5 months after Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 7.8 to the world, and having been M.I.A since then, this new OS update has finally made an appearance via a chinese website that recently posted a video, showing the Nokia Lumia 510 running the software. It seems obvious for us then to expect that we’ll see a worldwide rollout of that update in the not to distant future.
Microsoft have made a statement but only to say that, ‘We have made no further announcement on this but hope to share more details in the near future.’ Other industry sources however have suggested that we could see Microsoft launch the Windows Phone 7.8 as soon as tomorrow, 28th November.
With the Nokia Lumia 510, being the first to use the Windows 7.8 update, it’s sure to conquer a good proportion of the Asian market. It’s the cheapest entry-level Nokia Windows Phone handset yet, featuring a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel WVGA display, 800 MHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera and 4GB of memory. Set to burn a fairly reasonable $199 sized hole in your wallet.
Some of the new features of the Windows Phone 7.8 have been revealed through a recent Nokia document. Those include Live Tiles with twenty different themes, Bing Wallpapers, the ability to edit MP3 files to create customized ringtones and Internet Explorer updates. There’s also a new start screen similar to that of the Windows Phone 8.
It might just be a touch of cynicism, but when a Software giant like Microsoft suddenly find their products being leaked via whatever websites this close to Christmas it always going to be viewed by some as a clever marketing plan.
Either way, we’re looking forward to seeing the Windows Phone 7.8 in its full glory.