Nokia is holding a media event in New York on Sept 5, and speculation all over the Internet is that the company may unveil its long awaited Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Adding fuel to this rumour is the fact that the event will be held jointly with Microsoft.
This could be the beginning of the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 devices as other manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung are expected to launch their Windows Phone 8 devices before the holiday season. Also Windows 8, Microsoft’s desktop and tablet OS will be hitting store shelves in October.
Microsoft and Nokia are holding the event a week before Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone. The sixth generation iPhone, currently known as the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled on Sept 12. The iPhone 5 is expected to have a larger screen, smaller dock connector and will run on Apple’s new mobile OS, iOS 6.
If you are already a Windows Phone 7.5 user, there is bad news for you as your device will not get the update to Windows Phone 8 but will receive an update for Windows Phone 7.8. You can read the details of this disappointment here.
If you are one who is interested in picking up a smartphone running Windows Phone 8, you can take a look at the features of Windows Phone 8 here. Windows Phone 8 may also support Bluetooth file transfer, a feature that is absent from Windows Phone 7.5 and is truly missed.