Live: Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8

Live: Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8
And just like that, it's time for Microsoft to officially announce the start of the Windows Phone 8 era. At today's event in San Francisco, we're going to be introduced to WP8 once more, but this time we expect Redmond's team to reveal some additional details regarding its new mobile operating system, and who knows, we might even get to see (and play with) some previously unknown handsets!

Join us as we are following Microsoft's event and bringing you the latest news as they come out. We'll keep you posted with up-to-the-minute updates with our liveblog, which you can find below.

Stay tuned, the even starts at: 10AM PDT | 12PM CDT | 1PM EDT | 5PM GMT | 6PM CET



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33 Comments

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Hell yeah! Lets get this started! Btw, is any of the PA staff present at the event?

9. crapdroid666

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

of course :3

14. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I see that you edited your comment. :P

26. crapdroid666

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"Windows 8 PC really are the best PCs ever!" hahahah i actually burst out laughing. no offence to anyone

30. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Are they not? The new iphone is the best iphone yet, each new ipad is the best yet, why would computers be different? Almost everything continues to improve, so as long as the qualifier (yet, which should be used in place of "ever", but that's a different conversation) is used, they're not wrong.

10. Ray.S

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

We sure do! How could we miss the action?

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why so few Nokias for demos? Silly Microsoft, all that money you spent for them but showing mostly the HTCs... I know they'll be more widely available, but show off the flagship, not the lesser models! *EDIT* Oh yay, Steve is giving them love.

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

Maybe they should give something incredible otherwise hiding WP8 would prove to be the worst move ever.

21. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Especially when Google announced the devices without any event

3. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

finally it's WP time lol

22. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

to see the event live go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YDrmqPo-dw

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I hope ray s is more excited about this than he was for the apple and Windows 8 events

5. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I want something "beefier" than 920, Nokia. Please and thank you.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Like, what, a Note-sized Lumia 1000?

7. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

nope. no need to go bigger. but a quad-core, with 2Gb of RAM would make me feel excited.

11. Ray.S

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Why do you need a quad-core when everything runs just fine on dual-core (on WIndows Phone)?

16. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I just would like to feel comfortable thinking that when some badass games are available for WP8, my phone will not choke

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Because performance is required not only for OS but for apps and games too. Also performance reserves gives bigger chance to get OS updates in the future.

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It also raises the price, and if the apps and such cannot take advantage of such power, what's the point? When the dual-core Pentiums started hitting the market in the early 2000s, they were very quick, but none of the software or OSes could really take advantage of the power until 64-bit versions of XP came out later out. When Android started offering dual (and quad) core, yes, the phones ran smoother, but not necessarily more efficient, and few apps can use them. So in a year or two when apps are finally able to take advantage of the power the phones then will be up-to-date for that.

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Even if you are buying device for next 2 or maybe even 3 years? Also do you realise that if there will be not much Quan-Core devices then no one would even try to propagate development of software wich would support Quan-Core?

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why go quad if dual is more than satisfactory? Core count isn't everything; there's still some dual-core Pentiums which can keep up with Core i5s and i7s due to optimization and using the correct hardware. There are also efficiencies to keep in mind; these are being used in phones, which need to last all day, make phone calls, and do web browsing and such, so unless the quad is as power-efficient as a dual (and some are, even moreso when on a smaller process) then there is little point to making such a device be so portable, otherwise the customer will have to install an insanely large battery on it, and at that point, as weight and power go up, and based on what the user is wishing to do with it, a tablet or computer becomes more sensible. I'd rather play a game on a 7" tablet than on a 4" phone, given equal capabilities, especially as the tablet would have more capacity for the needed larger battery.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Why go quad if dual is more than satisfactory?" I have already answered to that question. "There are also efficiencies..." It is not an rule that bigger core count should eat more energy, it depends on technology!

8. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I'm ready to get this money out my hands and spend!

12. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

WP8 looks very attractive and idk if microsoft has already done this but it wold be really cool if you could remotely control your 360 and Windows 8 pc.

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I have a WP7 Lumia 900 and I can control my PC from it. I don't own an XBox but I believe there is some media sharing capabilities between them. I believe MIcrosoft Glass (I think that's what it's called) will offer the sort of functionality you're looking for.

13. TheKookiemonster007

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

man i want that lumia 820

15. osaFromJava

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

17. nosybummer

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Glad to see ''vlc'' attending the function

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

What time does it start!!!!

19. zivan

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I m Curious to know if there will be information about 7.8 update or not? P A guys what u think .thanks

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