Windows Phone Startscreen

Introduced by Microsoft some days ago, the Windows Phone 8 was introduced as the successor of Windows Phone 7. The actual version of Microsoft’s smartphone operating system will be updated to Windows Phone 7.8, which comes with some new features, such as a slightly modified startscreen. The widgets on the startscreen are a lot more flexible than before, as you can see in this video.

Windows Phone 8 will build upon the new Windows Core kernel, which means that it has the same core as the new Windows Tablet and as the upcoming Windows 8 desktop operating system.

Nokia City Lens augmented reality browser

Well finally Nokia’s Beta-Labs gets some sort of a drive to publish innovations for the Windows Phone smartphone family. In this video Beta-Labs shows Nokia City Lens. Using an augmented reality browser, the user is offered a virtual view through walls and buildings of various points near you that can be browsed by categories such as food, nearby, sights or searched for with text. Better still, searching for AT&T WiFi will find access points nearby and all you then need to do is hoof it in the direction shown by the small icon on the display. Follow the video to get some insight view of this new augmentation application from Nokia Beta-Labs.