SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today debuted Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company’s smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience, connecting you to the people and things that matter most.

As part of the announcement, Microsoft revealed new features, including Kid’s Corner and Rooms, along with details and pricing for a range of beautiful new smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, each with their own differentiated designs, colors and features. Windows Phone 8 devices will go on sale in November at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the U.S., as well as at carriers and retailers around the world.

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See the remainder of the press release at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Oct12/10-29WindowsPhone8PR.aspx.

See a description of some of the features like the new “Kid’s Corner” at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/2012/oct12/10-29WindowsPhone8.aspx.

The Windows Phone Blog is located at http://www.windowsteamblog.com/windowsphone and will have additional information.

Today’s webcast will be available for replay in a little while at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/windowsphone/.