Windows Phone 8 devices showing up in web stats

Windows Phone 8 may still be months away from being released but there's definitely some testing of Microsoft's next mobile OS going on somewhere in the world. WMPoweruser.com reports that statistics from DSLReport’s mobile speed test show one, possibly two, devices running on Windows Phone 8 out in the wild and connecting to networks from T-Mobile and Verizon.

The devices have Nokia and Qualcomm labels in the report and all of them have the sub-title "Fluid". Qualcomm is a mobile phone chipset manufacturer, who have cut a deal with Microsoft to provide chips for Windows Phone, so it's possible that the company has made a test phone (in conjunction with Nokia perhaps) to check out an upcoming processor. The mobile version of Internet Explorer 10 is also indicated in the reports.

WMPoweruser.com reports that it has also seen Windows Phone 8 activity in its own server logs, coming mostly from AT&T. The logs show that the devices have screen resolutions of 768×768 and 480×480.

Windows Phone 8 is expected to launch sometime before the end of the year. However, it's looking like owners of Windows Phone 7 products won't be able to download a software upgrade to Windows Phone 8, but we still haven't received any confirmation from Microsoft confirming or denying this.

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