By Fran Berkman2012-10-29 19:08:38 UTC
Devices running the Windows Phone 8 operating system hit the market late October. The update includes many promising features that should help Microsoft compete with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in the mobile market.
SEE ALSO: Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8
Before we move into this next phase of Windows mobile devices, let's take a look back at how we got here. Scroll through the photo gallery above to see how Microsoft's mobile UI evolved from Pocket PC to Windows Mobile to Windows Phone 7.
Are you planning on getting a device that runs Windows Phone 8? Tell us what you love about Microsoft's OS in the comments below.Topics: gallery, History, Microsoft, Mobile, Tech, Windows, Windows Phone
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