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All Windows Phone 8 handsets will come with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips, which will oversee the secure boot process and guarantee the security of the rest of the system.
The integrity of the system can also be evaluated by a remote service before granting it access to resources. This process called Remote Attestation will make a Windows Phone 8 handset the perfect client for connecting to secure systems.
Digital Trends notes that this system allows Windows Phones to effectively replace the Blackberry Private Secure network, allowing them to connect securely using VPN even over the open Internet.
TPM can also be used for data encryption that can keep organizational data safe in the event a device is lost or stolen.
The combination of features makes Blackberry’s strongest selling point in enterprise entirely redundant, and may be the final nail in RIM’s coffin. While the company’s consumer appeal has rested entirely on BBM, its corporate raison d’etre has always been its security.
Of course the TPM module is likely also be one of the reasons Windows Phone 8 could never come to current generation hardware, but given the benefits going forward I guess this can be forgiven.
While Windows Phone is famous for customer satisfaction, it should also be famous for its ease of development, and the platform just won a 17 year old an internship at Facebook.
Nive Jayaseker is a 17-year old US high school graduate who won a $10,500 prize at a San Francisco hackathon event by creating a mobile app for Home Depot in only a weekend earlier this month.
She created a Windows Phone project organiser for Home Depot which made it easy for both novices and experiences gardeners to find materials for landscaping projects.
She met Emily White, Facebook’s director of mobile partnerships at the presentation for the event who was so impressed with her work she was offered a summer internship at Facebook.
White is quoted as saying: “Nive is amazing and I’m going to be working for her someday.”
While I am sure Jayaseker is an amazing developer, I cant help but think the style and ease of development of Windows Phone had something to do her success.
Via The Score.ie