I realize that I am a little late on these stories about the announcement of the Nexus 4, and I don’t want to leave out that Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft had a big announcement presentation thing that showed off a lot of new features like Rooms. Rooms is a user defined group of people for shared to-do lists, calendars, and photos all in one place. It works with iOS with group messaging.
Another addition are its exclusive Windows 8 apps like a dedicated Facebook app for connecting to the phone, as well as new versions of Twitter, Skype, and Pandora, scheduled for arrival in early 2013.
Then there is Skydrive with about 7GB of free cloud storage along with options for photo options of arrangement.
Also, there is Kid’s Corner, which is a way that kids can play with the phone, just like mine do. All it is required is some sideways swiping, and the apps that you want your kids to see will show up in this special place. As a parent, that is a bonus for me, and calls will still come through but new messages and emails won’t come in.
Here’s a quote from my Source on the availability:
Regarding availability, there was good news to share. On AT&T, the Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and HTC 8X will be available in November. Verizon has the Lumia 822 (an 820 variant), the HTC 8x, again available in November. Big Red will also have a so-far-unseen Samsung device called the ATIV Odyssey in December. T-Mobile is much clearer cut: on November 14 it will offer the Nokia Lumia 810 (another 820 variant), and the HTC 8X for $99 and $149, respectively. Sprint will not offer Windows Phone 8 devices this Winter.
Hmm. Haven’t used one of those blockquotes in a while. Anyway, that is Windows 8 for your phone for you.