The Windows 8 platform is due to launch in September and we've just heard fresh rumours that the mobile version, Windows Phone 8, looks set to launch in November.
Windows Phone 8 will bring a whole new redesign and set of features to the Windows platform. The update is more of a revolution than an evolution , the extent of the change is showcased by the fact that current Windows smartphone won't be upgradable to the new platform.
The new rumours, originating from ZDNet, suggest that the new range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones will land in November. Earlier in the year we got confirmation that HTC, Nokia and Samsung will be producing smartphones running on Windows Phone 8.
HTC are expected to be one of the main launch manufacturers with rumours suggesting they will introduce 3 Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia will undoubtedly continue to be the main partner for Microsoft, although both parties will be hoping for better sales this time around.
Microsoft are hoping that their range of Windows 8 operating systems will bring unity across the boards with PC's , tablets, smartphones and laptops all offering the same basic expierence and interface.
Windows Phone 8 will bring a whole host of improvements and features to smartphones including support higher resolution displays, quad-core processor and microSD cards. Software will interact naturally and fluidly with the desktop versions, while NFC support will also be included.
3G will be reporting on all the news related to Windows Phone 8 as and when it appears.
By Simon Thomas on 26th July, 2012