Stephen Elop suggests an October release for Windows Phone 8

Speaking to the New York Times, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop let it slip that the upcoming successor to Windows Phone 7, namely WP8, will be coming in October of this year.



This would make perfect sense because of the imminent October 26 release of Windows 8, so it's within the realm of possibility that there could be a simultaneous launch of both operating systems.

Elop did not go on to confirm that the launch would coincide with the release of new WP8 devices, despite the fact that he was was discussing Nokia's Q2 earnings when he said that WP8 would further lift sales of Lumia devices.

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Stephen Elop suggests an October release for Windows Phone 8 - reader comments

  • Jake

There is no proof as of yet that another Windows OS will come out next year, although it is very unlikely. The reason they had to switch to WP8 was because WP7 was based upon a really outdated OS called Windows CE. There was no future-proofing to W...

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  • 2012-08-06 01:52
  • 0i5w
  • Jake

The phone you will buy will have a Windows 7.8 OS. It will NOT have Windows 8, nor will it be able to get Windows 8. You will have to wait for the new WP8 models to come out if you are looking for a WP8os phone.

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  • 2012-08-06 01:49
  • 0i5w
  • Guimbungan

Yes we should buy new Lumia with WP8 in it and then after a year,we should buy again new Lumia with WP9 in it,huh?Every year we will gonna buy new phone for new OS for Windows?I'll just buy 3210 and 3310 for snake games! Windows rockssss!Hell yeah......

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  • 2012-07-26 07:59
  • v0q3