During the JP Morgan technology conference today, AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega spoke about the Nokia Lumia 900 and how the launch of the Windows Phone powered smartphone has exceeded expectations and momentum will build for Windows Phone when Windows 8 is launched at the end of this year.
"I am really pleased with what I am seeing out of Microsoft and Nokia coming out with their first product. The operating system works really well. It is simple, it is easy to use, it is intuitive. The reception to the Lumia launch has actually exceeded our expectations. So we think there is a very good chance that Microsoft will have a very good OS that will be right in there with iOS and Android. When they come out with Windows 8 in the fourth quarter, I think it will actually add to the value that that OS brings to the marketplace, in that that will be the first time that you can truly have a similar experience on your PC, on your tablet, and on your smartphone from soft Microsoft. From what I have seen and the previews that I have been given, I think it is going to be exceptionally good. I am very upbeat in what they are bringing to the market," the CEO stated. So there you have it. According to him, Windows 8 will be released at the end of this year and it will affect the Windows Phone platform in some manner. More on this as it develops.