It’s official. Windows Phone 8 is coming this fall, and it has Windows 8 at its core. What does that mean for you? You’ll finally be able to buy a Windows Phone with a multi-core processor and an HD screen, and you’ll be able to run the full IE 10 browser. On top of that, WP 8 will also offer a more customizable Start screen, support for Nokia Maps, and both NFC and digital wallet support. Believe it or not, that’s just the tip of the new Windows Phone. Check out all the features announced below.
Knowing that Live Tiles were the heart and soul of Windows Phone, Microsoft redesigned the Start Screen to give users greater control over how it looks. Now, users can pin anything they want to the Start Screen as a Live Tile, and, more importantly, resize them into 2 other sizes -- small and medium. Live Tiles now take up the whole screen, and the black bar along the right side is gone.