The first Windows Phone 8 devices are launching in the US this Friday, but you know what's launching even sooner? This week's edition of The Verge Mobile Show, which goes live at 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time. So fix yourself a mug of hot chocolate, pull the laptop over to the fireplace, and try to stay warm as we bring you roughly 90 minutes of the week's biggest and hottest mobile news.

And by the way: we're trying a new broadcast system this week, so the video stream won't be available until right around 5PM. Keep refreshing until you see it!