Recently in a video hosted by Senior Vice President, Microsoft unviels details about its new upcoming windows mobile platform named as Windows Phone 8 that is also known as Apollo. This version is probably expected to released after the Tango update. Apollo will feature a new version of Skype that allows user to make full HD video calls, Facebook integration and group screen sharing along with features like different screen resolutions, multicore processors, removable microSD cards and NFC communication.


Checkout Specifications of Windows Phone 8 (Apollo):

  • Support for multi-core processors
  • Support for 4 new screen resolutions
  • Removable microSD card storage
  • NFC that would support contactless payments, tap-to-share with other phones and Windows 8 PCs, tablets and laptops
  • Carrier control and branding for wallet via SIM or phone hardware
  • Partner client for Xbox Companion app
  • Deep Skydrive integration to share data such as Music and Videos between devices
  • Over 100,000 Windows Phone 7.5-compatible apps for Windows Phone 8
  • Integrated ecosystems with Windows 8 for desktop including Kernel, sensor fusion, security model, network, and video and graphics technologies
  • Desktop Zune client to be scrapped for new dedicated companion application
  • Camera interface would be called lens apps that would support 3rd party skins and features
  • Native code support to port apps easily from Android and iOS
  • DataSmart app to reduce and track mobile data usage
  • Internet Explorer 10 with a compression engine to reduce data usage
  • Automatically connect to carrier-owned WLANs when in range
  • Bing local scout with real-time location of nearby hotspots
  • Hardware accelerated encryption with BitLocker and always-on Secure Boot capabilities like Windows 8