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Windows 8 may have phone calling capability

Right now, it's difficult to be sure whether Microsoft intends these features for the tablets or it wants the Windows 8 operating system to replace Windows Phone 7 eventually.

A technology blog has noticed some hitherto unnoticed elements in the user interface of Windows 8, which suggests the new operating system from Microsoft may have the phone calling feature as well. The new operating system is likely to arrive in 2012.
According to iStartedSomething, the Windows 8 user interface has a live tile which is named “Missed Calls”.

Another indication is visible in the ‘People’ app of the Windows 8 which stores all the contacts. There, every contact also has the option to “Call Mobile”.

Right now, it’s difficult to be sure whether Microsoft intends these features for the tablets or it wants the Windows 8 operating system to replace Windows Phone 7 eventually. The blog also says the Skype acquisition of Microsoft may also somehow fit into this picture.

From what is known about Windows 8 so far, the operating system will run on both tablets and conventional personal computers. It will have both versions of user interface – touch-centric and traditional desktop, and users will be able to switch as per their convenience. Even the Internet Explorer will have two versions, optimised for both the versions of user interfaces.

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