With the tech biggies like Apple and Samsung setting up an impressive line-up for 2012, how could Microsoft be far behind? Everyone knows that the Bill Gates firm announced the launch date of Windows 8 to be October 26, 2012. And now reliable sources inform that the launch of Windows Phone 8 will soon follow. It will be launched amidst huge fanfare in an event at the West coast on October 29. This event will also witness the unveiling of other handsets powered by the OS, including Samsung Ativ S. Upon its launch, Microsoft's new mobile OS will be supported by several smartphone brands, including Nokia, HTC and Samsung. Nokia, who supported Microsoft through its ups and downs is also expected to launch its new Lumia devices soon after. Microsoft's Build Conference will be held four days later, where developers will be seen discussing the details of Windows 8 and also the Windows Phone 8.
This conference will also provide an opportunity to finally answer the question which has been lingering in everybody's minds: does Windows Phone have a market, considering the huge popularity and success of other platforms? This could mean the creation of several applications for the aforementioned OS. And that might come as a relief for Microsoft because they are much more than just a few steps behind Apple iOS and Google's Android.
Focusing on the latest version of Windows to roll out of the Microsoft factory, it has been gathered that Microsoft will organise a launch event on October 25 for Windows 8, and also its Surface tablets. The device and the OS will be available for sale at midnight the same day. If Microsoft is able to create enough curiosity for its products, it could help them earn some customers before the launch of Apple's iPad Mini launch in November.