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.