New Dialler features in Windows Phone 8.1 demoed

New Phone App in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone Lovers have posted a good look at the new Windows Phone 8.1 dialler running in the emulator.

The video shows useful new features, such as a new Speed Dial tab where very frequently dialled numbers can be added, the ability to see more details in the History tab for a call, which may be useful for those who need to keep track of those, and a slight UI change in the actual dialler.

The most interesting change however is the addition of a button for making video calls, and it is clear that this will not in fact be confined to Skype, meaning any number of video calling services will be able to plug into the same user interface.

Of course Smart Dialling remains missing, which is funny given that the patent belongs to Microsoft.