Is September 30th a big day for Windows Phone 8?

Windows Phone 8 is definitely due out sometime this fall. Microsoft confirmed that in June at their Windows Phone developer event. However, nailing down a specific date has been harder to come by; some reports claim that the first Windows Phone 8 devices could launch in November.

Today, the PocketNow.com website reports it has received an internal Microsoft memo from an unnamed tipster. The memo reportedly claims that Microsoft has set up what it calls an "initial announcement embargo date” for Windows Phone 8. That date? September 30th.

It sounds like that date won't actually be the launch time period for Windows Phone 8 devices, but rather a date where Microsoft could announced when the first Windows Phone 8 products will be sold, and by whom.

September 30th is a little bit unusual for this kind of announcement, since it is on a Sunday this year. However, it's possible that Microsoft could simply announce the Windows Phone 8 details late on Sunday in the Pacific Time zone so the news hits the Monday morning press release cycle.

In any case, Microsoft will likely have a lot more to talk about than the launch of Windows 7.5 in 2011, when only Samsung and HTC released new smartphones during that time period. That's also when Microsoft create that massive Windows Phone display in New York City.

Source: Pocketnow.com

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I am really looking forward to this. I havent bought myself a nice good phone in a very long time. The last "good" phone I had was a blackberry about 4 years ago and it died since then.

Cant wait!!!!

I would like to have a 4" HD display on a 9.0mm body. 4.3" is the limit for me and I don't like even that self imposed limit. I really just want a 4" 720p display non-pentile display. Dual Core is more than fine for me.

My T-mobile discount upgrade is up around end of Sept too. Can't wait to get my hand on WP8 phone. Hope good phones come to T-mobile.

spy beef said,
WP8 needs to support maps.google.com; it's my biggest dissapointment with WP7's IE.
I think the proper request would be "maps.google.com needs to support WP8; it's my biggest disappointment with Google's Map Service"

spy beef said,
WP8 needs to support maps.google.com; it's my biggest dissapointment with WP7's IE.

That's why we have a little thing called APPS...

spy beef said,
WP8 needs to support maps.google.com; it's my biggest dissapointment with WP7's IE.

Google needs to not block Windows Phone. That's what needs to happen.

korupt_one said,

All WP8 phones will come with native support for nokia maps why would they need google maps????


FalseAgent said,

try Bing maps or Nokia maps.

For me, it's simple.

Google Maps is the only mapping service that has full support for Adelaide Metro trip planning. Sure, I can use HopAboard, but I can't say "I am at X and need to go to Y" and have it say "catch this bus then this train" - I have to figure out what routes I need, what stops I need and go from there.

korupt_one said,

All WP8 phones will come with native support for nokia maps why would they need google maps????


FalseAgent said,

try Bing maps or Nokia maps.

For me, it's simple.

Google Maps is the only mapping service that has full support for Adelaide Metro trip planning. Sure, I can use HopAboard, but I can't say "I am at X and need to go to Y" and have it say "catch this bus then this train" - I have to figure out what routes I need, what stops I need and go from there.

Would be cool to here more about the features. But will wait until an official announcement from MS. If there is something planned for Sept 30th, I am sure they will say something before hand. Leaked memo could of come from anyone.