Australia added to the list of launch events for Windows Phone

WP Central Australia added to the list of launch events for Windows Phone

Seems like the Windows Phone 8 party is growing larger by the day. Invites are now reportedly going out for an event down under.

In the usual style of such an invite we get postcard landmark shot with details, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the date is set to 9am October 30th.

The main event in San Francisco, along with London and Italy are all due to kick off on the 29th so whilst it’s odd to see Oz get the 30th, likely just the time zone dictating that one. We’re wondering just how many more parties are going to kick off to celebrate the official unveiling. At this rate, we wouldn't be surprised if most of the regions picked up a launch event. Microsoft is in party mode for sure.

With so many launch parties in different countries, time zones and even days, the Windows Phone 8 launch is going to be a hoot. Such is the excitement around the 29th that Google wanted to get in on the act and have its own announcement. Whilst it's endearing they want to be part of the big day, its highly likely whatever they announce will be totally lost amongst all the frantic Windows Phone 8 partying. 

WP Central Australia added to the list of launch events for Windows Phone

The main purpose of the events will be to finally introduce us to the Windows Phone 8 and its associated apps and services. Whilst we know much about the core OS features there remains plenty of room for surprises when the backend services and apps are revealed. Windows 8 will bring some great new core capabilities they are going to really shine when apps are created to take advantage of them.

We’re curious to hear what other countries are up for launch parties, let us know if you’re region is getting one. We’d also like to know what you have planned for the epic occasion. So let us know in those comments below.

Source: Gizmodo



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restlessdan says:

So what does the missed call and the message mean? Is it just simply don't miss this :-P

Jf.Vigor says:

It just means you'll be missing texts and phone calls as you watch this exciting event!

matheee says:

i think thats just a filler, that the display isnt too empty... but let's get surprised!

robert brand says:

Its to show how popular you'll be when you have a Windows Phone 8 - missing calls and emails will be oh-so-common! :) RB

matheee says:

i was wondering what 'Bonza' means... for all the others who've never heard of:
«AUSand NZ slang, archaic excellent; very good»
well, it is indeed!

schlubadub says:

Only actors, comedians and foreigners use it these days ;)

Montpbm says:

It simply means that if you miss these events, then you will no longer be in our WP8, W8 ecosystem circle of trust!! :D

andrewcam says:

I don't think I have every actually heard an Australian person say bonza except on American TV shows giving us a stereotypical portray

rockstarzzz says:

Anyone knows where the London event is taking place? I promise I won't gate crash!

top gun76 says:

Is this a picture of the new MS windows phone device???

KustomAU says:

Trust me, we don't say "Bonza" here in Aus.

Forc3 says:

hey Robert you forgot Germany! I believe the german news site wparea.de brought this some time ago.... cant remember

Forc3 says:

Nevermind... launch event in Munich is just a livestream of tge sanfran event by micrsoft....

greg2k says:

So what's with using Arial on that crummy mockup?

schlubadub says:

We don't say "bonza" and we don't say "shrimp" (as in "throw another shrimp on the barbie"). The latter is a "prawn", ya flamin' galah!