Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone 8 Launch Date

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Back around the end of August we were still trying to put together the full picture on just how Microsoft would roll-out Windows Phone 8. Some well-sourced rumors arrived that attempted to pin-down Microsoft’s launch event for October 29. Since then, we’ve seen that date refereed to time and time again as the most likely candidate for the launch. With October 29 now just over three weeks away, Microsoft has finally made things official, sending out announcements for its launch event that Monday in San Francisco.

Microsoft has been saying this whole time that, despite what it’s shown us of Windows Phone 8, it was holding back on a full reveal of all the new features and capabilities until the platform was ready to go live. Now we know just how long we have to wait, though if a few more hands-on videos like yesterday’s surface, we may get some of the remaining story quite a bit sooner.

There’s a separate event for Windows 8 taking place a few days earlier in New York, where Microsoft will be showing-off its new Surface tablets.

Source: ZDNet

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