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Microsoft, Nokia Schedule Windows Phone Event for Sept. 5

Just last week there were rumors floating around that said we could see Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia as early as September. The rumor mill kicked into high gear when a report on Bloomberg cited sources that said Nokia would introduce Windows Phone 8 devices at Nokia World in the first week of September. Now it looks as though Bloomberg's sources were right. Sort of.

 

Nokia does indeed have a Windows Phone event scheduled to take place during Nokia World. However, it won't actually be at Nokia World, which is taking place in Nokia's homeland of Finland. Instead, Nokia has sent out invitations to to a media event for September 5 in New York City.

Microsoft gave us a sneak peek at Windows Phone 8, AKA Apollo, back in June. Windows Phone 8 will share a kernel, file system, media foundation, device drivers, and parts of the security model of Windows 8, and is due out in the fall. Packing support for multi-core processors, displays up to 1280x768, and external SD storage, Windows Phone 8 will bring Internet Explorer 10 to Windows Phone devices as well as in-app purchases, , and improved enterprise features (including device management for administrators, Office apps, support for BitLocker encryption, and secure boot mode).

The invite itself doesn't offer much in the way of information about the event. The only hint is that it is styled to look a lot like the Windows Phone UI. Stay tuned, and we'll bring you the latest three weeks from now!

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