Nokia, Samsung, and HTC testing Windows Phone 8 devices in Australia, according to rumors
The following is nothing but a rumor, and should definitely be treated as one, so if you want to read it anyway, make sure you have a salt shaker nearby. Ready? Okay, here we go. According to WPDownUnder – an Australian blog devoted to Microsoft's mobile platform, at least three manufacturers are currently testing a Windows Phone 8 handset of their own. Multiple sources claim that test units made by Nokia are within the country, with possibly devices by HTC and Samsung being tested as well.
It is said that the styling of the Nokia Windows Phone 8 device is "almost identical" to that of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900, although the internal hardware might be totally different. That said, today's rumor should not be interpreted as a hint that these two current handsets will be updated to WP8 one day. There is no information about the alleged Samsung and HTC WP8 smartphones, so their existence is still highly questionable.
We are expecting to know more about Windows Phone 8 and the devices it will run on within the following weeks. The Windows Phone Developer Summit begins on June 20, and that is when we are expecting to see the platform's next iteration in all its glory.