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October 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Windows Phone 8 launch event confirmed for Oct. 29

Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft has set Oct. 29 as the Windows Phone 8 launch event.

The event, to begin at 10 a.m., will be held in San Francisco.

It’s expected that the event will mark the official kick-off for the newest version of Microsoft’s smartphone platform but that actual Windows Phone 8 devices won’t hit store shelves until November.

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