Could Microsoft UK Special Event mean Windows Phone 7 launch on the 5th October?

Is Windows Phone 7 being launched on the 5th October?

Via Neowin we hear that Microsoft UK is holding a developer meetup in London on the 5th October 2010. The topic will apparently be “Windows Azure, Windows 7 and the soon-to-be-released Windows Phone 7 and IE9”.

While by itself this does not mean much, with many such conferences being held recently, what raises suspicion that this will in fact be the Windows phone 7 launch is the size of the venue(at the International Conference Centre)  and the fact that Steve Ballmer is set to deliver the keynote at the event, an apparently unusual occurrence.

The October 5 date is slightly earlier than rumours we have heard, but then we know Microsoft is pretty eager to get their new Mobile OS out there.

Read more at Neowin here.

Thanks Gilly2468 for the tip .