Big October for Microsoft? Windows Phone 8 Rumors Heat Up

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) appears headed for two big October splashes, first with its slated Oct. 26 Windows 8 and Surface RT debuts, and, according to the latest reports, a second extravaganza three days later for Windows Phone 8, perhaps in San Francisco or Los Angeles. When asked to confirm, Microsoft declined to comment, but the company didn’t deny it, either. Here’s what we think we know at this point: Even though Windows Phone is an “also-ran” in the smartphone OS market, the platform couldn’t have gotten bigger uplifts than the windfalls it received in late August. In quick (IT news)