The journey started way before the Windows Phone Summit in June 2012 but nevertheless, Windows Phone 8 has been sort of a fresh restart for the tech giant amidst fierce competition like Android and iOS. Unsurprisingly, the end of this year has sure been a busy period for Microsoft, with a total of four WP8 devices, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Windows Phone 8S by HTC, while the Samsung Ativ S is slated to be released by year end. If you are willing to wait up for more options, Huawei's WP8 device is said to be showcased at CES in January 2013. Alternatively, if you are looking for affordable options, there's the upcoming Nokia Lumia 620 to fall back upon.
All in all, the traction for WP8 devices is definitely picking up, given that the latest platform saw the additions of nifty hardware improvements including the introduction of multi-core support, NFC technology, microSD card support and new screen resolutions. Furthermore, unlike the WP7 era, we're now seeing much more variety of devices to cater to a wider audience range. This can only help Microsoft better improve its base and outreach with appropriate devices for each price bracket. To accompany the new devices and the new OS, the Windows Phone Marketplace is also picking up steam with over 125,000 apps available and thus building its credentials to provide a reasonable variety of apps for its users.
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