More Windows Phone 8 lock-screen notification icons revealed via Nokia Lumia 920 official images
September 8, 2012 at 14:40 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
Having resisted efforts from the gathering press to induce them into revealing more Windows Phone 8 features at the big Nokia event a few days ago, Microsoft has therefore left bloggers and tech enthusiasts alike to dig through the few available resources in order to fish out more Windows Phone 8 features. A keen-eyed WMPoweruser reader noticed that the official Nokia Lumia 920 press shots revealed even more lock-screen notification icons.
The image above reveals five lock-screen notifications. The first appears to be the Skype notification icon. We know Skype will be integrated into the Windows Phone 8 OS so it would be reasonable to assume that the notifications would be an aggregate of messages and possibly missed VOIP Skype calls.
The second - and most intriguing - icon appears to be the Windows logo. What the notification represents is anyone's guess. We think this could amount to available applications/games updates and other Microsoft services such as Hotmail and the likes. The third and fifth icons are outlook mail and other e-mail accounts respectively. What the forth is, even I don't know. Maybe you could enlighten us...
It would be interesting would to see whether Microsoft have taken heed of what Windows Phone users have been screaming out for a long time now, a "Notification Center," much like what Android and iOS have. Should there be none, we guess Microsoft would try to weasel out of it by claiming re-sizing tiles and placing them on your home screen would be sufficient (as they have in the past). The honest truth is that anything less than a notification center would be unacceptable.
What do you think? Let us know below.
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