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Windows Phone 8

I was surfing Microsoft's web side a couple of days ago, and came across a new news item about Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone 8 is suppose to resemble its big brother interface which is set to launch soon.  In case you haven't guessed it, yes, that would be Windows 8.  Apparently the new phone interface is expected to interface with Windows 8, include features such as networking, media browsing, security, and web browsing as well.

Like the news feed states, with this technology in mind developers will be able to create, and develop more applications for the phone.

The phone promises to have a sharper display, and more flexible and better storage using a SD card.  Among the features listed above, the phone will have a feature called NFC wireless sharing.  This technology allows the phone to share things in shorter distances, such as streaming media, and so on.

While I read about this phone, I have not yet tested it, and would love to get my hands on one when it becomes available in the future.  I certainly hope that Microsoft has some form of accessibility built in to it.  It would be interesting for the screen reader to be available right out of the box, like the iPhone. 


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I have owned an android and iPhone, the androids accessibility didn't come close to the iPhone (love the 3 finger tap zoom). Microsoft has a long way to go to catch up to apples accessibility and from what I hear they have improved it in ios6

Since microsoft has apparently improved the accessibility of Windows 8 right out of the box, I too would also hope they include some form of screen reading & magnification in the windows phone 8. Otherwise, Apple & Google will continue to be the phone platforms of choice for people who are blind that want a smart phone.