Join us Wednesday for Microsoft's Windows Phone summit (live blog)
Microsoft is hosting a Windows Phone event in San Francisco on June 20 where it should reveal Windows Phone 8. Join CNET at 8:45 a.m. PT for live coverage.
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If you thought that Microsoft was done making news this week you'd be soundly mistaken.
Despite its name, this isn't just a developer confab. As CNET's Jessica Dolcourt Windows 8., we expect to see the company pull some of the wraps off Windows Phone 8. Code-named Apollo, the next generation of Microsoft's smartphone OS should support, among other things, removable microSD card storage, NFC, new screen resolutions, and multicore processors. And, of course, Windows Phone 8 may look a bit like
ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley has a full list of rumored features, but other highlights include a new Zune PC client software with an update mechanism more akin to ActiveSync and an improved (and desperately needed) . At this point we don't expect Microsoft to reveal any Windows Phone 8 hardware.
Whatever happens, Jessica, Lynn La, and Josh Lowensohn will be on site at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown San Francisco to bring you the news. Though the event runs all day, but we'll be live blogging the opening keynote. That begins at Wednesday at 9 a.m. PT and we'll kick off our coverage at 8:45 a.m PT. You can go here to find out where that is in your time zone, as well as set a reminder.
Editors' note: The original version of this story was posted June 19 at 6:28 p.m. PT.