More Windows Phone 8 launch events announced in Europe

October is set to be a huge month for Microsoft; indeed, our own Brad Sams called this the month of "Microsoft's re-birth". The company's new Surface tablets will finally go on sale alongside the long-awaited launch of Windows 8 on October 26, while the greatly anticipated launch of Windows Phone 8 will take place just a few days later on October 29.

The centrepiece of the WP8 launch will be an event in San Francisco, but as we reported earlier this week, there will also be a launch event in London on the same day. It's looking like it might turn into something of a global party, as additional Microsoft regional offices have issued invitations for their own Windows Phone 8 launches. received their invitation from Microsoft Italy, encouraging them to "come and get to know the new Windows Phone" on the 29th at 5:30pm (local) in Milan, in what is sure to be a chic and highly fashionable event packed with Italian style:

Elsewhere in Europe, a typically teutonic invitation - featuring just the bare essentials, and no unnecessary design flair - was sent out to by Microsoft Germany, instructing them to "Meet Windows Phone 8" at the same time and on the same date, in Munich:


If you haven't received your invitation to one of the launch parties, don't worry - you can still join in the fun online, as Microsoft will be live-streaming the launch, and of course, we'll have all the coverage you'll need right here on Neowin.

Sources: Plaffo / | via WPCentral

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TCLN Ryster said,
What's with the blue Lumia 900 (that runs WP7.x) with the old home button logo on the German invite? ;-)

Someone at MS Germany just doesn't care.

TCLN Ryster said,
What's with the blue Lumia 900 (that runs WP7.x) with the old home button logo on the German invite? ;-)

"Diese Grafik stammt nicht von Microsoft - sie wurde unsererseits entworfen" .. Google Translate: "This graphic is not from Microsoft - it was designed by us"

Well, perhaps they are confident about this version then. Let's just say, after two years with Windows Phone 7 and 7.5, my new iPhone 5 is like a breath of fresh air. I love Windows Phone, but Microsoft will have had to have included a lot of improvements (and not just the ones we know about), in order to make me happy with Windows Phone 8, and app developers will have had to improve some of their apps, and even have brought them to the platform in some cases. Further, I do think this "Metro" design philosophy has to evolve more before I'm content with it.