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Windows Phone 8 launch

Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone 8 OS

  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:57:11 PM
    rumble: I suspect that Josh and my other CNET colleagues are just getting seated and set up on the network. We'll post more photos as soon as we can!
  • Julian Raymond 10/29/2012 4:57:13 PM
    Nokia, for me, is the only manufacturer to go with since they have amazing Nokia branded apps.
  • Daniel 10/29/2012 4:57:14 PM
    MS better be saving Nokia with Win 8, otherwise Nokia is "FINNISH"ed...get it? Ok, bad pun xD
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 4:57:15 PM
  • androider 10/29/2012 4:57:17 PM
    dont worry guys, if you're tired with jelly bean key lime pie is coming out soon too. supposed to be announced today but hurricane sandy made google cancel. plus project nexus would mean a lot of nice phones
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:57:34 PM
    androider: Yep, the big pre-Microsoft news this morning is Google's announcement of the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10:
  • XL 10/29/2012 4:57:40 PM
    @scubapro 10: I've held the lumia 900, and it's not too heavy at all, and the lumia 920 is lighter I believe.
  • excited 10/29/2012 4:57:42 PM
    Hope there will be the popular apps like instagram onboard wp8 platform!
  • mercuryblaze3 10/29/2012 4:57:46 PM
    Let me think let me think ... How do I justify to the wife why I'm buying a new Lumia phone when I just bought the 710 in March... any suggestions????
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 4:57:48 PM
  • Redjac101 10/29/2012 4:57:51 PM
    I guess I know how an Apple fan feels like. Come on everybody no insult, there is enough time for that later
  • rumble 10/29/2012 4:57:52 PM
    @Declan McCullagh Thanks!
  • Jason 10/29/2012 4:58:07 PM
    Ready to leave iOS but not to google. To each their own, but I am no fan of droid anything.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 4:58:09 PM
  • David 10/29/2012 4:58:10 PM
    Lumia has a highest rated smartphone camera according to Cunsumer reports
  • Emily 10/29/2012 4:58:15 PM
    I have an iPhone and use iTunes... when I switch to the Nokia Lumia 920, I want to use the Microsoft music service bc I'm not happy with iTunes. Which service do I download?
  • John 10/29/2012 4:58:17 PM
    185g isn't all that heavy
  • Shad 10/29/2012 4:58:21 PM
    @MaxB Yea Nokia Drive is great...I like the Zeiss Lens as well
  • nau 10/29/2012 4:58:24 PM
    @Avazee heavy is good..not like SAMSUNG
  • Quinn 10/29/2012 4:58:32 PM
    hope this is worth the wait
  • TheBox 10/29/2012 4:58:38 PM
    Is MS trying to look dull with their choice of colors?
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 4:58:40 PM
  • iosh8er 10/29/2012 4:58:49 PM
    audio is the killer feature for the 8x though...
  • Eric 10/29/2012 4:58:55 PM
    Ready for something different! Bored with ios!
  • Shad 10/29/2012 4:59:00 PM
    @Mercuryblaze....There is only one must crush it on "accident"
  • Presh 10/29/2012 4:59:02 PM
    Lumias screen and camera supposedly have no comparison with other phone
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 4:59:05 PM
    Quite a shuffle to get in here. We ventured through a blue tunnel (seen in the earlier shot). I'd expect this to start a few minutes late.
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 4:59:30 PM
    Josh: Thanks for the update!
  • Declan McCullagh 10/29/2012 5:00:09 PM
    Josh: Do the people in the audience look mostly like journalists? Developers? Microsoft employees?
  • mercuryblaze3 10/29/2012 5:00:13 PM
    @Emily --- I subscribe to Zune Marketplace (I think the name is changing soon)... 9.99 per mo/ or 99 per year; I can download the music to my phone without having to pay 12.99 for buying the actual album... make sense?
  • elz0ux 10/29/2012 5:00:14 PM
    @josh lowensohn told ya that Microsoft is always late... lol
  • Chythu 10/29/2012 5:00:21 PM

    Let it be not like Nokia event on Sep 5
  • Jeffrey Tang 10/29/2012 5:00:23 PM
    I am more interested in knowing if the nexus 4 really come unlocked at $300 for the 8GB version :P
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 5:00:29 PM
  • Pranav 10/29/2012 5:00:32 PM
    I'm 16 year old microsoft fanboy who has taken his father's phone without his permission to be a part of this event instead of mugging formulae like my friends... Its 1030 pm here
  • Rock 10/29/2012 5:00:38 PM
    @MaxB I still find Google maps show more details and even hiking route. Or is it because I live in a country not well covered by Nokia Map?
  • iosh8er 10/29/2012 5:00:40 PM
    hope that they have tight platform integration between windows 8 and WP8.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 5:00:43 PM
    @elz0ux Apple's frequently late as well.
  • EddieB 10/29/2012 5:01:02 PM
    @Emily im wondering the same thing , i have a ton of itunes music i may have to convert to a different file type?
  • Sharon 10/29/2012 5:01:03 PM
    I can't wait till people can start doing real hands on reviews with these phones
  • RicBret 10/29/2012 5:01:06 PM
    Is there any decent swag at the event? I had to pass on a "special VIP treatment."
  • Robert 10/29/2012 5:01:08 PM
    Oh Please, Verizon, get the 920. I know you're getting the 822, but I WANT the 920. Looks awesome.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/29/2012 5:01:11 PM
  • wajih 10/29/2012 5:01:12 PM
    i hope lumia 920 has nice sound output vizaviz onboard speaker
  • iosh8er 10/29/2012 5:01:14 PM
    nexus 4 has nothing on the 920
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