Microsoft Announces 10 Windows 7 Phones – Nov 8 in US

If you have been confused with the mind boggling array of Android based phones flooding the cell phone market, brace yourself.

Microsoft has just unveiled 10 new Windows 7 mobile based cell phones. Microsoft talked about the Windows 7 OS eight months ago and we are seeing that announcement come to fruition as tangible hardware running it today.

The new handsets are to be available on November 8 in the US and select European and Asian markets gets it ahead of time on October 21. The phones are slated to hit over 60 cellphone operators in more than 30 countries.

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Hardware for these phones are being done by Dell, HTC, Samsung and LG. Engadget has the full details on this announcement and here is the new phone line up

  • HTC 7 Surround — The 3.8-inch T8788 with slideout speaker for AT&T and Telus { more }
  • HTC HD7 — Schubert comes of age as a 4.3-inch HD2 cousin for T-Mobile and beyond { more }
  • HTC 7 Trophy — the 3.8-inch Spark headed to international carriers { more }
  • HTC 7 Mozart — another heavily leaked int’l player with 3.7-inch display { more }
  • Dell Venue Pro — 4.1-inch portrait QWERTY slider for T-Mobile we broke as Lightning { more }
  • Samsung Focus — AT&T’s 4-inch Super AMOLED slate we broke as Cetus { more }
  • Samsung Omnia 7 — the i8700 is a 4-inch Super AMOLED jobbie for Europe { more }
  • LG Optimus 7/7Q — the E900 is the official 3.8-inch global workhorse { more }
  • LG Quantum — AT&T’s 3.5-inch landscape slider first seen as the C900 { more }
  • HTC 7 Pro — a 3.6-inch QWERTY slider for Sprint (2011) { more }

The new Windows 7 phone slogan = Glance and Go!

Even though I love my iPhone 4 and have been happy with it, it is undeniably an exciting time in the mobile industry with consumers (we) having so many choices.

If you are on the market for a smartphone, what is going to make you decide which one suits you best?

We posted on an Android phones comparison spreadsheet earlier and I am sure someone will put together the Windows 7 phone comparison spreadsheet very soon!

Oh, finally there is a decent ad from Microsoft. In fact, I agree it is very good!

{ via Engadget }

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