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Microsoft Windows Phone 8

78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Windows Phone 8 is a tremendous improvement over its predecessor, but it remains to be seen if developers are ready to hop on to the platform.

Pros
  • Much-improved Start and Lock screensIncredibly smooth performance and solid battery lifeSupports modern hardware componentsGuest user support with Kid's CornerSyncs with iTunes
Cons
  • Unproven ecosystem, despite Windows 8 compatibility
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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

80
Dustin Strickland
I've been a big fan of Windows Phone since it's release in November 2010. Microsoft...read more
90
Umang Choudhari
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
Cris Vizcaíno
Great OS
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Source model
Closed
Architecture
64-bit

Type

Type
Mobile / embedded OS

Kernel

Multitasking
Yes
Architecture
64-bit

Interface

Graphical interface
Yes
Command line interface
No

Source

Source model
Closed
Model
8.1

Key Specs

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Source model
Closed
Architecture
64-bit

Type

Type
Mobile / embedded OS

Kernel

Multitasking
Yes
Architecture
64-bit

Interface

Graphical interface
Yes
Command line interface
No

Source

Source model
Closed