More Windows Phone 8 SDK screenshots pop up

The Windows 8 SDK beta leak that showed up on the Internet earlier this week is still generating more news. People have been going over the files with a fine toothed comb to check out the upcoming and unannounced features in the next mobile OS from Microsoft.

The site WP7.Hu has posted up a number of Windows Phone 8 screenshots taken from the SDK files that expose some new features. One of them offers Windows Phone 8 devices a way to store any text messages generated by its users to a Microsoft SkyDrive account, which should be handy for certain situations.

The screenshots also show what the Windows Phone 8 version of Office 2013 will look like, along with the Xbox Music feature that the company talked about briefly at its E3 2012 conference. There also seems to be support for backing up Windows Phone 8 apps.

Microsoft has yet to comment about the SDK leak and the features that have been uncovered since it took place. Microsoft has already said that the first Windows Phone 8 devices will be released sometime this fall. Rumors claim that the RTM version of WP8 will go final in September and the first hardware products will go on sale sometime in November, shortly after the Windows 8 launch.

Via: WPCentral.com
Source: WP7.Hu | Images via WP7.Hu

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What I don't understand is why they had to separate the radio function from the music+videos app and OneNote from the office suite. Also, am I the only one who thinks that the Xbox music interface is fugly? That gray background color looks so much worse than the default black or the artist image being used as a background.

Otherwise, there's some nifty features in there.

"a way to store any text messages generated by its users to a Microsoft SkyDrive account"

Sounds like something from the Kin Studio and Windows Mobile My Phone finally made it to Windows Phone

Quikboy said,
"a way to store any text messages generated by its users to a Microsoft SkyDrive account"

Sounds like something from the Kin Studio and Windows Mobile My Phone finally made it to Windows Phone


The Kin was fcking horrible, but Kin Studio was awesome!

I think I'm a little too happy about the concept fo having different text-to-speech voices from one of the other screen shots. I hope they post what they all are.

sanke1 said,
Office still has old icons

I bet those will be updated closer to launch, there were similar last minute changes to some of WP7's icons between the SDK reveal and the release of the phones