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Windows Phone 7 Launching November 8th in the US, Exclusive to AT&T For Now

Category: Mobile
Posted: 12:51PM

The news is finally official. Microsoft's latest foray into the mobile phone world has gotten a launch date in the US. Windows Phone 7 will launch in the US on November 8th and it will exclusively premier on AT&T. AT&T won't only be the premier launch partner but it will be the only launch partner when WP7 hits, according to the Wall Street Journal. AT&T will have three phones running Windows Phone 7 at launch. One will be from Samsung, another from LG, and the last from HTC. AT&T being a launch partner for Microsoft is no surprise since it was announced earlier that no CDMA phones would be available, which Verizon and Sprint use, so it left pretty much AT&T and T-Mobile. With T-Mobile being left out at launch time, it seems rather odd for Microsoft to launch its new phone OS on only one carrier. You would think that a new platform would try to be on as many carriers as possible to help with sales but well, Microsoft must have thought otherwise. So, anyone out there on AT&T going to get a phone running Windows Phone 7? Anyone going to switch to AT&T or simply wait for a phone to hit your carrier?

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RogerDeath on October 1, 2010 02:20PM
Not going to wait for this to get a new phone, already planning on getting the Samsung Captivate this weekend.
Munkypoo7 on October 1, 2010 02:40PM
It's WinMo 7, if it's anything like its predecessors, it's initial release is going to be a joke. Stick with Android or iOS, both are proven performers, Microsoft came a little too late in this game...
tkrow21 on October 1, 2010 07:02PM
Saying "if it's anything like its predecessors" shows how uninformed you are about the subject matter. It's based on completely new code, has minimum hardware requirements across all manufacturers, reinvented the UI of a smartphone, and is packing XBL, Zune, and Office integration out of the box. Not saying it will succeed / fail, but even suggesting it might be like Windows Mobile 6.
Munkypoo7 on October 2, 2010 03:44AM
My point was as for performance, and by the video's I've seen around, iOS and Android smartphones are still more fluid in operation. Time will tell how these do, but I'm not holding my breath :\
tkrow21 on October 2, 2010 03:45PM
Actually the "fluidity" is considered to be the best on Windows Phone 7, and it's not even finalized software.
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Josh on October 1, 2010 03:05PM
I'm getting one of them on launch day. You think the Samsung will be the best?
IVIYTH0S on October 1, 2010 08:50PM
I wonder if they "added" back in cut and paste, this Windows better be as powerfully productive as the old one. That's one thing that the other OS's lack. The old Windows OS just needed better hardware behind it.
tkrow21 on October 2, 2010 03:46PM
Nope. The HD2 was top of the line. It still sucked compared to iOS or Android.
ekiM on October 4, 2010 05:50PM
Why are all the good phones on AT%T :(

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