So when Nokia announced the switch to windows 8 there were many people making lists of all the things Symbian could do that windows Phone couldn’t. This was not about the software as such, but that the hardware simply would not be able to do it. Windows Phone 8 was announced yesterday and while there are still lots of features we don’t know about and we haven’t been given a UI/End user overview as much as a platform overview, it’s worth a look to see how it scores against Symbian users wish lists.
|Symbian Feature||Supported in Windows 8|
|Swappable Micro SD||Yes|
|USB on the go||No|
|Use phone as USB drive||No|
|HDMI/Tv-Out||Possibly (looking for clarification, but present in Windows 8 on Microsoft Surface)|
|Bluetooth File Transfer||Probably (looking for clarification, but likely after NFC touch to share demo)|
So it’s better certainly, though not completely there yet, and hopefully as we hear more about it we will find some of these other pieces filled in. If I’ve missed things off, please let me know.