Microsoft has confirmed it will launch Windows Phone 7 worldwide on the 11th of October.
The company is hosting an event that day, which it had not previously stated the reason for.
It was confirmed in an events calendar that it was indeed for its new mobile phone platform.
The latest OS will be a strong competitor in the smartphone market, facing up against Apple’s iOS and Google’s fast-growing Android platform.
The company has recently launched a competition aimed at Irish developers to encourage app development for the platform.