6 reasons you'll love Windows Phone 8.1

The mobile world's whipping post deserves a fresh look, thanks to some compelling new features
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6 reasons you'll love Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has struggled to get the smartphone right, with four widely panned versions of Windows Phone since 2010. But finally, its fifth version -- Windows Phone 8.1, due out later this year -- delivers something people will really want: A simple but capable smartphone that has a slick interface.

Believe me, this is a real change of pace for Windows Phone.

Highlighted here are six capabilities that are breathing new life into Windows Phone -- and that should get you to take a fresh look at Microsoft's revamped smartphone.

Related: Windows Phone 8.1 hands-on: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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