Steve Ballmer: This is the time for Windows Phone 8

During the Windows Phone 8 launch event on October 29th, Microsoft announced some sweet new features for Windows Phone 8 and even stated that this is the time for Windows Phone 8. So what sets this platform apart from the rest? Killer hardware, according to Microsoft!

Steve Ballmer, who closed the Windows Phone 8 launch event, quickly mentioned that preliminary demand for Windows 8 has exceeded Windows 7. As for Windows Phone 8, “We had a very different perspective on what a smartphone should be,” Ballmer stated. According to him, there’s one more thing that sets Windows Phone apart and that is killer hardware. Windows Phone 8 to go on sale this weekend, with US customers to have more choice that ever, with a wide range of devices and a wide coverage of operators. The Microsoft Store will also carry every single Windows Phone in every single color. “This is the time for Windows Phone 8,” Ballmer adds.

  • AT&T will have the Nokia Lumia 820, the Lumia 920, and the 8X available in November.
  • Verizon will carry the Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822, in stores by Thanksgiving.
  • T-Mobile will carry the Lumia 810 and the HTC 8X
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