As the picture for the Windows 8 operating system becomes clearer on the desktop side, we’re also starting to learn more about what Microsoft has in place for their Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. As one would expect, a new OS will bring new features and with Windows Phone 8, users will be able to make in-app purchases.
This information came to light earlier today through MSDN literature that was posted to the website. Within this documentation, it was mentioned to developers that the in-app features will be specific to Windows Phone 8 and as such, current model phones that are running Windows Phone 7 will not support this feature. Many developers are looking at this to try and determine the extent of this information. Does it mean that Windows Phone 7 handsets will not have access to such features as Wallet Hub functionality which in turn means no support for options like contactless payments, near field communication, loyalty cards, deals and other releated features? If this does turn out to be the case, it will be quite a hit to customers that own a Windows Phone 7 handset. If you currently own a WP7 phone, are you disappointed to hear Microsoft’s upcoming plans or were you looking to upgrade your phone to a new handset that has Windows Phone 8 anyways?