A video of detailed information about Windows Phone 8 was obtained by Pocketnow.com revealing many of the device's features. Codename "Apollo", Windows Phone 8, will host apps designed for Windows 8 and it will be backwards compatable with Windows Phone 7.5. The association between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is very interconnected. Windows Phone 8 will share the same user interface with desktop and tablet operating systems.
It was reported that a quad-core processor will be necessary to support the processing demand and resolution of Windows Phone 8. Microsoft will also include a microSD slot for removable storage. Near field communication (NFC) will also be supported so it will make sharing information between devices extremely convenient.
The report from PocketNow.com claims that data will be shared across the PC, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox thourgh a new app. The desktop Zune client will be discarded in favor of a new version of ActiveSync. Data will be backed up via Microsoft's Skydrive.
Managing your data usage will be simplified with DataSmart. It will be one of your native tiles and will display a breakdown of your data consumption. To reduce your data consumption, Windows Phone 8 will use services to compress data from the server side and minimize content download by 30%.
Microsoft expects 100,000 apps to be in the marketplace by the release of Windows Phone 8.