We’ve just had the official press release. Windows Phone 7 is now here. In Europe there’s some initial information about networks, although the release we have below only covers Orange, o2 and Vodafone in the UK – we presume that the other networks will be announcing something in due course.
More news as we get it..
Microsoft Corp. today joined its partners in revealing nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Australia. With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.
Microsoft and its partners have worked together closely to create a different kind of phone with new experiences that bring together what people care about most. 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 holiday 2010 with more arriving in 2011, including phones from Sprint and Verizon. In addition, select models will be available at Microsoft Store locations and from Amazon.
Windows Phone 7, Glance and Go
In today’s busy world we are spending more time heads-down on our phones than interacting with the people we’re sitting next to and missing out on important life moments. Windows Phone 7 was designed to deliver a mobile experience that has the phone working better for people, bringing together the things they care about most and helping them to get things done faster.
In addition to the titles already announced earlier this year, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) today announced the first wave of EA games coming to Windows Phone 7 this fall. As part of Microsoft’s managed portfolio of Xbox LIVE titles, all EA games for Windows Phone 7 will be Xbox LIVE-enabled. EA will deliver a portfolio of titles that offers something for every mobile gamer, from casual to core, including “Need for Speed™ Undercover,” “Tetris®” and “The Sims™ 3.”
The following devices will come to North America, Europe and Asia Pacific in the holiday 2010 timeframe.
In North America:
• HTC Surround, United States
• Samsung Focus, United States
• LG Quantum, United States
• HTC HD7, United States
• Dell Venue Pro, United States
• HTC 7 Surround, Canada
• LG Optimus 7, Canada
• LG Optimus 7, Mexico
• HTC HD7, United Kingdom, Germany
• HTC 7 Mozart, including France, United Kingdom
• Samsung Omnia 7, including France, United Kingdom
• HTC 7 Trophy, France
• Samsung Omnia 7, France
• LG Optimus 7, Spain
• HTC HD7, Spain
Omnia 7, Spain
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• HTC 7 Mozart, Germany
• Samsung Omnia 7, Germany
• HTC 7 Trophy, including Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
• LG Optimus 7, including Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
In Asia Pacific:
• HTC HD 7, Singapore
• LG Optimus 7, Singapore
• HTC 7 Mozart, Australia
• LG Optimus 7Q, Australia
• HTC 7 Trophy, Australia