Windows Phone 8 Live Blog

We're here, live in San Francisco for Microsoft's full unveiling of Windows Phone 8. The live event kicks off at 10am PT / 1pm ET, but we're getting the live chat going early. Join in on the live blog and chat action below! You can also visit our enhanced full-width live blog at and a live video stream (opens in new tab) is also available (requires silverlight).

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Damnit... It's almost midnight here! I'm so tempted to stay up for another hour and call in sick at work in the morning :P
  • Do it! Stay up!!
  • Damn... Do you really want to have less money ?? Don't forget time is money ;)
  • Some of us are lucky to work for companies that pay us even if we call in :)
  • I thought everyone in the world had paid sick-leave? Well, everyone on a salary i.e. not contractors
  • Fuck that go to work
  • You can do it......
  • More for 7.8, please!! Even though I'm getting a 920.
  • Staaayyyy uuupp....I'm in the lab right now....wanna finish my experiments and go watch.
  • Sooooooo excited for this event. VIVA MICROSOFT!
  • is being announced today. Yeeaaaa
  • I highly doubt that!
  • Let the boy dream. MS kept there os secured till today something Apple & Google can't say they done by the way Android 4.2 leaked out
  • Nope just WP8 today showing all features :D
  • Damn hurricane was good for good for gettin me outta work today and tomorrow! Lets go WP8 Launch.
  • Right. I was thinking the same thing.
  • Same here. Didn't have to go to work ;-)
  • Can I watch it on my lumia 900? Hope so because im without pc right now!!!
  • Go to the wpcentral website. Click on the live video link. It will ask you to install Silverlight or play in Windows media player. Do the latter & you are a cool cucumber!!
  • Ooooo MAN I COMPLETELY FORGOT... there was a surface phone looming in the wild.
  • Or the possibility of one!*
  • Hay guys, I just came from lectures can u tell me some of the new features of wp8?
  • It hasn't happened yet.
  • Please post a link to the recorded conference afterwards. Thanks
  • I'm confused here! I live in Minnesota and its 3min to noon. What time does this thing start!!!!
  • Daniel, where are you sitting?
  • K got it. Watching live on my HTC radar.
  • So cool - Jessica Alba in the promo vid for WP8 as 'The Working Mom'.  Explains why she has the L920 before the rest of us!
  • No word of Instagram. I guess it is one of those 4 top50 apps still not available on WP. FUCK. 
  • Whole lot of meh so far.
  • The meh part is the damb exclusive phones!
  • Ffs late fucking November???? Another fucking month what the fuck is the deal....
  • Still no goddamn prices on the fucking lumia 920....
  • Giving away phones to the media sure is a way to get on their good side
  • Fucking exclusivity thing is killing me! First the L920 and now the Ativ S "Odyssey". Where the flubber is tmo's exclusive phone!?
  • How the heck do they not talk about 7.8!!!! God D**nit!!!! 
  • Guess that's how they roll. Seems like they want to put that behind them and never look back.
  • Thanks for everything. Keep everything up. WPCentral and GoGo FTW!!!