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Neowin: Windows Phone 8 review

Neowin: Windows Phone 8 review

Windows Phone 8 is here, and finally consumers can get their hands on the latest and greatest from Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division. It's a seriously major change, the biggest since Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" over a year ago, and…

Microsoft Windows 8, The TechSpot Review

First, let's get something out of the way. Most of what's really new in Windows 8 relates to the Metro touch interface, which is Microsoft's biggest bet on this OS generation -- a bet that's risky but necessary given the company's lack of presence in the growing tablet market. This is also how the folks at Redmond have figured could give a needed boost to its smartphone business (“Windows everywhere”), which is well behind market leaders, iOS and Android.

This review is based on my experience with Windows 8 using a desktop, so I've been treating Windows 8 like most computer enthusiasts will: as a direct upgrade from Windows 7 on my custom-built machine, just like I did with Vista, XP, 2k, and other previous Windows releases.