Windows Phone 7 to make October 11 debut in New York, London

Windows Phone 7 logoNext Monday, the 11th, Microsoft is hosting a bunch of launch events for Windows Phone 7, in London and New York. Ars will be reporting live from both.

The New York event kicks off at 9:30ET with a press conference with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, followed by a device showcase of all the AT&T Windows Phone 7 handsets—prominent positioning that cements AT&T's position as the "premier" carrier in the US.

Later in the day, Microsoft is holding another launch event for its customers, also in New York. Surprisingly, given the recent claim in the Wall Street Journal that Windows Phone 7 would initially be exclusive to AT&T, this event will be attended not by AT&T but instead by the US's other major GSM network, T-Mobile.

The London event will be concurrent with the press conference in New York, though which companies and people will be there is as-yet unconfirmed. While carrier options in the US are limited, the same won't be true in the UK. Way back in February, when Windows Phone 7 was first announced at Mobile World Congress, Orange was described as the "lead partner"; it has since been confirmed that all the major UK carriers will have handsets available at launch.

October 11 will also be the first day that developers can submit applications to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Initially, only a couple of thousand developers will be able to submit their applications, and to be part of this initial group, developers must e-mail Microsoft within the next two days. Access to the submission process will then be expanded week by week, before the self-service submission process is made available to all. By the time Windows Phone hardware actually reaches retail availability, there should be a wide range of applications available through Marketplace.

Source: ars technica

Tags: Microsoft, Windows Phone 7

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)