Microsoft Unveils “Rooms”, “Data-Sense” and “Kids Corner” for WP8

| October 29, 2012 | 7 Replies

Microsoft unveils Data Sense for Windows Phone 8, to debut on Verizon devices

Data sense is one of the features we’ve seen leaked in the SDK before, it brings the user the ability to track his data usage, and compresses webpages to help save on data charges and keep you from rising above your data cap (think of a mix between Nokia counters and Nokia Xpress browser. Data-sense also automatically searches for nearby WiFi hotspots to connect to, everyone loves free WiFi. Data-sense will be exclusive to Verizon Windows Phones (which until now officially consists solely of the Lumia 822).

Windows Phone 8 Rooms give every group its private space

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Rooms is a second part of WP8 revealed today, although those of you familiar with Nokia Pulse won’t find it as new; it’s a cross-platform private sharing board, where users can share photos, videos, calendar events and messages between one another.

Microsoft brings guest user account to Windows Phone 8 via Kids Corner

Kids corner is yet another feature we’ve seen leaked multiple times before, where users have the ability to limit their children (or prying spouses) access to certain parts of the phone; this feature is particularly useful if say you want to entertain your child but are afraid he’ll call your boss and “accidentally” swear at him.

 

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  • arts

    Where is 7.8 thou?

    • Patata

      why talking about wp7.8 if all new features are wp8 only?

    • spencer1978

      OCTOBER 30, 2012 7:24 A.M.
      caleb23 wrote:
      Morningstar today about Nokia:

      Share price assumption at this moment: 2.40 euro (Nokia share is in Helsinki right now 2.06 euro, in New York 2.56 dollar)

      Best scenario (if WP8 phones go well): the stock price will go to about 7.70 euro per share)

      Worst scenario: no bankruptcy, because Nokia would be sold in parts before that.
      Estimated price for this: intellectual properties over 1 euro per share;
      other business parts (smartphones, featurephones, NSN) at least over 1.50 euro per share.
      And NAVTEQ´s price not included (Nokia bought NAVTEQ with about 7 billion euro). All in all even in this case, Nokia share price would be at least over 2.5 euro. Pretty much like my thoughts and analysis.

  • arts

    Would the build conference tomorrow mention the finer details like USSD support, better wifi support and that sort of thing?

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  • wiscoh

    Ussd, one of the important features in the smart phone..otherwise WP wil b history soon…they must get the basics ok…

  • AlsoCan

    Out of curiosity: is there a feature or app similar to “Kids corner” in Symbian?