March 13, 2013 4:05 pm

Show friends what your Windows Phone can do…right on their iPhone or Android smartphone

PCMag today announced the results of its annual Reader’s Choice awards for smartphones. In the poll, Windows Phone 8 beat both Apple and Android in overall satisfaction. Windows Phone 8, the editors wrote, “delivers to its users on nearly every aspect of the mobile phone experience.”

Of course, not everyone has seen the light. And if you know somebody like that, point them to our newly improved virtual Windows Phone—a fully-interactive web demo that lets you do just about everything but make a personal call. The demo works on most PC and phone browsers.


The Windows Phone 8 simulator is a great way to see how our award-winning Start screen with resizable Live Tiles works, try out exclusive features like Kid’s Corner, and—starting today—experience what your Facebook info would look on the Start screen and in the People and Photos Hubs (screenshots below).

In other words, it’s the best way to get a taste of what Windows Phone can do without actually holding one. And if you’re already a fan, please help us spread the word by giving it a Like or posting the demo on your Facebook Timeline.