Anyways, here's the news. Microsoft held a press event on Wednesday, to give us a "sneak peek of the future of Windows Phone". Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, also managed to push forward the news that took seven of the top nine phones in Amazon's marketplace are Windows Phone handsets.
Higher resolutions will also be supported - WVGA is joined by 720p (1280 x 720) and WXGA (1280 x 768). All existing Windows Phone 7.5 apps will work without modification on the new OS regardless of the resolution.
Removable storage is another highly requested feature that "will" debut on WP8.
The NFC support will also allow your phone to eventually replace a lot of things that you now need to keep in your wallet (all WP8 phones will have the NFC hub).
Wallet features Deals (digital discount coupon codes), which have Local Scout integration, so you can look for deals nearby. Deals can be found through web searches, handed out or acquired by third party apps and they can easily be shared with your contacts.
Wallet also handles buying apps and in-app purchases (which are new too). Wallet stores your credit cards and will ask you which one you want to use for each payment. You can set it up to ask for a PIN code, which will prevent other people from buying stuff from your phone.
Unlike WP7, WP8 updates will be distributed over the air. Microsoft promises support for every WP8 device for at least 18 months.
The official launch of Windows Phone 8 is scheduled for this fall, but that's as specific info as we got. Things should become a little clearer in the following weeks. But as of now, we do know that Lumia 710 and 800 users will only get WP7.8 instead of the actual thing. The upgrade will be available this fall, however it will only give certain features like the new home-screen, camera enhancements and some new apps to the phones.