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Windows Phone 8 coming "this fall"

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Boy what an exciting day it has been! Windows Phone 8 is not a rumor anymore, rather a real upcoming platform that we are eager to get our hands on. But when exactly is this going to happen? Now, that is a question we cannot answer with absolute certainty as none of the speakers at today's Microsoft Developer Summit gave out any specific details on the matter.

The only hints that we got were from Joe Belfiore, who mentioned the fall season on several occasions. That means we will have to brace ourselves for at least several more months of waiting before the first Windows Phone 8 devices are released. What's more is that Mr Belfiore made a reference to this year's holiday season, which currently seems so distant in the future.

Still, his wording was quite vague, so we will restrain ourselves from trying to predict which month will mark Windows Phone 8's arrival. You, however, should feel free to share your speculations with us by dropping a comment.

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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:15 2

2. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

The further away this launch is the better, let Windows Phone 7.XX still be the main focus of attention for app launches.

With the launch of Windows Phone 8 I won't expect people to still develop apps for WP7.XX, which is such a shame.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:34 1

4. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Mozarrt, do you know for sure if WP8 apps won't be backwards compatible? Because we do know that WP7.5 apps will be compatible with WP8. Seems like they won't be, but I don't know for sure...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:54

7. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

I read developers can make the apps backwards compatible, but we all know they are lazy and won't do it.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:09

8. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Read this article:

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:38

10. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Hi RangersK, thanks for that link. I found the same article on that site earlier, just forgot to update my comment here.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:22 1

3. Carlitos (Posts: 558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Great news for WP and the consumer! This is an exciting month, cant wait to see what Google I/O will bring.
Wonder how sales will do, that is just around the upcoming iphone, Note 2, and New nexus or (Nexi) that are coming.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:36 1

5. RoyMyLife (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)

Its really cool, and i love some of the new features. Its just really disheartening that current devices wolnt get the upgrade. Then people like me who can upgrade in july or august, have to wait even longer to do so. Oh well, looks like no lumia 900 for me next month : /

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:47 2

6. nokia_fan_172 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

i would say september since nokia world is due to kick off then.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:14

9. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Cant wait for ios 6 to kick its butt

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:51

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


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