Tip: Rep says that Windows Phone 8 is for current gen phones

This post was originally posted on My Microsoft Life.

Today I was tipped off to “something big” by a well known source:

Waggener Edstrom person says MSFT has Windows 8 (for x86), Windows RT (for next-gen ARM), & Windows Phone 8 (for current-gen phones).

Most of the information in that quote is already known but the most interesting part of it is that Windows Phone 8 is for current generation phones. The reason why this is interesting is that a Waggener Edstrom rep (Microsoft’s PR company) has said this, it’s not something that they are likely to get wrong. The issue of whether Microsoft is going to offer Windows Phone 8 for current devices has been rumoured back and forth for the past few months with well respected members of the community apparently being tipped off with conflicting information.

I was also provided with some additional information that states that there will be more “leaks” corroborating this information next week with an official announcement in a few weeks time. Hopefully then we wont have long to wait to see if this is just another Windows Phone 8 rumour or if this is actually something of substance; it will also be nice for Microsoft to state either way if Windows Phone 8 will work on current hardware or not.

One final piece of information I was given is that there are currently organisational changes going on within Xbox, however it is unlikely that much will be heard about this until after “the holidays”.