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Microsoft Windows Phone 8 to be launched on Oct. 29th

A lot of people around the world have been waiting for the launch of the next mobile operating system by the Redmond based software giant, Microsoft. The next mobile operating system will be the Windows Phone 8, a very sizable upgrade from the present Windows Phone 7 operating system.

The new Metro UI on the Windows Phone 8 is the attraction here. The company has unified the design of the Metro UI so that the Window 8 operating system on smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and desktop and laptop computers are almost the same now, giving users the same experience no matter which device they use.

There is good amount of competition for the new Windows Phone 8 operating system. Apple has very recently released the new iOS 6, with more than 200 new features compared to iOS 5. And Google has already released Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. There are already rumors about Android 4.2 on the internet.

But a major drawback for the company’s new mobile operating system is the number of apps present in the Windows Marketplace. Compared to the iOS App Store and Android Play Store, the number of apps available in the Windows Marketplace is very less. And for power users of smart phones, this is what matters. Android and iOS have apps for almost anything imaginable, and people coming to Windows Phone 8 from those two platforms will expect this on the new platform as well. And they are in for some disappointment.

Also, Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, is preparing to release its next big thing, BlackBerry OS 10. The new OS is supposed to be a revamped heavily to add more features and make the user experience very rich.

So, will the Widows Phone 8 live up to its expectations and give the competition a good blow? I guess we will find that out on the 29th of this month, because that is when the company will be releasing the all new Windows Phone 8. Be ready.


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