Though Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 operating system during a special Windows Phone Summit in late June, it didn’t announce any release date of the Windows Phone 8. But ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley says that Windows Phone 8 may Release to Manufacturing (RTM) during September, and the handsets will start releasing from November.
Windows Phone 8 has some terrific features like support for higher screen resolution, multi-core chipsets and microSD cards. But, an official release date is still unavailable.
Speculations were the Windows Phone 8 will hit the market in November 2012. But, a new source indicates there could be some twists. On a report published in The New York Times, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has said that Windows Phone 8 will be available in October. Speculators think that this could mean either of the two things. First, Microsoft will release RTM to phone makers on October. Second, Microsoft will let Nokia exclusively release Windows Phone 8 handsets on October, when the rest of the vendors will be allowed to hit the market on November. Analysts say, the second move wouldn’t be the first from Microsoft, if realized.
Source : ZDNet