Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system refresh will add Rooms, a new feature enabling users to create virtual spaces for chatting and sharing content with family and friends.
Microsoft will limit the introduction of in-app purchasing to its forthcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system upgrade, declining to extend the feature to devices running the intermediate Windows Phone 7.8.
Microsoft will extend remote access features integrated into its forthcoming Office 13 productivity suite to mobile devices running the company's Windows Phone 8 operating system.
This is not to suggest that RIM is on the verge of collapse, but still, this isn't good news for RIM.
Last week Microsoft finally unveiled its long-awaited Windows Phone 8 operating system at a media event in San Francisco. Now the company must turn its attention to the developer community, which it must attract to the new OS if it wants to have compelling apps for its Windows Phone 8 devices.
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To answer the first question that everyone is going to have: Existing WP7.5 phones will not be able to upgrade to WP8.
The greatest change in the new version is that Windows Phone 8 is built on the same core operating system kernel underpinning the desktop OS since Windows XP.
A primary reason for the change is that Microsoft needed to improve the performance and security of the Marketplace, and Windows Phone 7.5 was required to make the changes possible.
Rumors of Windows Phone 8 features have started seeping out, and if they prove accurate, they're good news for business users. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reviews two sets of reports outlining alleged