Windows Phone 8 rumour round-up and Bingo game! Win $100!

The Windows Phone Summit is starting in 2 hours, and I thought it would be good to review once again all of the rumours over the last 12 months about the new OS.

The summit starts Today at 9AM PDT. Check your time zone:

06:00AM – Hawaii
08:00AM – Alaska
09:00AM – Pacific
10:00AM – Mountain
11:00AM – Central
12:00PM – Eastern
01:00PM РṢo Paulo
05:00PM – London
06:00PM – Paris
08:00PM – Moscow
01:00AM – Tokyo (June 21st)
02:00AM – Sydney (June 21st) (via WPGeeks)

It will be Live Streamed here and we will be running our own Live Blog from our man on the site.

We are also making a game of it – see further down.

Below is is a table with all of the rumours divided in those that are (near) certain, due to repeated confirmation from variety of sources, those that are very probably because they make so much sense, and those that are more tenuous due to only having one source and no corroboration.

CertainProbablePossible
Bluetooth Object Push and HID
NFC Payments
SkyDrive Music Streaming
Skype Integration
Datasmart Data Monitor
WinRT framework
Tellme Voice tools for devs
Camera Lens for OEMs
Nokia Maps replace Bing Maps
Improved Accessibility
Dual-core processor support
Windows NT kernel
No full WP7 upgrade
HP and Dell back on board
Lenovo brings a WP8 handset
W8 will run WP7 apps
1280×720 screen resolution
Nokia Pureview Camera
Nokia Phi announced
Huawei WP8 handset announced
Verizon brings a WP8 handset
Native Code support
IE 10 Browser
Sprint WP8 handset announced
Samsung GSIII WP8 announced
T-Mobile WP8 handset announced
Arabic Support
RCS VOIP integration
Kinect Support
Nokia QWERTY WP8 handset
Acer QWERTY WP8 handset
WP7 apps will run on WP8
1080p video recording
Removable Storage
Daphne will replace Zune
App contracts
Improved Local Scout
IE10 Server-side compression
Enterprise Support
MicroSD card support
IPv6 support
Proper back-up options
Unity Game Engine Supported
Live Tile Folders
Voice Dictation and Read-Aloud for email
Bluetooth 4.0 support
Alternate Keyboard for one-handed use

The Windows Phone Summit will be Live Streamed here and to make the stream more entertaining we have also created a Buzzword Bingo game.

To make things more interesting, the first person to email us with a completed game (5 in a row) will win $100 paid via Paypal. Send a screen shot or photo of your card to editor  AT  WMpoweruser  .  com . All our decisions are of course final.

Is there anything we missed in the round up? Let us know below.

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