Rumour: More Windows Phone 8 features leak

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This time Joe Belfiore had nothing to do with it.

In the wake of the iOS 6 announcement WPCentral has posted some Windows Phone 8 rumours which hints at new features.

They claim:

  • In Windows Phone 8, Nokia Maps replaces Bing Maps all together and will feature 3D navigation and hardware acceleration across all Windows Phone devices.
  • Skype will be built into the OS and integrated into your contacts and work like a regular phone call.
  • VOIP providers can patch into the OS just like Skype can.
  • Windows Phone Wallet will bring NFC payments to the OS.
  • Windows Phone 8 will bring Voice Tools so developers can plug into Tellme.
  • Windows Phone 8 will include WinRT
  • Native Development for gaming will be available.
  • New APIs for the camera in Windows Phone 8
  • Many other new Developer tools

Quite a handful there.  Nokia Maps replacing Bing Maps is of course the most interesting and unexpected new feature. Is there anything else which strikes our readers fancy? Let us know below.

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