Windows Phone 8

Jonesing for some Windows Phone 8 action after Samsung made its ATIV S handset official earlier today? Microsoft still hasn't said exactly when its new platform will be launching, but today a new rumored date to circle on your calendar in pencil has surfaced. According to a source speaking to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft will be holding an event to signify the official launch of Windows Phone 8 on October 29, just a few days after Windows 8 is slated to arrive. Foley goes on to say that the first devices running Windows Phone 8 should arrive "a week or two later," which jibes with a previous rumor from her claiming that the initial Windows Phone 8 handsets will be landing in November.

While this news is obviously unconfirmed, a late October launch event for Windows Phone 8 could make sense. As I mentioned before, Windows 8 (and the Surface) will be landing on October 26, and debuting Windows Phone 8 shortly thereafter would help to make late October and early November a Windows-heavy period of time, something that I'm sure Microsoft would enjoy quite a bit. It's not clear exactly when Microsoft will actually announce its plans for the Windows Phone 8 launch, but folks that need a WP8 fix in the near future have the Nokia-Microsoft event on September 5 to look forward to. How many of you are planning on checking out Windows Phone 8 whenever it finally does arrive?

Via ZDNet

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Bernie Fen NO.. never been a fan of windows phone
Antonio Arce Yes im very excited about windows phone 8 ive had all different platforms and now the only one left to use is windows phone 8 so I cant wait to give it a try
Samuel Claudio Not so excited
Tony Valadez I (for one apparently) think windows phone 8 will do well as long as they keep making phones like the Nokia lumia
Cody Wolf I just sharted
Nathan Wright Very excited. Can't wait to get away from iOS and android for good.
Allan De León Morales Yes!! All "no" sayers can suck...
Brandon Johnson If they add browsers other than iE it'd be viable. I own a focus and I've gotta say... I've frown quit frustrated with usin the shitty version of mobile websites because IE is incompatible with the versions android and ios run.
JJ Johnson Hell yeah! Still loving my Dell Venue Pro >> but I do want to get my hands back on android because of the Note II!
Matthew Hess No! Windows sucks!
Arturo Atherly BLAH BLAH BLAH.....Windows has tried and tried and tried and TRIED!!!!! Just die already apparently ONLY Apple can do it and Im sick of them also.
Ted Schoenling not in the least.
Anonymous I actually am curious about the new Nokia phones...
Jason Westrupp Yep. And with the expanded hardware support it will be able to compete in the stores even if it doesn't need the hardware to run as smoothly as it does.
Nikola Karovic my money dont love nokia and w8
Gabriel Fernandez Not really. Not until they get better developer support and expand that app market.
Sean D. Sherrill I can't wait, it will finally be a true OS based off NT kernel instead of old CE programming. I'll never got back to android or IOS.
Jerry Tan KL What is Windows phone 8? I only know Android & IOS
Jesse Robert Bochek So many idiots don't care....whoop de do, we don't care for your opinion.
Agung Soeharto make the rich..richer...
Jerry Parker Not really, it nice and all but I'm more interested in Blackberry 10 and Android
Michael Waldron Who cares about windows, they should just make PC. There the best at that.
Joernie Berrios Nahh....you cannot Root and Flash custom Roms on those phones either:-( ...Boring!
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas Yeeesss,wp8 rocks,android sucks :-P
Cyndi Rose I am excited about Samsung not backing down.
Karl Vincent Alvarez samsung released the Ativ S, the first windows 8 phone. :)) *just sharing*
Calvin JW Felt like W8 was about as big of an update as iOS6 aka not really an update.
Nick Watson who cares.
Alberto Garcia Flores When are they coming out!?

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