In Pictures: Windows Phone 8 - killer new features in Microsoft's latest mobile OS

Hot on the heels of its Surface reveal, Microsoft has demonstrated some of the new features coming in Windows Phone 8.

NFC

NFC has thus far been off to a slow start in the United States--but with Microsoft making it a big feature of Windows Phone 8, that may soon change. Microsoft said today that you'll be able to use NFC on Windows Phone 8 phones to send data (and possibly documents, photos, music, and video) from one Windows Phone 8 device to another simply by tapping them together.

You'll even be able to use NFC to send data between phones and laptops, though we didn't get a chance to see how that would work.

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