Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7 Global Portfolio

Today, Microsoft [MSFT] officially unveiled Windows Phone 7 for launch. Information at launch reveals that nine new Windows Phone 7 smartphones will be launching over the next few weeks with Europe and Asia launching on October 21 and US launches being held on November 8.

Launch details also indicate that over 60 mobile operators will be selling the new smartphones in over 30 countries around the globe.

Over the next month or so, devices from Dell, HTC, LG and Samsung will arrive with even more devices arriving over the next few months in to early 2011 and beyond.

The operating system its self is new. Its a huge step away from the dated Windows Mobile platform and looking and testing, it looks to have a lot more potential than it did in earlier days.

New devices launching include the following…

AT&T US – HTC Surround, Samsung Focus, LG Quantum
T-Mobile US – HTC HD7, Dell Venue Pro
Telus (Canada) – HTC 7 Surround, LG Optimus 7
America Mobil (Mexico) – LG Optimus 7

O2 – HTC HD7 in UK and Germany
Orange – HTC 7 Mozart in France and UK, Samsung Omnia 7 in France and UK
T-Mobile UK – Samsung Omnia 7
SFR (France) – HTC 7 Trophy, Samsung Omnia 7
Movistar (Spain) – LG Optimus 7, HTC HD7, Samsung Omnia 7
Deutsche Telekom AG – HTC 7 Mozart, Samsung Omnia 7
Vodafone – HTC 7 Trophy, LG Optimus 7 (Germany, Italy, UK, Spain)
Three – Samsung Omnia 7

Asia Pacific…
SingTel – HTC HD7, LG Optimus 7 (Singapore)
Telstra – HTC 7 Mozart, LG Optimus 7Q (Australia)
Vodafone – HTC 7 Trophy (Australia)

Overall, it looks set to be an impressive line up of devices.

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