The Whatsapp team says the Whatsapp app for Windows Phone 8 will go live very soon in the Store. It will be six times faster than before and later on it will get another update with new emoji set.
The Whatsapp messenger already made an appearance in the Windows Phone 8 Store, but was quickly pulled back as it obviously required some more polishing. It seems the team is ready with the new app and you will be getting in the next few days or weeks.
Here is a Short preview video showing the New features of the Windows Phone 7.8 Update on a Nokia LUMIA 900, All current Windows Phone 7/7.5 Mango devices will get this update instead of WP8.
The Video is short and doesn't reveal much details only the major changes, Windows Phone 7.8 is scheduled to arrive in early 2013.
Microsoft officially announced the eagerly awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update is going to see the day of light in early 2013. Sadly, it won't be here by Christmas.
In the announcement at its official blog, the company re-confirmed some of the new features that will come as a part of Windows Phone 7.8. The new available colors for the UI theme were mentioned (over 20 new color). The additional Exchange security enhancements and ability to resize the Live tiles were also revealed, but are nothing new.
We know you're eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we're working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we're also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services. - Windows Phone Official Blog
If you recently Upgraded from windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 device you probably faced this issue, In windows phone 7 purchased content from Zune Marketplace was synced to your Windows Phone device via USB and you would be done with it. You might thought that the new Windows Phone 8 tool, the Windows Phone App, would facilitate the same functionality for video content that was rented or purchased from Xbox Video, successor to Zune. Unfortunately, it won't work.
The problem is that Xbox video content doesn't support Play back on Windows Phone 8, this has been confirmed by Microsoft support in the FAQ and known issues page.
"Windows Phone 8 does not currently support playback of rented or purchased content from the Xbox Video Store. If you'd like to see this feature added, you can go to the Windows Phone Feature Suggestions website and make requests for future releases." - Microsoft Support
Here we go again, Celebrity endorsement is probably the best way to market a product, and Microsoft is bringing some celebrities like Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani. The ladies star in the latest Windows Phone 8 ads. Check out the Videos below!
Model and actress Jessica Alba has the red Nokia Lumia 920 and shows how well the phone works for a mom like her with Kid's Corner. Singer Gwen Stefani on the other hand sports a blue HTC Windows Phone 8X and focuses on how it allows her to not just sleep while on the road, but also get stuff done on the device.