Microsoft has started to invite press to a Windows Phone 8 (WP8) event on October 29th, according to reports.
The operating system has been showcased at events with mobile phone manufacturers Nokia and HTC, but Microsoft should reveal more about the software at the San Francisco event.
Associated PC software, Windows 8, will also be unveiled at a similar reveal on October 25th.
The HTC 8X is the flagship WP8 smartphone, which should be released soon, alongside its lower-end 8S partner.
Each of the handsets come in a variety of bright colours, as do the Nokia WP8 offerings the Lumia 920 and 820.
There are also rumours that Microsoft is developing its own mobile phone which would be powered by the firmware, so perhaps the technology giant will take the opportunity to introduce this hardware to the public.
Data recently produced by Kantar World Panel shows that Windows Phone platforms have only a 3.8 per cent market share in Australia.
Google Android, which powers devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3, dominates with 65.8 per cent share.
Posted by Peter Robinson