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Windows Phone 8 Does Not Support MHL or DLNA

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Oct 29, 2012, 5:41 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Windows Phone 8, the newest version of Microsoft's smartphone platform, does not support MHL or DLNA. MHL is an industry standard that allows HDMI cables to be connected to smartphones via the microUSB port. DLNA lets smartphones connect to and share media with other DLNA-certified devices via Wi-Fi. Both MHL and DLNA are primarily used on Android smartphones. Microsoft didn't say if WP8 supports a competing technology for pushing media to other devices, such as HDTVs.

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Oct 29, 2012, 6:15 PM

That loud noise is Microsoft shooting itself in the foot

My laptop running Windows connects to my home network which connects to my Xbox360 , PS3 , Galaxy Note etc.

Easy access to my media.

Why would I want a device that makes life less convenient?
It is just like when they initially released WP7 Microsoft tried to convince us that copy & paste is not needed. I have not used any Windows Phones so take my comment with a grain of salt. I am an Android user but I am also rooting for Microsoft as co...
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