There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to mobile operating systems (OS) and the announcement by Microsoft of Windows
Phone 8 will soon give customers another choice when shopping for a new Verizon Wireless smartphone .
This new OS brings new features to explore and new ways to further personalize your smartphone. Windows
8 will debut on a number of new smartphones.
Start screen is always the most personal screen and Live Tiles on
Windows Phone 8 makes that personalization possible. Live Tiles let you
Start screen that’s exactly right for you by letting you not only pin
apps but also people, bookmarks and more all on one screen to view at a
glance. The Live Tiles and Apps pinned on the Start screen animate and
update as notifications come in so you see which
apps are calling for your attention. The tunes that you rock out to and
the games that keep you busy go where you go with Xbox Music and Xbox
Games. All of this together is what makes the phone, you.
data use on a Windows Phone 8 from Verizon Wireless is just as simple
and helps relieve the stress of data use. The Data Sense app, exclusive
for a limited time, tells you how much data you have used in a given
time period. It also allows
you to set data limits and even reports how much data each app has
used. Data Sense doesn’t stop there, as it has a
suite of features like Wi-Fi mapping to find hotspots and compressing
images and HTML while browsing the Web to help reduce data usage.
Microsoft Office Mobile built-in means using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
from your phone to create, edit and view documents. Windows Phone 8
takes the mobile office farther with SkyDrive
integration, including 7 GB of free space, for storing pictures, files
and data on the cloud and built-in support for Office 365 for email and
brand new OS needs a powerful network to run on, and with 4G LTE
coverage in more than 410 markets across the United States, Windows
Phone 8 customers
will be browsing and streaming at blazing speeds. That same Verizon
Wireless advantage also includes access to the exclusive apps like VZ
Navigator for turn-by-turn navigation and maps with millions points of
interest, Backup Assistant Plus to store your contacts
Wireless will soon have three 4G LTE smartphones running Windows Phone
8, two of which will be available in the coming weeks.
Phone 8X by HTC – available by Thanksgiving in Blue,
Red or Black color models for $199.99 with a new two year contract. The
Red and Black color models are Verizon Wireless exclusives.
Lumia 822 – Exclusive to Verizon Wireless and will
be available by Thanksgiving in Black, White and Grey color models for
$99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two year contract
· Samsung ATIV Odyssey – Exclusive to Verizon Wireless
and will be available by the end of the year. More information soon to come.