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  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:23:18 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:23:26 PM
    @Ryan Potentially, yes, but let's hear them out.
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:23:34 PM
    He just answered my question: What's in it for consumers? He says "a much greater choice in use of hardware" and better prices. All depends on how easily developers can move their apps using the shared core, no?
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:23:49 PM
    "The quality improves, performance improves, and time to market improves."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:24:01 PM
    Belfiore will walk us through a tour of Windows 8 platform announcements that form the foundation of Windows Phone 8.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:24:13 PM
    They're not going to share all the end user features, though.
  • hockeyduck3 6/20/2012 4:24:21 PM
    I hope they bring some more windows phones to Sprint
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:24:24 PM
    They want to focus on the platform today, and what that means for consumers and developers.
  • Saush 6/20/2012 4:25:02 PM
    Well thats what required anyways...Apps, Apps and more good to see Microsoft is making it easier for the devs...
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:25:18 PM
    Even though Microsoft has long said that single-core is very efficient compared to other (ahem) platforms, they're going to "do it right."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:25:37 PM
    Battery life and great performance are key, they say, but they also know that there's user demand.
  • 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
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