Windows Phone 8 To Arrive By The End Of The Year?

    May 17, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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As the release of the next iteration of Microsoft’s Windows operating system nears, a few major questions remain unanswered. Specifically, nobody quite knows when Windows 8 will be releasing to the public. Late summer seems a likely candidate, but no one is quite sure. Similarly, nobody knows exactly when Windows 8 – which is designed to offer a unified desktop/tablet/phone experience – will be coming to mobile devices.

A recent report, though, appears to confirm that the Windows Phone 8 will be arriving on Nokia Lumia phones by year’s end. Israeli publication Techit (Google Translation) is reporting that Nokia Lumia handsets running WIndows Phone 8 will be arriving in Israel and elsewhere by the end of 2012. The news, apparently, comes from Eurocom Nokia, a company that handles distribution of Nokia’s products. Of course, as Ubergizmo points out, Eurocom Nokia is only affiliated with Nokia, and is not actually Nokia itself. As such, this could still turn out to be just a rumor.

Given what little we do know about the Windows 8 release schedule, though, the timeline does seem to make sense. If Windows 8 hits sometime in the third quarter – say, around August or September – then it stands to reason that Windows 8 tablets and Windows Phone 8 phones would start to hit the market sometime in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter.

  • Tedd Thomas

    Truly what does it really matter at this point. MS is out of the mobile competition race.. They can patch or add as many as 150 new APIs as they did in the Mango update but that won’t help sales to go up. Manufacturers throwing money to build WP are aware that it is a lost investment..

    • http://www.yahoo.com Ramon Garway

      You are wrong. Windows phone will eventually become a strong mobile platform. It is just a matter of time.

    • Rick mishrawnee

      Ya i think you are right. MS is outta mobile OS platform. I’m using both the OS i.e. android & WP7 but difference is very clear. WP7 is in its infancy stage, will take time to mature and thats gonna hamper their market share. I think all the WP7 owners are feeling deceived like me.
      also there is one correction for your comment that its not the manufacturer but the end user who is losing thier investment on that bloody sucking fone coz smart marketing and good strategies of manufacurer like NOKIA makes up for them to utilize the market for profit……….