Will Windows 8 allow phonecalls?

September 19, 2011

Long Zheng has a Windows Phone 7 style “Missed Calls” dialog complete with times and dates of recent incoming voice calls. What’s not clear is whether this is a traditional telephony service or some form of Voice Over IP (VOIP) service. The HP TouchPad tablet allowed owners to make and receive calls, as well as send and receive SMS messages, on their Pre3 handset via a Bluetooth link and a dialog on the slate itself. It’s not clear if Microsoft has a similar strategy in mind. With Microsoft purchasing Skype, their option are many. Stay tuned here for more of these developments.]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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  • This is what I want, a full computer with a cell phone! now no more limited surfing on today’s 1/2 smartphone.

    Emperor_chen September 27, 2011 11:28 pm Reply

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