By far, the detailed official release of Windows Phone 8 OS still needs to be confirmed. From previous rumors and reports, most of us would prefer to believe a November release of Windows Phone 8 OS. But is this true? Probably not. Very recently, Nokia and Microsoft have sent out invitations for a joint event on September 5th event in New York City. And based on all clues and information, this upcoming event is mostly likely to point to the first Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices. As from the rumors collected previously, this joint event on September 5th is most probably about a mysterious device from Nokia codenamed under Nokia Phi.
According to the rumors, the Nokia Phi is expected to sport a design similar to the one on the Lumia 900 with an equally sized 4.3-inch screen, but with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and expandable memory via microSD.
Aside from the joint press event of Nokia and Microsoft and the rumors about Nokia Phi, still some other reports also show that there would be a big move from Nokia and Microsoft to compete with their common rivals, Samsung and the next Apple iPhone. As reported, Samsung is going to bring its competitive Galaxy Note II to the market while the next Apple iPhone is reported to mostly be unveiled on the September 12th event. And now, Nokia is also going to bring out their first, or maybe the world’s first, Windows Phone 8 handset. Isn’t September a big surprise for the world? And what else more could you ask for?
Oh, nearly forget to bring another fact to this. Chris Webber, Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tweeted the following words days ago to rival Samsung - "Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon." Feel the strong smell of gunpowder? It is quite unusual for companies to directly call each other out so publicly, unless they are going to bring something new, or they are in a lawsuit, obviously the latter of which is a little reliable.
Anyway, these are just still our guess work. We need to wait for the truth. Stay tuned for more detailed and latest news.