/// Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

October 29, 2012  |  All Things Digital

With Windows 8 finally launched , Microsoft is now turning its attention to mobile. Today, the company is hosting an event in San Francisco to spill the rest of the beans on the next version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Over the past few months, the company has shared a few details about Windows Phone 8, including support for multicore processors and higher-definition screens, the addition of a Wallet hub, and NFC technology and data encryption. Several manufacturers have also introduced new devices, such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 , and HTC 8X and 8S . But there’s still a lot that’s unknown about the key features of the software, so we expect to hear more about them today. There’s also a chance we’ll find out pricing and release dates for the previously announced phones, as well as some new handsets. Though Windows Phone received high praise from reviewers, and good customer satisfaction early on, sales of handsets continue to be weak behind Android and the iPhone. At least Microsoft won’t have to fight Google for attention today. Due to Hurricane Sandy, Google had to cancel its New York Android event , originally scheduled for earlier this morning. Now in the main spotlight, can Microsoft convince consumers and developers that Windows Phone 8 is good enough to compete with Android and the iPhone? We’ll soon find out. Microsoft’s event is set to start at 10 am PT, so be sure to tune in then for AllThingsD ‘s live coverage.

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