Microsoft Announces Its Next Version Of Windows Phone

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Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 today, the next version of the mobile OS.

Of note, WP8 will not be available on current Windows Phone devices. 

WP8 also has a new look for its Start screen that lets users customise the size of Live Tiles.

While it was mostly an event for Windows Phone developers, we now have a good idea what Windows Phones will look like when the new operating system launches later this year. 

Of note, Windows Phones will support mobile payments and sport power dual-core processors like those found in most high-end smartphones. WP8 will also make it easy for developers to bring Windows 8 tablet apps to the phone and vice versa.

Hit the break below to read our live coverage as the event happened.

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