Thursday, August 30, 2012

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone 8: Is October 29 the Launch Date?

Samsung has already announced its Windows 8 phone, ATIV S, but when Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will release the new mobile OS is anybody’s guess.  If one were to believe the rumors, the event is scheduled a few days after the release of Windows 8 and Windows RT.The buzz is that October 29 is the launch date, just three days after the slated release of Windows 8 on October 26.Either San Francisco or Los Angeles is likely to host the launch party.

A launch on October 29 however doesn’t mean that the phones will be on market shelves on the same day.  That will probably take a couple of weeks giving credence to another rumor that Windows Phone 8 will be in the market in November.

Windows Phone 8 is supposed to be far superior to Windows Phone 7.5.  The new OS version supports higher resolution screens. This includes the 720p display in the ATIV S.With some more features like support for dual processors and micro SD cards packed in, users have in their hands faster phones with better screens and higher storage.

The new OS facilitates greater customization too.Phone users can arrange their Start screen in different ways because of the variables sizes of live tiles.  The new OS has an option for titles which also allows users to have more tiles on the screen.  Of course, the medium and large tiles can still be used.
Next week, we get to see Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices.

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