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Windows Phone 8 launch

Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone 8 OS

  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:36:30 PM
    Today's event will begin at 10am PT/1pm ET, and I'm about to open up the chatroom for pre-event discussions. We'll put a hold on those during the event, so Jessica and Josh can update us, and resume after.
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:36:42 PM
    Google was supposed to have their own event in New York City this morning, of course, but they canceled it because of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:36:51 PM
    Still, the big pre-Microsoft news this morning is Google's announcement of the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10, which my colleague Roger covered here:
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:37:07 PM
    Also here's Jessica's preview of Windows Phone 8 from a few months ago:
  • Bisi 10/29/2012 4:37:29 PM
    Soooo Excited!!! Let's go WP8!!!!!!!!
  • Julian Raymond 10/29/2012 4:37:31 PM
    I'm kind of upset that Brian and Molly aren't having a video session.
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:37:37 PM
    Julian: Same here!
  • JRS 10/29/2012 4:37:40 PM
    Nokia 810 and HTC 8X on T-Mobile website now. Still no price or release date.
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:38:04 PM
    Daniel: Nice try! :)
  • Aras 10/29/2012 4:38:05 PM
    Microsoft, Dont change product names, anymore....
  • Flanker_ns 10/29/2012 4:38:06 PM
    Can't wait to see the SDK
  • Gaurav 10/29/2012 4:38:08 PM
    looks like very few people are interested in WP8
  • wajih 10/29/2012 4:38:19 PM
    Hi this is wajih from finland. We are able to get HTC 8x from 1st november No info on 920
  • Bisi 10/29/2012 4:38:20 PM
    Please let them announce a Surface phone! PLEASE!!!
  • Simon 10/29/2012 4:38:46 PM
    Surprises? At a windows press conference?
  • JRS 10/29/2012 4:38:48 PM
    @Gaurav...there was no advertising before it's release..
  • Bisi 10/29/2012 4:38:54 PM
    Guarav, it would take something unique for people to get interested and we are expecting that to happen with WP8
  • Stewart Wolpin 10/29/2012 4:39:07 PM
    Is there a Lumia 822? Or is this an international version of the 820?
  • Roy 10/29/2012 4:39:32 PM
    Pretty stoked for Lumia 920. Using launcher 7 on my HTC now but ready.for the real thing
  • John 10/29/2012 4:39:33 PM
    Already order my Surface, hope this event make me decide which WP to buy
  • Lumia 10/29/2012 4:39:34 PM
    I'm also from Finland.
  • Ivan 10/29/2012 4:39:35 PM
    Come on! iOS stability and Android customization please !
    Windows Phone 8 !!!
  • Emily 10/29/2012 4:39:39 PM
    So excited about WP8! I have been a longtime iPhone user... I've been due for an upgrade for a while, but was disappointed in the iPhone 5, so I'm making the switch the WP8
  • dj 10/29/2012 4:39:41 PM
    Can you share the live webcast link?
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:39:46 PM
    dj: It's here:
  • mg 10/29/2012 4:39:55 PM
    Is there anywhere I can stream the event?
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:40:00 PM
    mg: it's here:
  • Pablo 10/29/2012 4:40:04 PM
    If we get a Surface phone Nokia can close today
  • Akshay 10/29/2012 4:40:06 PM
    I want to see how well does the phone sync with Windows 8.
  • Satish 10/29/2012 4:40:07 PM
    Finally the mych awaited Lumia 920 would be up so grabs
  • tanmay 10/29/2012 4:40:09 PM
    I want to know what they are giving In 7.8... I hope so much
  • Tyrone 10/29/2012 4:40:14 PM
    Since the start of rumors on w8 os, i feel like microsoft is stepping up in their game of competition with android and especially ios. I am looking forward to the big changes and appeal that they will make on people.
  • Shani 10/29/2012 4:40:16 PM
    What I am looking forward to is one feature which is detailed call log with call times..
  • Lumia 10/29/2012 4:40:17 PM
    Hey guys, do you think that 7.8 will be there today?
  • Ray 10/29/2012 4:40:19 PM
    I'm glad this event is getting some coverage. Windows get's no love. Ready for my Win Mo 8 device. 8x or Lumia 810 not sure yet
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:41:09 PM
    Also, FYI, CNET will be carrying the live stream of the Microsoft event right here. You'll have to refresh to see it. We're trying to make it easy for you!
  • Jameson 10/29/2012 4:41:10 PM
    Are more phones expected than just the handsets from HTC and Nokia?
  • John 10/29/2012 4:41:11 PM
    Can't wait to get a 920
  • Simon 10/29/2012 4:41:12 PM
    @Lumia it'll probably take a bit for the update to be available. It would be awesome though.
  • TxDan 10/29/2012 4:41:14 PM
    I want to see an LTE Samsung Ativ S
  • kush 10/29/2012 4:41:15 PM
    a bluetooth sharing in 7.8?
  • poophead 10/29/2012 4:41:17 PM
    hopefully we get windows phone 8 egg edition
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:41:58 PM
    My Seattle-based colleague Jay Greene suggests that I share this link with you, which is CNET's full coverage of Windows 8:
  • 10/29/2012 4:42:01 PM
    @Stewart Wolpin Lumia 820 (ATT) 810 (T-Mobile) and 822 (Verizon) variants of the same phone.
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