Windows Phone 7.8 Scheduled For Nov. 28 Release?

By Vamien McKalin | Nov 28, 2012 10:03 AM EST

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After being on a long hiatus, Windows Phone 7.8 has found itself at the center of attention once again, and this may be due to it becoming available soon.

The rumors are getting plentiful and recently, a new video surfaced showing what the new update will bring, and it is speculated that Microsoft is gearing up to divulge information on Windows Phone 7.8, which is extensively overdue. Early adopters and those folks who ran out and purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 before they got wind of Microsoft's plan to deny them Windows Phone 8, are not taking this lack of information very well.

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Luckily, for them, there could be a silver lining, that's if WMPoweruser's tipster is correct. According the tipster, Windows Phone 7.8 should be available from Wednesday, Nov. 28, which is a bit strange since Microsoft or Nokia would have said something quite a few days beforehand. Furthermore, this tip may not necessarily mean that the update is coming to consumers on Nov. 28, it could wel be that Windows Phone 7.8 may just be sent out to manufacturers on the day.

Windows Phone 7.8 is expected to bring forth a new Start Screen, the ability to place Bing wallpapers on the lockscreen, new accent colors to give your Windows Phone device that special and personal look, along with the ability to keep Wi-Fi active after the phone has been put to sleep. There's also rumors of Bluetooth file transfer, though this may only happen for Nokia Lumia-branded devices.

If the rumors hold true, then it seems that Windows Phone users won't have to wait around for 2013 to get this update.

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