While Google event is canceled, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event will go on as planned tomorrow

While Google event is canceled, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event will go on as planned tomorrow
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, short-staffed blogs and media outlets won't have to make a major decision on where to employ their resources on Monday. Originally, Google and Microsoft were to hold events within 3 hours of each other on both the East and West Coast of the United States. That would certainly force some media outlets to choose one event over the other. Google was to hold a media event starting at 10am EDT on Monday in New York City. The Mountain View based search giant was expected to take the wraps off the beastly Google Nexus 10 (made by Samsung), the 32GB 3G Google Nexus 7, the LG Nexus 4 and Android 4.2. But as it turns out, Hurricane Sandy (aka "Frankenstorm") is expected to make conditions too dangerous for attendees tomorrow, and Google has canceled the event which will be held at another time.

The Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 920 is an AT&T exclusive

The Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 920 is an AT&T exclusive

That leaves the Microsoft event which will start at 10 am PDT on Monday, Microsoft will introduce Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco as planned. Besides showing off all of the features and capabilities of the newest Windows Phone 8 build, it is hoped that launch dates and pricing will become available from carriers planning on offering Windows Phone 8 handsets. The latest speculation has Verizon offering the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X on November 8th for $99.99 and $199.99 respectively, with a signed two-year pact. A mysterious, yet-to-be-seen Samsung Windows Phone 8 model has been tipped to be part of the launch. Meanwhile, AT&T is believed to be scheduling a November 11th launch of the carrier-exclusive Nokia Lumia 920, priced on-contract for $149.99.

So now, there is only one event to cover on Monday, correct? Uh, not really. Almost overshadowed by Google and Microsoft is T-Mobile's evening affair scheduled for tomorrow. The nation's fourth largest carrier is expected to hold a new product introduction and seeing as it is coming the evening after Microsoft holds its event, T-Mobile could be introducing a new Windows Phone 8 handset.

Keep your eyes glued to Phone Arena all day Monday as we bring you the latest word before, during and after the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 media event and the T-Mobile festivities.

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27 Comments

1. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Just another example if Microsoft not caring about the consumer

2. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

??????

17. MeoCao unregistered

The weather saves MS from Google.. God love MS?

18. wendygarett unregistered

No, god just follow Steve jobs instruction lol

25. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Steve Job don't believe in God.

26. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

He doesn't believe in anything now..

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Wait, but... I don't even... What?

5. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah, having an event in San Francisco while Hurrican Sandy demolishes the other side of the country. Assholes.

16. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Where does it say that MS does not care about about people. I live in the Philippines and we have natural calamities almost on a weekly basis so I know how it feels. This is just a tech launch. It's not as if MS is dancing on the heads of those who are going through the hardships of Sandy.

23. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wow, that got me a lot of down votes, did no one notice the sarcasm?

27. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Didn't use the sarcasm font :)

6. James1288

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

You do understand that Google's event was supposed to be in New York. The center of the Hurricane. Where as Microsoft is in San Franscico, no where near the hurricane.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Because nobody is going to want to hear any interesting tech news, or any good news at all. We'll just sit and read about the hurricane all day.

11. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

beast hardware elegant simply design windows 8? hope this wont be same as os of lumia 800 boring and boring and boring.. being fluid is not a big issue right now!

12. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Thumbs downed myself didn't even read

20. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

The show must go on!!! Well done Microsoft, now show us something exciting!

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Those damn TILES are blinding and hideous (maybe Hurricane Sandy can get rid of them for good).

7. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

and thats what the Hurricane did to the anDROID

15. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

no looks like sandy its trying to get rid of android, who's event got cancelled. While the MS windows 8 event on 25th in NY and now on SF went through

21. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Even nature hate google android and its dead icons

8. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I'm kinda glad Microsoft is going to held the event as planned. I'm sure many from other countries are waiting for the WP8 launching. Then the Lumia 920 and other WP8 phones may unleash their full features to us. And of course, not going head to head with a Google event is a good thing. Having said that I hope nothing bad will happen to the New Yorkers. And the Google event will be held in the near future.

14. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Thank you for saying that. I live in the Philippines and it would take about 2 months for WP8 to reach us so more delays will be a disappointment. I commiserate with the East Coast people. We are visited by bad weather almost on a weekly basis so I know how terrible it is. But this is just a launching in the West Coast. It's not as if MS is spitting in the faces of those unfortunate people.

9. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Whoa, I originally though only Google, Microsoft, and T-Mo. were going to be holding events. Now Microsodft too? Major hype. In other news, I'm saddened by Google's postponement. :( Still want to see what MS is going to be showing though.

13. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I'm really hoping for some info about windows 7.8. Seeing how the only really good win8 phone is the 920 and its locked down to AT&T, I won't be upgrading. I'm praying that Microsoft won't screw over us current windows phone owners too badly.

19. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

First the World Series and now this.Must be great to live in San Fran. Meanwhile, us New Yorkers got this stupid hurricane to deal with on top of the cancelling of Google's event. Not to mention, power outages galore. Sigh...

22. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

will be waiting for the event and can't wait

24. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

this is a classic example of a reliable company in times of turmoil. A company should still go through with bringing its services specially in times of dire need. Just imagine during these times if a company you were relying on breaks down or cancels something during a hurricane. Im from the Philippines and have relatives in New York, a a brother who we are worried so much about, but because he is still able to contact us here during these times, we are less worried because this is what technology can bring us. If a company can push through with all they have promised during times like these, im sure we can rely on that company to still be able to help us during these dark times. Kudos to microsoft, I'm sold that you wouldnt be bailing out on anyone specially on times when they need your technological advances. Guys, isn't this how technology supposed to be, to make life easier, specially for those in need... :(

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