Windows Phone is still a relatively new smartphone platform, but with the release of the latest operating system, Windows Phone 8, in November 2012, it has been gaining ground. Devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and its variants, and the HTC 8X and 8S have all contributed to increasing the popularity of the platform. Windows Phone is unique as it includes some great features that other smartphone operating systems simply do not offer. Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Windows Phones.
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#5. Seamlessly Move Items Between the Phone and a Windows 8 Computer
Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are designed to coincide with one another to make it easier to move things from one to the other. These items include ringtones, documents, photos, music and more. The Windows Phone app is required to make this process possible, and it can be acquired either by downloading it from the Windows Store or simply by plugging your Windows Phone 8 smartphone into your computer. It also works with Windows 7 and Mac computers so long as you get the Windows Phone app.
#4. Keep Your Phone Kid-Proof
Windows Phone 8 has a cool feature that allows you to keep your smartphone safe from your kids or young relatives when they want to play with it. Kids Corner allows you to set certain apps to which you will allow kids access. Everything else is hidden, which means you won’t have to worry about a child accidentally dialing a number or accidentally sending an embarrassing email to someone. You can create a password that brings you back from Kids Corner to your normal home screen as well.
#3. Great Customization Abilities
With Windows Phone 8, you can customize the look and feel of your home screen. Choose a color for your tiles from 21 color choices to suit your mood or preference and pin your favorite apps to the home screen. You can also size your apps to your liking, from small to medium to large. There is no limit to how many tiles you can pin or on which tiles you can pin or unpin. You can also choose from a photo, Bing or certain apps to use as your lock screen.
#2. People Hub
The People Hub is a spectacular feature that brings all of your contacts together in one convenient location. It integrates your general phone contacts with your email, Facebook and Twitter contacts, allowing you the ability to choose the manner in which you want to contact someone.
#1. Data Sense
Data Sense is a nifty feature that enables you to track the amount of data used on your Windows Phone 8 smartphone. It is built into the device and is easy to use as all that is needed is to set a limit for your data by day or month. The feature will alert you as to your usage so that you do not go over your limit.
Article by Madyson Grant