Watch the Windows Phone 8 keynote right here

Microsoft's media campaign continues today with a Windows Phone 8 keynote. We have posted the live stream above for your viewing pleasure.

Windows Phone 8 represents Microsoft's latest efforts to capitalize on the mobile market. With Nokia, HTC, Samsung and others already revealing their hardware, it is Microsoft's turn to pull back the curtain on the reaming software features.

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just watched the keynote..and bam i'm sold. they're implementing some good features. rooms, it's really a good one for me, also as i stated on another post kids corner is dealbreaker, for me. i really want to get my hands on one of these puppies. ohhh...and on a ranting side...where and when did ballmer went to school? he can't talk for sh**, pronunciation errors, and the voice pitch going up and down...man, i've had to turn down the volume down a notch, so that my eardrums wouldn't pop out

I liked that tune played during the presentation of 'Steve's phone'. Better then most Microsoft jingles, it sounds familiar, does anyone recognize it?

As for Windows Phone 8, not much that wasn't announced. Stil looks better then the competition though.

Based on what I've read so far, the announcements didn't seem particularly exciting overall. Any word on multitasking improvements?

Is it me or it's not possible to watch Silverlight Videos on IE10 desktop version ?
I installed it but I still have the message telling :
Please Install Silverlight to view this content or click here to view in Windows Media Player

PaCpiS said,
Is it me or it's not possible to watch Silverlight Videos on IE10 desktop version ?
I installed it but I still have the message telling :
Please Install Silverlight to view this content or click here to view in Windows Media Player

Damn it, It was disabled in the Add-ons section, just figure it out !!!!

PaCpiS said,

Damn it, It was disabled in the Add-ons section, just figure it out !!!!

I was to tell you that I watched the whole keynote through here.

*sigh* Still no solid date for ATT release. Is it a ATT thing or a Nokia thing that is preventing them from giving a solid availability date? Really want to get my hands on one and soon!

gawicks said,
Why do I get the feeling the Rooms feature is going to be useless.

Thanks for letting us know YOU won't be usign it. Some people will

gawicks said,
Why do I get the feeling the Rooms feature is going to be useless.

It looks very useful to me, for groups of people (family, friends etc.) who all have a Windows Phone (or even if some of them have iPhones). A group of friends and I always start Facebook message threads when we feel like organising something; Windows Phone Rooms would allow us to message each other about it much more easily, whenever one of us feels like doing something, and one of us could easily add the event to the calendar for all to see.

Enron said,
I was at the event. He said "aaaand, check out this orange Halloween edition Lumia 920 with undead tiles."

That's actually cool (H).

on jessica alba, i would take her to pound town. as for wp8, it looks nice and all, but when are we getting news about 7.8.

Sikh said,
When did NO-KIA become NOK-IA.

Really ballmer? Someone else should speak.

because thats how they are really pronounced?

Sikh said,
When did NO-KIA become NOK-IA.

Really ballmer? Someone else should speak.


Everyone I know in the UK has always called it "Nok-ia," but I'm not sure of the correct pronunciation.

Sikh said,
When did NO-KIA become NOK-IA.

Really ballmer? Someone else should speak.

yeah i think it's actually NOK-IA, at least that's how i've always said it!

eilegz said,
sigh silverlight...

unlike flash, silverlight never freezes up or slows down for me.
was just on cnet with their flash stream and slowed down so much that it constantly switched the quality output every few minutes or so.

eilegz said,
sigh silverlight...

Silverlight smooth streaming is just plain awesome, No buffering perfectly live video stream

gawicks said,

Silverlight smooth streaming is just plain awesome, No buffering perfectly live video stream

Providing the CDN has enough performant disk to store the fragments. Also that the content creator has specified enough bitrates for their clients.
I've seen smooth streaming go horribly wrong.

Enron said,

Elbow, Elba, same thing. I just want to know how she got dat Lumy. Lucky woman!


Alba.
No not lucky. The marketing teams realize she has media appeal.
I can name a dozen other people they need to go after and put devices in hand to raise awareness.
Get on in snoops hand and you'll see the platform take off like gangbusters.

Data sense looked really promising, a long overdue feature for any smart phone but, it seems carrier dependent which is dissapointing.

linsook said,
Data sense looked really promising, a long overdue feature for any smart phone but, it seems carrier dependent which is dissapointing.

Since there's no standard compression method adopted and integrated into HTTP then we can't expect too much. The best method would be having compression on the web server and client instead of having proxies.

I assume by PT, they mean PDT.
So for those who don't live in the US or are unfamiliar with their timezones:

10:00 am PDT is 17:00 UTC.

Haha well, irony strikes.. I got flash on my surface but can't watch Silverlight stuff lol.. oh MS, you silly Goose, where is the html5 feed?

Active-X said,
Please roll out 7.8 today

Agreed, I will be buying a new WP8 because my contract has expired but I'd still like to see WP 7.8 on it!