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  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:13:19 PM
    Here we go with the opening video. With lots of quotes and accolades for Windows Phone.
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:13:20 PM
    The voice behind the curtain sez they're close to starting. Sorta like ship dates -- 'soon.'
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:13:49 PM
    I don't see my quote yet ; )
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:14:08 PM
    But they did pull one from ZDNet UK, a sister site.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:14:17 PM
  • Kent German 6/20/2012 4:14:26 PM
    @Louis: Good question, but I don't see Microsoft going that way. But I could be wrong.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:14:31 PM
    I need to Shazam this montage song. It's epic.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:14:52 PM
    This is a pretty good video as they go. Showing apps up to 100k.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:15:10 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:15:14 PM
    Windows Phone corporate VP Terry Myerson takes the stage for the hello.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:15:23 PM
    Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation, takes the stage first.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:15:48 PM
    "This year, Microsoft has reimagined Windows." He's talking about the convergence of Windows platforms.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:15:54 PM
    And officially announced Windows Phone 8.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:16:00 PM
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:16:21 PM
    Three principals that guided Windows Phone: More personal experience
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:16:28 PM
    principles*!
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:16:33 PM
    The need to reimagine the Windows Mobile experience, Myerson said, led to Windows Phone. That, and the fact that the previous Windows Mobile experience was dead and dying.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:16:48 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:17:07 PM
    Personalization was a guiding principle, along with the importance of relevance. He's referring to live tiles.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:17:30 PM
    From all of this came the birth of Metro.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:17:35 PM
    "From this, you have the birth of Metro" a bit over 18 months ago. What he didn't say was that Metro came out of Zune design.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:18:07 PM
    Top three phones from Amazon are all Windows Phone devices.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:18:16 PM
    Apparently, Amazon customers love to buy Windows Phones. 7 of the top 9 sold were Windows Phones. Claps all around.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:18:32 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:19:00 PM
    The future of Windows Phone will be revealed today. They're sharing what the developer partners need to know now. It's on a need-to-know basis.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:19:15 PM
    Joe Belfiore takes the stage, another Microsoft vice president.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:19:37 PM
    Windows Phone 8 will launch this fall, Belfiore said.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:20:00 PM
    Belfiore has crazy Criss Angel hair.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:20:00 PM
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:20:41 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:20:53 PM
    "The future of Windows phone is about a shared Windows core," said Belfiore. Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 come together.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:21:19 PM
  • Sean 6/20/2012 4:21:21 PM
    Promises, promises. Give us a hard target date.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:21:34 PM
    Belfiore says "this holiday season."
  • charles.cooper 6/20/2012 4:21:39 PM
    Shared code news will jazz developers.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:21:43 PM
    The Windows kernel is in use by 1.3 billion people
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:22:13 PM
    Hardware implications will be big, so "we'll see a much wider range of phones" and price points.
  • josh.miller 6/20/2012 4:22:13 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:22:30 PM
    Crossover experiences between the phone and PC will be big, Belfiore says.
  • Lynn La 6/20/2012 4:22:47 PM
    Developers who are working on Windows Phone 8 will have an incredibly easy time working on Windows 8 desktop.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:22:51 PM
    Crossing over from Windows 8 to Windows Phone will make development easier.
  • RFox 6/20/2012 4:22:55 PM
    Wonder if Verizon or other new carriers will have the Windows phones...
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/20/2012 4:22:57 PM
    Microsoft is gunning for an app store boom.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/20/2012 4:23:11 PM
  • Ryan 6/20/2012 4:23:15 PM
    So in other words, high risk of fragmentation
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