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Third time is the charm? Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 reportedly launches in November

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:30PM EST

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Microsoft (MSFT) previously announced that its third major Windows Phone release would be coming this fall, though the Redmond-based company did not give specific dates. According to a source speaking to ZDNet, however, the software giant will release the RTM build of Windows Phone 8 in September and new devices will launch this November, just in time for the holiday season. The publication also notes that Microsoft’s Office 2013 productivity suite is scheduled to be available in February of 2013. Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed that its Windows 8 operating system, which is designed for both personal computers and tablets, is scheduled to launch on October 26th.


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.