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WPCentral at the Windows Phone Summit - Live Blog

WP Central

We're here at the Marriott Marquis for the Windows Phone Summit where Microsoft is expected to reveal details on Windows Phone 8, including new resolutions, current device upgrades, developer tools and more.

Join Daniel Rubino and Rafael Rivera live as we cover the Keynote speech and any follow up developer sessions.



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XRedXIIIX says:

Can't wait for details!!!

rutvik19 says:

I hope it's another great day like Monday was!

blessthejon says:

Hell yeah. I will dedicate myself even more to get the Microsoft Surface if they tell me my Lumia will get Windows Phone 8.

Reports show it won't. I hope they are wrong.

OMG55 says:

It will get 7.8, which give us certain features. I'm an L900 owner and chose to upgrade even though WPCentral kept telling us new dual/quad core hardware would be released. So I'm a victim of my actions, not MS's and I will surely upgrade devices if I need to; but hopefully we can get some trade-in option or something.

blessthejon says:

Well, I guess WP 7.8 is alright. At least Microsoft kept their promise.

gmantione says:

What time does it begin?

sinister1 says:

45 more mins. I can't wait. MS don't let me down.

GP07 says:

Anyone know how long this opening keynote will be set for?

sinister1 says:

I think from 9 a.m. to around 5 p.m. Looks like an all day event.

kramayp says:

If they let me down, i'm gonna be mad LOL
Can't wait though!!! (Even though I have a chemistry exam tomorrow LOL)

Plz let there be a Microsoft brand wp8-midrange

Montpbm says:

I'm a little excited, I hope we don't get let down because I am on the verge of switching to Android with my family if WP8 isn't as good as I expect it to be.. I'm trying to lure my family to switch to WP but we aren't getting much help from MS that would convince them..

rutvik19 says:

The problem is stigma. The solution is actually not to push anyone. Instead, just be happy with your choice for Mobile OS. They will notice you NOT complaining about your phone. They will see that when you take it out, how seamlessly it works. Eventually, they'll want to hold it, and try things with it.
Of course for this to happen, MS needs a solid product. I like WP so far, but even I'll admit, they have a ways to go on 7.5.

BK-one says:

I completely agree. I get asked "miss the iPhone yet?" 3-4 times a week from my apple owning relatives,. I always kindly say, I do not, I am loving this phone. Now my wife answers for me saying " he love that thing". They get curious and love some of the cool things my phone can do that theirs can't. I find my self demoing it several times a week between co workers and relatives. I am a happy WP owner. ( I have the white lumia 900)

Lobbie1978 says:

Can't wait for the breaking news! Give it to me!

Wooo hooo can't wait to see what's new. I hope they don't disappoint.

psteve2005 says:

This *NEEDS* to be very special indeed... Here's hoping.

I want to see some kind of NFC tech that works exclusively with the surface, a la touchpad and pre3

phil.rick says:

30 minutes -- I'm officially on the edge of my seat.

Windows Phone 8 support for all existing devices or they can go shove their OS where the sun don't shine.

(Yes I'm aware Android & iOS most likely don't do two years of support either but I don't own either of those for the same reason).

So don't own the other two and if wp8 doesn't come to your device, you'll drop them too? I take it you'll be back to feature phones then? Lol

twint7787 says:

Current owners will probably not be getting WP8. But if we can have a compatible, similar looking update I will be satisfied.

dkp23 says:

Hopefully we get some juicy details and hopefully some details on how the OS will align with Surface and W8 desktop. 

alrutani says:

What I need to see:
Arabic support
RLT support
Data monitoring feature
Discontinue of Zune
Active sync like the old days
I hope the interface stays as it is but with small addons

petercip says:

Zune is already gone.

Oh really? Please explain the process of getting a CD onto your Windows Phone without the use of SkyDrive, considering the uploading of copyrighted material isn't allowed.

By gone they mean "Rebranded" its "Xbox Music" now.

nicless says:

Perhaps stop being so small minded and realize the person meant that they have announced that they are rebranding it.

Duffau says:

Why the Zune hate? I love Zune. Not only is it a cool name, the Zune program and player are awesome and beautiful. But yes, its being rebranded so all im losing is the name.

deadwrong03 says:

I can't wait hopefully some Verizon wp8 devices get announced too

Dave Blake says:

I can't wait to get all the news I hope its good. Either way I have a feeling the I-told-you-so-s will be flying... :)

JamesDax3 says:

While I would love to see a Microsoft Surface Phone annoucnced there will probably be no new hardware shown.  I am very much looking forward to hearing about all the new features of WP8 and I'm confident that 1st and 2nd Gen devices will get the update minus, of course, those features that don't apply.

bigmanStan says:

I am lucky to know what is going to be said today, so im looking forward to actually talking about it now!

Duffau says:

Is it everything we've imagined and more?

DrPreeth says:

come on microsoft!!! i cant wait for 45 mins lol :(. I keep checking every link i can find on google for any leaks :)

welsbloke says:

Well the surface team were apparently kept in a forced air bunker to maintain secrecy but they still blabbed a few days before. No real blabbing so either no real information or they are being kept under lock and key in Surface bunker and not being let out even for pizza!

sinister1 says:

I hope the new UI is more customizable.

I hope it looks like w8 a bit more. Wishful thinking I guess.

welsbloke says:

Now that I have seen Surface I really would like the Windows Phone to become the Surface Phone that would align well I think and remove the stigma of Windows.
Any information on Windows Phone 8 obviously especially what existing phone users can expect.

DrPreeth says:

oh wait..i guess its 15 mins now :).

NIST says:

Secretary, hold my calls and shut the door! Now where are my earbuds?

JamesDax3 says:

Looks like it's going to start late.

Montpbm says:

I hope they implemented the MS TelMe services like the video show on YouTube also..

Lol Surface, Xbox Live update with some $5.00 dollar Xbox games on Demand. So far so good. Now end this week with some good news!

JamesDax3 says:

The stream is up.  But the press is still outside.  Yep, a late start.

JamesDax3 says:

Music playing on the stream at the moment.

Rockartisten says:

I hope the summit is better than the music on the channel 9 live stream.

albertleao says:

Love being able to watch the live stream on my phone

cannon#WP says:

Yes, I too can't wait for WP8 details, but I also want some practical announcements like Tango availability for more phones and app & game announcements like Chase, Pandora or Angry Birds Space. Those apps would definitely bring more users over.

And of course, if they announce a WP8 Beta for current phones in July (like Mango last year) that'd be HUGE.

sinister1 says:

I don't see a stream.

timwp12 says:

Bye bye crappy iPhone and laggy battery earring android. It's about time we get rid.of these junk smartphones

sdreamer says:

Wow you can steam it on your windows phone!

ejb222 says:

Yeah...plays through the media player.

sdreamer says:

Stream stopped working...

NIST says:

5min warning

ejb222 says:

Is it me or was that guys voice creepy?

JamesDax3 says:

MS passing out Jellybeans to the press. lol

Apoc says:

Excitement is killing me right now!!!

ejb222 says:

AH! now its saying it cant play it on my phone! L900

albertleao says:

Did it stop working for anyone else?

ejb222 says:

momentarily...give it another good now

ShipWreck says:

Yeah I hope we find out what devices can upgrade to the Apollo and I hope that sprint will be getting some new Windows Phones..

NIST says:

About to begin with full video recap on channel 9 later

Rockartisten says:

Here we go! :) I've become such nerd, when did that happen?

jdep1 says:

Can't wait to see what MS has been protecting to show off today!

benandarchie says:

There is a official live stream at:

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Big Supes says:

Bring the news!!

aubreyq says:


clay113 says:

Hell yeah for the live tile change

ejb222 says:


NIST says:


wsantiago says:

The Messaging app now shows last message on Live Tile...hopefully the email will do the same..

Kadcidxa says:

Windows Phone 8 is our dream come true!

dkp23 says:

FYI - no upgrade to Windows phoen 8 for existing devices, will get 7.8

Kadcidxa says:

Glad I didn't buy any new phones lately. :)

schlubadub says:

WOOHOO! 14 points!!!!

marbla says:

Exciting but I guess not for those with new phones right now.

yeahbuddy78 says:

In other news, sales of the Lumia/Titan/Focus grind to a halt for the next 6 months.
It's gonna be virtually impossible to sell any WP7 phone for the next 6 months.  Even free on contract.  They just won't sell.  Hope MSFT has some cash stashed away to survive this.  Nokia - best of luck to you.  Your revenue stream just dried up for a while.

schlubadub says:

You're right... but half of us were already holding off purchasing until they announced WP8 upgrades. I expect WP8 will launch with W8 in 3 months (late Sept / early Oct)... devices will be ready to go on day one.

Curtieson says:

I agree...people that were already waiting (the type of people that search out news on the internet) will continue to wait.  Everyone else will just go in and buy what the salesmen are pushing.

Luminatic says:

I was just about go get upset for not getting WP8, then I heard that audible with speech command funktion is coming to 7.5 as well :-) :-)

sync155 says:

Hooray! Audible finally going to be released, have waited so long for this!

Skype integration is a big seller.

CobaltDragon says:

I am excited about WP again, finally. I think giving us 7.8 for current devices is a good enough way of killing off WP7 devices, and most likely they won't have to do this again since this new architecture is more modern and flexible and should hopefully lead to an upgrade system more similar to Apple's for the iPhone.
I will be happy to upgrade my HTC Radar to 7.8 and live on that for a while until a really nice WP8 phone is available - one I'll be happy with for a year or two.

Tony F. Baby says:

I'm fuckin' excited! :D

WinampLlama says:

Draw Something and Words with Friends finally coming to WP is huge! I think lack of those games is a big barrier to WP adoption among high school/college aged people. Hopefully it's coming to WP7 and not just WP8.