“Where. The fug. Is Windows Phone 7.8?” That’s the question Nokia Lumia 900 owners (among others) are invariably asking, having faithfully backed WinPho in its early days only to be told they wouldn’t be upgraded to full-fat Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft is keeping frustratingly quiet with regards to Windows Phone 7.8 features, but while we wait for Ballmer to squeeze more official juice, a leaked document has dished some delicious dirt.
We’re looking at a leaked Nokia Windows Phone 7.8 document from China, resplendent in typically Lumia-esque colours.
In addition to the “new start screen” we keep hearing about, Windows Phone 7.8 features will seemingly include IE9 browser enhancements (no IE10, however), more colour themes, and support for creating ringtones from mp3s. The future is now.
Nokia-specific Windows Phone 7.8 features will include updated apps such as Contacts Transfer, and – better still – the ability to share files via Bluetooth.
There’s still no official Windows Phone 7.8 release date, but the latest whispers suggest early 2013. Merry Christmas, with love from Microsoft.