Windows Phone 8 training begins, Wallet, Kids Corner, Rooms highlighted

We all know that Windows Phone 8 is right around the corner and before sales reps get their hands on the devices, they must go through a bit of training ahead of time to be well prepared to answer consumer questions. Neowin has been sent a handful of images showing off these slides which we have posted for your viewing pleasure. 

The images show a couple of features we have known about for some time since the SDK leaked including the Wallet app (which pairs with NFC), Kids Corner and Rooms. Kids Corner will be one of the most innovative features as it will allow parents to assign apps that they only want their children to have access too. It's very similar to setting up a profile, or a user account, but to access the specified apps, you will swipe left from the lock screen. The Kids corner feature will obviously work for sharing your phone with anyone and is not only limited to a small subset of applications.

You can also see some of the training documentation on how to use NFC with Windows Phone 8 and the PIN screen for enhanced security; Rooms are also confirmed. Rooms allow you to set up groups of contacts that will share a group chat, group calendar, group notes, lists and documents tied to the room. This feature is in the people hub and rooms can be pinned to start.

With Windows Phone 8 right around the corner, we fully expect more information to surface in the coming days.

Thanks for the tip Anon!

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.."swipe left from the lock screen to go to kids corner"..? so will they maybe have something to swipe to the right for ? or swipe down for.

also it may be more the apps they are planning on bringing.. I don't see Skype up there but it is coming for sure.. these are the new thing they are bringing out not the integrated apps

God, that Wallet app is horrible. Why is it so boring? I alway says that apps with plain black background are terrible deisgn.

I'm not an iPhone user [WP], but that wallet thing in iOS is great design; with limited functionality.

gullygod said,
God, that Wallet app is horrible. Why is it so boring? I alway says that apps with plain black background are terrible deisgn.

I'm not an iPhone user [WP], but that wallet thing in iOS is great design; with limited functionality.

wait till you actually use it. i'm sure it'll be a nice experience

efjay said,
Still no sign of the killer feature that is keeping the SDK top secret....

This. And multitasking looks like a mess (but I hope it won't be, because this is a deal breaker for me). I'm becoming nervous. Shows us the damn thing already, Microsoft!

efjay said,
Still no sign of the killer feature that is keeping the SDK top secret....

Hate to be the one to say it, but maybe there isn't much more then what they announced back in June?
Sure there might be a load of under the hood tweaks and changes for the better but like Cut and Paste didn't make it in 7 straight away, delays meant that some features were put on hold for a January style update?
Hence the secrecy? Why promise something they couldn't deliver on time? How mad would people get if feature XYZ didn't make the cut.

Drossel said,

This. And multitasking looks like a mess (but I hope it won't be, because this is a deal breaker for me). I'm becoming nervous. Shows us the damn thing already, Microsoft!

Talk about knee jerk reaction..

efjay said,
Still no sign of the killer feature that is keeping the SDK top secret....

Oh people, don't put your bet on a secret super feature, I don't think there's any secret feature to discover, maybe some new settings here and there but nothing else

daniel_rh said,

Oh people, don't put your bet on a secret super feature, I don't think there's any secret feature to discover, maybe some new settings here and there but nothing else

Then WHY keep it a secret, especially after that leaked SDK in July? Why keep developers from creating WP8 apps? Do they want it to fail?

mrp04 said,

Then WHY keep it a secret, especially after that leaked SDK in July? Why keep developers from creating WP8 apps?

This point seems to be lost on quite a few people.

LogicalApex said,

Microsoft really messed this launch up.

I think it's fair to say marketing are really f*cking up badly given no one knows how much any of the (WP8) hardware will cost or an exact launch date