Wow! What an exciting day for Microsoft with their launch of Windows Phone 7! Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft stressed the importance of, "Always delightful, wonderfully mine," today in their live webcast. We were all excited about those words as the cast continued and we found out that 9 different phones (including LG, Samsung, HTC, and Dell) will launch soon, using 60 mobile operators, offered in 30 different countries. Outstanding!
Microsoft announced today that Windows Phone 7 will launch in Europe on October 21 and in the U.S. on November 7. Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets also announced today that AT&T will launch three new WP7 devices: Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and HTC Surround-all under $200!
The Samsung Focus will launch with AT&T on November 8, featuring a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. This device speaks for itself in this video. Take a look and see what you think.
The LG Quantum and the HTC Surround will launch a few weeks after Samsung Focus and will feature 720p HD video, pictures and music, 16GB of internal memory, a 5 megapixel camera on the back, and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. But if that's not enough to entice you, check out the video below and see for yourself, just how amazing this device appears.
The HTC Surround is the last of the three smartphone devices to launch WP7 with AT&T, but only one of five new HTC devices (Surround, Mozart, Trophy, Pro and HD7). HTC’s phones range in size between 3.7 and 4.3-inches, have a slide-out stereo speaker for media playback, and features a kickstand to watch videos, listen to music, or watch your favorite shows. For the more media-driven consumers and gaming enthusiasts, Surround is the phone for you! It's is set to launch with AT&T in the U.S., and with TELUS in Canada on November 7. The five new HTC devices will be available in the following countries with the following carriers:
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
• Samsung 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
There's been a lot of information on WP7 today, but it seems like there are ton of unique features and that it's a much more interactive and personal handheld device than ever before. What do you think, will you be buying a new WP7 device?