Will Microsoft launch its newest major update to Windows Phone 7 devices earlier than speculated? That's what one website claims will happen.
WMPoweruser.com is reporting, via unnamed sources, that Windows Phone 7.8 could be released as early as this Wednesday, November 28. The actual report doesn't go into more detail about the supposed release date. As previously reported, Windows Phone 7.8 will give some older Windows Phone devices, such as the Nokia Lumia 900, a new Start screen, a Bing-based lock screen and more.
Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 7.8 at a developer event in June, although the company has been relatively silent about its plans for the upgrade since then. Much of that has to do with the fact that the majority of its time has been spent hyping the launch of Windows Phone 8. However, in recent weeks there's been more information leaked about Windows Phone 7.8, including a claim that it reached its RTM development stage a week ago.
Wednesday also happens to be the same day that Microsoft holds its annual stockholder meeting in Redmond, Washington. It's possible that company executives could make the meeting more newsworthy by launching Windows Phone 7.8 as part of the event.