The Verge: Windows Phone 8 isn’t finished, devices running the OS could be delayed
According to The Verge, delays and bugs have held up the operating system’s development and pushed back its launch date from early October to October 29, just days before Nokia’s Lumia 920 is expected to hit stores. What’s more, the site said, because Windows Phone 8 isn’t ready to go, device makers and carriers have been unable to properly test new hardware that will run the OS, and delays could result.
Windows Phone 8 is so behind schedule, The Verge said, that “in some cases carriers may ship devices without any of the usual customization.”
And “the tight schedule means that any delays in final carrier testing will impact the availability dates of Windows Phone 8 devices,” the site added.