Microsoft demonstrates Windows Phone 7.8 start screen

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Microsoft shows off the Windows Phone 7.8 start screen in the video clip below. This is the only thing that Windows Phone 7.5 owners have to look forward to, since they won't be getting an upgrade to Windows Phone 8.

Ben Rudolph shows off an early build of Windows Phone 7.8 running on a Nokia Lumia 900. The new start screen includes resizable tiles, bringing a whole new level of customization to your smartphone experience.

The announcement of Microsoft's Surface tablet was followed by rumors that the software giant may also be working on its own Windows Phone 8 handset, but this rumor got officially denied by a Microsoft executive:
A Microsoft executive said the company has no plans to manufacture its own company-branded smartphones, denying reports to the contrary that emerged after Redmond last week roiled the PC hardware industry by unveiling its own tablet computer.

Asked in an interview if Microsoft planned to apply that strategy to the smartphone market, Greg Sullivan, senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, said, "No, we do not."

Microsoft has revealed that hardware makers building Windows Phone 8 devices include HTC, Nokia, Samsung, and Huawei. "We have a strong ecosystem of partners that we are very satisfied with," Sullivan said Friday. Source: Information Week

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