Microsoft's Windows Phone Developer Summit

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  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:25:38 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:25:45 PM
    The rumors were right. New screen resolutions are a'coming.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:25:54 PM
    Why, it seemed like just yesterday Microsoft told us at CES that dual-core devices weren't that important. Instead, "user experience" trumped fast processors.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:26:00 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:26:12 PM
    There's WVGA of course, also HD resolutions for WXGA and 720p HD.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:26:28 PM
    So that's 1,280 x 720 and 1,280 x 768.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:26:41 PM
    "If you're a developer, your app is going to run and look terrific."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:26:57 PM
    There are three aspect ratios, too. 15:9 and 16:9 (720p)
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:27:00 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:27:06 PM
    Removable microSD card is a go!
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:27:27 PM
    So you'll be able to use it as a transfer device and to side-load apps. Plus, you can get storage space out the wazoo.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:27:34 PM
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:27:41 PM
    The microSD card news is great, but I'm quite fond of the Lumia 900's unibody design (as inconvenient as it is).
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:27:44 PM
    This is a really big break from Microsoft's original ethos to keep the phone locked down.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:27:55 PM
    "We think we have that nailed in Windows Phone," Belfiore says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:28:18 PM
    This will help everyone, since phones can come in at lower costs if they have smaller internal memory that can be boosted with a card.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:28:38 PM
    Internet Explorer 10 will be built into Windows Phone 8
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:28:49 PM
    Core JavaScript technology will be the same rendering.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:29:02 PM
    HTML authors can code once and it'll work on the phone as well.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:29:07 PM
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:29:17 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:29:25 PM
    So tablets, laptops, and phones will all share the same rendering code. Finally.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:29:40 PM
    Mobile version will include today's IE's SmartScreen anti-phishing feature.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:30:05 PM
    Sunspider scores shows WP8 is faster than the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One S, and iPhone 4S (iOS 6 beta)
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:30:21 PM
    I have a feeling some insane benchmark shootouts will follow.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:30:45 PM
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:30:47 PM
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:30:57 PM
    Announcement for Native Code developers gets claps all around
  • Graham 6/20/2012 4:31:02 PM
    I am a happy developer now.
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:31:08 PM
    Benchmark insanity: AKA 'Binsanity'
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:31:10 PM
    Games are a huge emphasis for Microsoft, especially after that Angry Birds snafu of a few months back.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:31:32 PM
    Common graphics drivers with WP8 and the PC will get easy porting.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:31:38 PM
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:31:38 PM
    Native game development platform will be based on DirectX
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:31:47 PM
    "See some beefy powerful phones running some amazing games this year."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:31:52 PM
    Again, we're looking at a gaming boom on Microsoft. I hope that shows with the XBox Live feature.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:32:11 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:32:21 PM
    XBox Live has been full of promise on Windows Phone, but hasn't really ever taken off like it should. Ditto with Kinect.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:32:31 PM
    So usually this cues a gaming demo....but no.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:32:32 PM
    Native Code support will make portability easy for developers. We'll see more apps, bigger and more important apps coming faster, and some beautiful games.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:32:46 PM
    Back to hardware, they're unveiling NFC support.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:32:56 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:33:02 PM
    In Android phones, it's usually bundled into the batteries. So I wonder how they'll do it here.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:33:20 PM
    Microsoft calls it Tap + Share, which is a more colorful way to explain NFC.
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:33:37 PM
    More apps and oh-sooo-cool games -- the guy is talking big.
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