Windows Phone is a group of mobile operating systems created especially for Microsoft smartphones. Windows Phones have a distinct design language and are aimed at the consumer market across the world. Unlike Apple and Android, the Windows Phones have a set of unique features that are tailored to Windows lovers around the world.
First launched in 2010, Windows Phones are available in 50 languages and are developed by the Microsoft Corporation. Versions for Windows Phones include CE, 7, 8, 8.1 and most recently Windows 10 Mobile, which was announced in January 2015.
The features of the phone is based on some factors including:
User interface - the user interface is made up of tiles which link to applications, features, contacts, media items and web pages. Users can move these tiles around and can also change the size and appearance of the tiles. The phone also has a dark theme that focuses on prolonging the battery life so users can enjoy longer battery use.
Text input - users enjoy an onscreen virtual keyboard which includes emoticons and predictive text.
Sophisticated web browser - the web browser keeps a list of the user's favourite web pages and links the pages to tiles on the start screen. Users can also zoom in and out of animations and pictures.
People hub contact list - the ‘People hub’ can manually import contacts from Facebook, Windows, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and Outlook. The hub also shows the user’s social network status and also updates and activity.
Supported email - the Windows Phone supports Outlook, Exchange, Gmail, and Yahoo!Mail as well as a range of POP and IMAP email services. Emails are shown in threads.
Built in multimedia - Built in media include Xbox Music and Xbox Video and the phone’s pictures hub.
Games hub - the games hub function includes a range of Xbox Live games as well as multiplayer games which can be downloaded from the phone’s store.
• Office Suite - one of the crowning features of the phone is access to the preinstalled Office Mobile suite which includes mobile versions of Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Excel.
Windows Phone app developers are available to create and release apps via the Windows Store. If you’re a business looking to engage a creative and talented Windows Phone app developer, engaging a freelance developer is a great option for tracking down some of the best talent from around the world.
Freelancers can work remotely, meaning businesses and individuals can gain access to a global talent pool of developers all vying to assist businesses in their quest for the perfect app.
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