Windows Phone 8 to be Released on October 29th?

We are apparently just under two months from the launch of Windows Phone 8, according to a source of ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. Microsoft has already teased a few new features of the new mobile OS, but has left most of the consumer features a mystery. Certain features have been leaked via an early look at the Windows Phone 8 SDK, but the event on September 5th is when most believe Microsoft will finally detail the coming update.

In a post about the crazy upcoming release schedule of Microsoft’s most ambitious products to date, Mary Jo reveals what she has found out about the next major release for Windows Phone. Here is what she has to say:

“October 29 will be the official ‘launch’ of Windows Phone 8, I am told. I’m hearing this event will likely be on the west coast, either in San Francisco or Los Angeles. (Again, I don’t know exactly where. A photo studio? Outside an Apple store?) But this is considered the “consumer launch” of the product, with handsets to be made available starting a week or two later, meaning early November, as other sources of mine had indicated.”

Samsung released the very first Windows Phone 8 device just yesterday and Nokia is ready to deliver some good news for the platform on the 5th in a joint event with Microsoft. We are also hearing that HTC will be revealing their plans shortly after that, so get ready for a wild ride over the next couple of months.

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