The latest indications are that Microsoft’s upcoming mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, will not arrive on the scene until much later this year, most likely in the November time frame. Microsoft has been fairly quiet on the topic of launch dates when it comes to Windows Phone 8 Apollo, but this possible launch date comes by way of ZDNet who has it on good authority from their sources.
Adding to this story, it’s unlikely that the RTM build will be available before September. Now, if you’re wondering just what date in November will the OS be available, any guess is good as no specific date has been provided. It could be at the beginning of the month or alternatively, it could be at the end of the month. If the November launch turns out to be accurate, it will mean that Apple will have the jump on Microsoft when it comes to new mobile phones as the iPhone 5 will most likely launch in October.
When Windows Phone 8 Mobile does finally arrive on the scene, it will bring with it dual core processor support and support for up to 64 cores will eventually be included. In addition to this, users will have access to near field communication, Nokia Maps and a whole new range of screen resolution support with the latter being more for future phones.