With all of the news coverage about Hurricane Sandy, you would be forgiven for missing out on the Windows Phone 8 launch today. For those that have been following the leaks about Windows Phone 8, there were few surprises. However, for the vast majority of people that don’t follow technology as closely as we do, the newly announced features are a pretty big deal. Microsoft’s Manager of Windows Phone, Joe Belfiore appeared on video today and gave an in-depth product tour of the new Windows Phone 8. I highly encourage you to watch it. If you are an Android or iOS user I am especially interested in your response to his criticisms of your platforms. For everyone else, which features are the most exciting for you?