Just three days after the release of the Windows 8 operating system for tablets and PCs, Microsoft is hosting an event in San Francisco to officially launch the new Windows Phone 8 OS for smartphones.
Microsoft has invited reporters to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco Oct. 29 for the official launch of the Windows Phone 8 operating system for smartphones, along with devices from Nokia and other smartphone makers that will run the new OS.
The launch event follows by just three days Microsoft’s launch of the Windows 8 OS for tablets, notebooks and desktop computers. It is one of many new product introductions in what has been a busy year for Microsoft, following the release of Office 2013, Windows Server 2012 for data centers and a revamped Bing search engine.
Handset maker Nokia has bet its future on Windows Phone 8 by partnering with Microsoft to replace its Symbian OS with the Windows product. Nokia introduced the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 in September that will run Windows Phone 8. Nokia is counting on Windows Phone 8 to rescue the company.