Windows Phone 7.8 details leak out of China

Windows Phone 7.8 details leak out of China“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.

A previous semi-official Windows Phone 7.8 leak mentioned the addition of Xbox Music and Xbox Smartglass.

There’s still no official Windows Phone 7.8 release date, but the latest whispers suggest early 2013. Merry Christmas, with love from Microsoft.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 16, 2012 at 16:26

Exciting stuff...

AhmadCentral  Nov. 16, 2012 at 18:05

Using an mp3 as a ringtone.....

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 16, 2012 at 20:01

Using an mp3 as a ringtone.....

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!


Bluetooth, man...send files by Bluetooth! You ingrate!

SpeedyG  Nov. 16, 2012 at 20:14

Gordon Bennet I hate Microsoft sometimes. Things that feature phones had as standard 4 years ago is a major hassle for MS boys to update on a 'smart' phone.

Come back Samsung G500/D600 and Nokia 3310. All is forgiven.

Pondlife  Nov. 16, 2012 at 23:30

You lot are so harsh, they've got new colour themes!!!

SpeedyG  Nov. 16, 2012 at 23:47

You lot are so harsh, they've got new colour themes!!!

Don't kill our buzz, bro.

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 00:07

colorz ftwinz

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2012 at 01:06

Gordon Bennet I hate Microsoft sometimes. Things that feature phones had as standard 4 years ago is a major hassle for MS boys to update on a 'smart' phone.

Come back Samsung G500/D600 and Nokia 3310. All is forgiven.

Make it a D900 and you've got yourself a deal. I'd rather go back to that than use WP.

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