Eight New Features in Windows 8 Phone


Windows Phone 8 is much talked about in the technology news. Technology enthusiasts are always on a look out for the latest and so talking about the features of Windows 8 is something to look forward to. When it comes to Windows 8 enabled phone the most important thing to notice is that it is powered by many new features. The features provided in this phone are better than that of its predecessor as this system is based on NT; it also has a new Kernel. Let us find out more about it and the eight new features of this new phone.

• Startup screen

• Data usage alerts

• News & Movies Updates

• Maps available offline

• Me Tile Functionality

• Local Deals by Bing

• E-Wallet

• Card Data Swapping feature

Now let us explore each of the above given eight features one by one that makes this phone fascinating

Startup screen

The startup screen as provided in the new version of Windows is something that comes with an added advantage to a user. The screen is facilitated with a feature of resizing of icons or tiles. This way a user can add as many tiles as desired. Now it will be relatively easier to add more tiles on home screen as you can make way for new tiles by resizing them. This way you can quickly access apps added on start up screen without getting it cluttered or without space constraint.

Data usage alert

Often a user has to manually track the data usage while surfing online. Checking data via AT &T app is tiring but with this new Windows 8 user need not track data manually. The functionality of data tracking is automatic with this new version of Windows. Additionally, the added functionality of data alert also resizes and reduces the page size that is downloaded on the phone. This means quicker download and less data usage.

News & Movies Updates

People who are interested in catching up on latest news need not search for other options as the latest news updates will be provided by Bing. If you are keen on knowing about latest movie releases then you need not launch any third party app as Bing is here to provide you all the info you require. Latest news headlines and movie reviews, releases all are possible via Bing that comes pre-loaded with Windows8.

Maps available offline

Map facility is often available online to the consumers but here this facility is provided offline. You can utilize the Maps functionality without having to go online. This will help you save data usage and even battery life. Just go to the pre-loaded Maps and start searching for the desired location.

Me Tile Functionality

The new Windows Phone is most likely to have the functionality of Me tile. However, this functionality is available for users but whether or not this functionality is available for developers is still not clear. It can be utilized for customizing the screen lock to receive notifications and alerts on unread messages.

Local Deals by Bing

Traveling in a new city and looking for best deals without any guide is difficult if not impossible. However, Bing resolves this dilemma. You just need to look up for the latest deals available in your current location and you get the details of the deals.


Probably the most convenient option made available to a user is that of E-wallet. This feature will be available to users in the latest version of Windows8 phone. This will facilitate the user in shopping without carrying cash or card. The best functionality of this e-wallet is that it is supportive of local deals by Bing.

Card Data Swapping Feature

The feature of card data swapping is available in Windows 8 enabled phone. This feature will enable in data swapping between devices. A user can user can easily swap contents of SD card and transfer photographs, files and music on to the PC.

All the above given eight features and functionalities are added to Windows 8 phone. These are easy to use. Technology geeks and average users will find these features fascinating alike. In conclusion, this phone comes up to user expectations in terms of technology and ease of usability.


Source by Brandon Malcolm Smith

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