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Windows Phone 8 Review
The good: Windows Phone 8 closes major gaps by bringing support for HD screens, multicore processors, and NFC. Other software additions, like Kid's Corner and camera app tie-ins, are also welcome.
The bad: Microsoft's mobile OS still trails the competition when it comes to default voice navigation, basic camera features, and the quantity and quality of its apps. Voice actions are hit or miss.
The bottom line: Windows Phone 8 is absolutely worth using, especially if you enjoy a simpler, bolder interface. However, if you need a robust app selection now, stick with the more fully formed Android and iOS.
Windows Phone 8 Specs
Part number: CNET-Windows-Phone-8
- Product Basic Spec