Windows Phone 8 evidence showing up in Windows 8 registry?


The screenshot above is taken from the mydigitallife forums.

Speculation is now rife on the web that there is evidence in the Windows 8 registry that the next version of Windows Phone – Windows Phone 8 – will run on the NT kernel.

In the registry (above) one of the versions of Windows 8 whichs shows up is PhoneNT. Websites are speculating that due to this settings absence in the Windows 8 Developer Preview, this must mean it’s a reference to Apollo support.

Hard to say. This is a clue but is hardly slam dunk evidence.

If adopted, the Windows 8 kernel will allow Microsoft to support a much wider set of technologies, including external storage, USB Host and a much wider range of processors and screen resolutions in Windows Phone 8.

It’ll be fun to see how this one plays out.

Onuora Amobi is the CEO of Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

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