend bikers’ group ) and office conversations, (say, when a team of collaborators shares information about an office project).