Meet Windows Phone 8.1

There's never been a smartphone that's more about you, and it's got some exciting new features. There's Cortana, the smartest personal assistant you could ask for. A notification screen where you can see all your latest notices. And customizable Live Tile backgrounds that transform your Start screen.

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Hello Cortana

She's the most personal—and sharpest—smartphone assistant out there. She keeps a Notebook of all your interests so she can help you best. And she has personality. She sings and she's even known to tell a joke or two. It won't take you long to see she's more than just an assistant, she's your best virtual friend.

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Windows on every screen

Windows on every screen

You have a lot to juggle. Friends, family, and work. Not to mention all your photos, videos, and music. With Windows on all your screens—phones, tablets, and PCs—you can shoot, share, work, and play from anywhere. And never have to fret about compatibility.

Where the action is

Where the action is

With the Action Center, you never miss important notices, events, or messages. In just one swipe, you see notifications like email, texts, and social media updates. You also get four personalized quick actions such as Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, and more.

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Go with the Word Flow

Go with the Word Flow

When words come to you, it's best to go with the flow. The Word Flow keyboard, with its fast and intuitive shape writing feature, lets you do just that. Just glide your finger, pause, lift, and glide some more. It's that easy.

Applause-worthy features

Applause-worthy features

Automatically sign into free Wi-Fi hotspots and known Wi-Fi networks with Wi-Fi Sense. Battery Saver turns off non-essential apps when you’re running low. And Storage Sense shows how you’re using storage and makes it easy to transfer apps from your phone to an SD card.

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Xbox in your pocket

Xbox in your pocket

Windows Phone is the only phone with Xbox built in. Xbox Live lets you stay connected across your phone, PC, and console. And Xbox Music and Xbox video make it easy to bring all your favorite music and movies wherever you go.

It's personal

It's personal

Like you, your phone should be unique. From the ability to pin your apps in any order you like with Live Tiles to a personalized Start screen. Just pick an image and assign it to any number of Live Tiles, and watch your Start Screen transform.

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Xbox in your pocket

Spreading appiness

Believe it, the Windows Phone has many of the apps you know and love—from Pandora to Facebook to Instagram. And that's just a taste. There are thousands of more great apps available at Windows Phone Store.

"Windows Phone 8.1 is the OS we've been waiting for years to see..."

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