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So this was an interesting piece of news during the keynote as well, and something that I think was a good move.  Microsoft has made windows (Window 8/8.1 and Windows Phone) free for all screens under 9".  Now we can get into the debate over the experience of full windows on an 8" or 9" device but I think the big one is that Windows Phone as gone free to encourage support from device manufacturers.  This is a step in the right direction, will only help mobile devices get to market, and hopefully at cheaper price points (although I am not sure what the licensing fee was to begin with).  Windows Phone Central also notes that this will help with wearable tech (to come?) and home automation devices. 

 

 

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