Microsoft and its partners, unveiled 9 new handsets running on its next generation Windows Phone 7 Mobile OS. The handsets will be available starting this holiday season in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Microsoft has tied up with 60 mobile operators across 30 countries worldwide to bring Windows Phone 7 based handsets to users all over.
“We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience — one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a ‘glance and go’ format.”
According to Microsoft, Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of sleek form factors from device-makers such as Dell, HTC Corp., LG and Samsung, and from mobile operators including América Móvil, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Movistar, O2, Orange, SFR, SingTel, Telstra, TELUS, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone. All Windows Phone 7 phones will include the high-performance Snapdragon™ processor from Qualcomm. A broad selection of phones will begin shipping in the holiday season of 2010 with more arriving in 2011, including phones from CDMA operators Sprint and Verizon Wireless. In addition, select models will be available at Microsoft Store locations and from Amazon.
The phone lineup includes Dell Venue Pro, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC HD 7, HTC Surround, LG Quantum, LG Optimus 7, Samsung Focus and Samsung Omnia 7. While the Venue Pro, Mozart and HD7 will be available on US carrier T-Mobile, its rival network AT&T will feature Surround, Focus and Quantum. Trophy, Omnia and Optimus will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Mozart and HD7 will be available worldwide.