In line with previous reports, Nokia is tipping off that Windows Phone 8 will be officially unveiled early next month.
Samsung likes to play all sides of the field, and it is already pledging support for the next iteration of Windows Phone.
The next generation of Windows Phone looks to be almost ready for prime time.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 - first launched in 2010 - has failed to eke out significant market share in a lucrative space currently dominated by Apple's iPhone and various Android handsets.
The latest details about Microsoft's newest mobile OS seem less about Microsoft and more about Nokia.
Microsoft's gesture and voice recognition platform is trying to expand its reach.