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Developer tools for the new Windows Phone 8 are coming later this summer and will include a Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8 and new Visual Studio 11-based development tools.
In addition, game developers will profit from supports from popular gaming middleware
New features for the developer tools include:
Windows Phone Marketplace officially hit 100,000 apps and games—a milestone we reached faster than Android, and a testament to the thousands of talented developers around the world who’ve supported us since launch. You are deliver more than 200 new titles, on average, each day.
Hardware partners are supporting Windows Phone 8. The first wave of devices for Windows Phone 8 will come from Nokia, Huawei, Samsung, and HTC, all built on next-generation chips from Qualcomm.
For more information, see Announcing Windows Phone 8.
Bruce D. Kyle Technical Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation
Any eta on the SDK being released? I saw the placeholder in the Visual Studio 2012 RTM and got excited :)