By Vamien McKalin | Oct 31, 2012 03:22 PM EDT
At Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event on Monday, Oct. 29, the company showcased some cool new features of the platform that are sure to garner interest among consumers. One such feature that manages to stand out is Kids Corner, a feature that is very much unique to the Windows Phone 8 platform, and could potentially be a huge selling point.
Kids Corner on Windows Phone 8 is basically a guest account. Parents who constantly give children their smartphone to play around with will be the ones to take advantage of this useful feature the most.
By enabling Kids Corner, parents can choose which apps, games, music, and videos their children can use on the Windows Phone 8 device. This feature solves the problem of children accidentally deleting text messages or purchasing apps from the Marketplace without the parent knowing.
The name Kids Corner may throw a lot of people off thinking that the feature is specific to children. However, users can enable Kids Corner for anyone and not just children, which raises the question why couldn't Microsoft have called this feature Guest Corner or simply a Guest Account? Not every Windows Phone 8 user will be a parent; however, these same users may find Kids Corner useful to keep nosy friends from going through their handset.
Kids Corner is a good feature, and one that has eluded competing platforms only to make its first appearance on Windows Phone 8. It is expected that Google and Apple will follow suit by adding a similar feature in future versions of Android and iOS.
Unfortunately, the name Kids Corner does not strike a chord with everyone, and it would be nice if Microsoft would change the name to something more acceptable by all users in a future update.
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