Will Windows 8 tablets support making phone calls?

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Long Zheng from istartedsomething.com is making a pretty good case for Windows 8 tablets having phone capability.

The above slide from the  BUILD 2011 session on tiles and notifications clearly shows a Windows Phone 7-like missed call and text messaging tile.

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Next, the above screen shot from a video demo by Windows Live via WinRumors, shows the ability to initiate text chatting, send SMS messages and initiate mobile phone calls from the “People” app.

Lastly, the Windows 8 certified 3G chipsets also support making phone calls.

We have head a lot of Windows 8 unifying Windows Phone and the desktop OS.  Is the above the best evidence for this so far?

Read more at istartedsomething.com here.



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