Microsoft kicks Windows Phone 8 development into high gear, employee vacations cancelled
Judging by a conversation spotted on Reddit, Microsoft employees are working hard on the upcoming Windows Phone 8. In fact, the development of the platform might have been kicked into high gear: the company's employees are reportedly canceling their vacations so that WP8 could be finished without delay, just like how RIM employees working on BlackBerry 10 won't be visiting the beach either. It is said that the current Windows Phone 8 builds are still plagued by bugs that need to be fixed before the platform is ready for prime time.
That makes the supposed November launch time frame for the first Windows Phone 8 devices seem even more plausible, meaning that the platform might debut five months after its unveiling. Quite a long time, we must say, and who knows how many users loyal to WP may run out of patience and abandon ship by then, regardless of how cool those upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets look.
Hopefully, Microsoft will manage to release the next major version of its mobile platform in a timely manner as we are sure that many smartphone enthusiasts, ourselves included, are eagerly waiting to check it out.