When will Microsoft launch its next version of Windows Phone? By the holidays of this year, according to a new job posting on the company's website. The listing specifically says:

This is a great time to join as we're completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we're chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences.

It's possible, even likely, that this is just the next "big" iteration of Windows Phone and that we'll see a smaller update, possibly as part of the "Windows Phone Blue" release that's allegedly set for launch this summer. We certainly hope that's the plan anyway, because Microsoft needs to keep pushing its platform forward in order to stay competitive with iOS and Android.