Windows Phone Summit 2012 - live blog

ITProPortal.com will be live-blogging Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit which will takes place in San Francisco, at 5PM BST. In the meantime, check out our Windows Phone 8 Apollo - rumours and speculation round up.

19:10 - 20 June

19:10 Windows Phone Summit keynote has ended - thanks for watching

19:10 - 20 June

19:09 Microsoft will bring the core features of Windows Phone 8 to older handsets, in Windows Phone 7.8

19:08 - 20 June

19:08 Zynga will being Draw something to Windows Phone this year

19:07 - 20 June

19:07 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Market place

19:03 - 20 June

19:03 Nokia will be updating Maps, Transport and Drive too

19:01 - 20 June

19:01 Nokia has announced updates to its apps, with Nokia PlayTo, Nokia Nokia Music 3.0, Nokia Counter, more camera functions,such as a self timer and a panoramic guide - these will be arriving soon on Nokia Lumia devices

18:58 - 20 June

18:58 Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 7.8 - the update to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango edition

18:57 - 20 June

18:57 Windows Phone 8 will not be available for Windows Phone 7.5 devices

18:57 - 20 June

18:57 Windows Phone 8 will be updated over the the air, not from Zune anymore and with 18 months support

18:56 - 20 June

18:56 Windows Phone 8 hardware will be developed by Nokia, Huawei, Samsung and HTC - with Qualcomm chip sets

18:54 - 20 June

18:54 In summary - Windows Phone 8 will offer better access to hardware, with amazing games, improved multi tasking, with the ability to talk with your apps and will be enterprise ready

18:50 - 20 June

18:50 Windows Phone 8 can offer a company hub, for enterprises to populate apps or to relate information to its users

18:44 - 20 June

18:43 Windows Phone 7 apps will run on Windows Phone 8

18:42 - 20 June

18:42 Windows Phone 8 will offer the ability to launch apps over voice recognition, along with using voice to control audio books, with next chapter and searching too - within audio books

18:39 - 20 June

18:38 ITProPortal has just published - Windows Phone 8 Announced: It's Windows 8, On a Phone

18:32 - 20 June

18:31 Windows Phone 8 will have games developed by Gameloft (asphalt 7 heat, Nova 3) and Big Fish (Fairway solitaire)

18:30 - 20 June

18:28 A Windows Phone Summit presenter is now covering the coding aspects of the platform

18:19 - 20 June

18:18 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 video is now being shown with all of the new platform capabilities - and its shared core, with Windows 8

18:16 - 20 June

18:16 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will offer in app purchasing, through the wallet experience hub

18:10 - 20 June

18:10 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 wallet experience will also offer deals, in the same way as cost saving coupons offer discounts

18:09 - 20 June

18:09 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 wallet hub can show balance of cards, accounts and recent transactions - through third party developed apps

18:08 - 20 June

18:07 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 wallet demo is show, with credit cards being used, a library card, frequent flyer cards - all in the new wallet hub

18:05 - 20 June

18:05 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 is now being demoed using NFC to play a game, with a connection obtained between devices over a peer to peer Wi-Fi connection

18:03 - 20 June

18:03 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 has been shown transfer content between a phone and a slate, through NFC

18:02 - 20 June

18:01 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 is being demoed with an NFC enabled business card, bringing in all the details of that particular person, by just a simple tap of a card to a WP8 phone

18:00 - 20 June

17:59 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 has been shown using its NFC features, on an NFC enabled advert - in a magazine

17:59 - 20 June

17:58 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 has now been shown playing marble maze, the SDK direct X game - which has had some minor code changes to make it playable on a handset

17:56 - 20 June

17:56 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 has the same shared HTML5 code as the desktop version of IE 10, with the same shared core components

17:55 - 20 June

17:54 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 comes with the same security elements of IE10

17:52 - 20 June

17:52 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 can offer all the customisation, to older Windows Phone 7 apps

17:51 - 20 June

17:51 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 customisable home tiles will have more colours

17:50 - 20 June

17:49 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 customisable home tile is now being shown, with a resize arrow appearing on the top corner of the title - allowing the icon to be resized

17:48 - 20 June

17:48 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 is now being shown on a Nokia demo phone, running a dual core processor, NFC and with a high resolution screen

17:46 - 20 June

17:45 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 start screen's live tiles will be more customisable, no longer limited to two columns - but can have four, with larger and smaller icons

17:44 - 20 June

17:44 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 has a change to the start screen

17:42 - 20 June

17:42 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will offer support for businesses, with trusted share window core and encrypted secure boot and device management

17:40 - 20 June

17:40 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will include Nokia Map technology, from NAVTEQ, with off line maps, with turn by turn directions

17:39 - 20 June

17:39 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will include Nokia Map technology and it will no longer be exclusive to Lumia handsets

17:39 - 20 June

17:39 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 wallet hub will be offered AT&T and T-Mobile, next year

17:38 - 20 June

17:38 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 wallet hub will be offered by Orange in France

17:34 - 20 June

17:34 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will have a wallet experience, with credit cards, loyalty cards and NFC tap to pay

17:33 - 20 June

17:33 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will come with support for native NFC

17:32 - 20 June

17:32 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 offers a common platform for games, to Windows 8 - with a shared code base

17:31 - 20 June

17:30 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 offers better java web browsing, than on the Samsung Galaxy III (with similar technology)

17:29 - 20 June

17:29 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will come with Internet Explore 10, offering the same desktop experience as the computer

17:29 - 20 June

17:28 Joe Belfiore - These additions will allow Windows Phone 8 to scale up and down

17:27 - 20 June

17:27 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will support removable storage, in the form of microSD - for music, files and apps too

17:26 - 20 June

17:26 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will support more screen resolutions - up to 720p and above

17:25 - 20 June

17:24 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will support dual core and multi core

17:24 - 20 June

17:24 Joe Belfiore - there are 8 new platforms being announced today

17:23 - 20 June

17:23 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 will be available on a wider range of phones than are around today

17:22 - 20 June

17:22 Joe Belfiore - Windows is used by 1.3 billion people

17:21 - 20 June

17:21 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 Apollo will ship this holiday season

17:21 - 20 June

17:21 Joe Belfiore - Windows Phone 8 Apollo - has a shared Windows core, between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

17:20 - 20 June

17:19 Joe Belfiore, Manager of Windows Phone Program at Microsoft, takes to the stage

17:19 - 20 June

17:19 Terry Myerson - top nine customer reviewed phones at Amazon are Windows Phone devices

17:16 - 20 June

17:16 Terry Myerson: Corporate Vice President, Windows Phone Division takes to the stage

17:13 - 20 June

17:13 The show starting .....

17:08 - 20 June

17:08 Welcome to our Windows Phone Summit live blog - we've just been told the presentation will start in five minutes