Claiming their own sources, WPDang says they expect the Windows Phone 8 SDK to be released to developers in the last week of July.
They note this is consistent with the pattern of previous releases like Mango and expect the software toolkit to still have a beta label attached.
There is however one hiccup â€“ as far as we know to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator developers will need to be running Windows 8, which obviously presents a problem with the OS only set to be released closer to the end of the year.
Fortunately Windows Phone 8 handsets will not be launching with a limited library of apps, unlike the Windows 8 marketplace, given that they will be able to take advantage of more than 100,000 Windows Phone 7 apps.
Read more at WPDang here.