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October 11 Windows Phone 7 event confirmed, T-Mobile coming

updated 10:55 pm EDT, Sun October 3, 2010

Microsoft says WP7 event to include T-Mobile

Microsoft has quietly detailed that its widely known October 11 event is actually a worldwide launch for Windows Phone 7. The New York City gathering will not only have the first devices and apps but include T-Mobile, not just AT&T. Previously, Microsoft had only mentioned AT&T as a partner.

The second carrier points to some extra devices, such as the HTC HD7 and LG Optimus T, making an appearance. AT&T's mix should include the finished version of the HTC Mondrian, the LG Optimus 7 and the Samsung Cetus. Most have the common traits of a 3.5-inch or larger 800x480 touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, a five-megapixel or better camera and at least 8GB of built-in storage.

The event should be one of the most critical in Microsoft's mobile history as it marks a complete restart of the platform in most areas. Windows Mobile, which will now be relegated mostly to the developing world and enterprise, has been falling rapidly in market share. Many of Microsoft's customers have left for Android or an iPhone, and most of its partners have mostly or completely dropped Windows Mobile in favor of Android to keep their sales from falling.

Microsoft on Friday raised suspicions by suing Motorola over Android patents in what's been seen as a partly retaliatory move. Critics have suspected that a licensing deal with HTC avoided a lawsuit after HTC renewed plans to sell Windows Phone devices. Motorola, however, has no known plans in the near term to return to Microsoft and is largely committed to Android.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. samirsshah

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    Joined: Oct 2010

    -4

    AT&T can not ride two horse

    Microsoft took a good decision. AT&T can not ride two horses, iPhone and Windows Phone 7.

  1. jarod

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    Joined: Apr 2005

    +3

    Sigh

    Don't these morons at Microsoft get tired of wasting money? With all their consistent failures they could have enriched some third world countries that desperately need help.

    We all know MS can't innovate; might as well use the money for a better good.

    Phone's ain't your thing.

  1. Fonejacker

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    Joined: Jan 2010

    +4

    what will be the crowds like

    Will they camp outside the stores? Will there be a media scramble for photos of the crowds? Will they struggle to make enough of the phones at launch and there after? The excitement is almost killing me. Or the hilarity is killing me.

    So lonely, so lonely, I am so lonely. Ballmers new song. I would love to be a fly on the wall in Ballmers office, to see him rant, have a fit of rage, blame everyone else, can't understand why the world ignores Microcopy where they can.

    Will Microcopy have even have 1% of the smartphone market after one year after launch? Almost guaranteed. Microcopy you are an irrelevant has been. Apple may be the largest company by capitalization before Xmas 2010.

  1. Foe Hammer

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    HUGE MS Party Coming!

    Microsoft's been planning a HUGE party for the rollover from 1999 to 2000. It took them awhile to get all the pieces in place and the arrangements made, but it's definitely going to happen on October 11, 2010. BE THERE!!!

  1. kerryb

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Zune

    I expect the M$ phone will be okay. There will be one or two new features not seen on the competition and despite some positive reviews their phone efforts will soon be forgotten.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Jan 2002

    +1

    TMO

    T-Mobile needs something to stay alive. Unfortunately, this ain't it.

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