The First Windows Phone 7 Smartphones

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Microsoft unveiled 9 new Windows Phone 7 smartphones that will be available for the holidays in various parts of the world. Microsoft has partnerships with AT&T, T-Mobile, Telus, O2, Orange, SFR, Movistar, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, SingTel, and Telstra that will produce smartphone availability in the very near future. 

"We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets," said Microsoft CEO  Steve Ballmer. "Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience — one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a 'glance and go'format."

For the holiday season in North America, there will be 3 models available for AT&T (the HTC Surround, the Samsung Focus, and the LG Quantum), 2 for T-Mobile (the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro), 2 from Telus (the HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus), and 1 from América Móvil (the LG Optimus 7). 
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In Europe, there will be 1 from O2 (the HTC HD7 in the UK and Germany), 2 from Orange (the HTC 7 Mozart in France and the UK and the Samsung OMNIA 7 in France and the UK), 2 from SFR (the HTC 7 Trophy in France and the Samsung OMNIA 7 also in France), 3 from Movistar (the LG Optimus 7, the HTC HD7, and the Samsung OMNIA all in Spain), 2 from Deutsche Telekom in Germany (the HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung OMNIA 7), and 2 from Vodafone (the HTC 7 Trophy in Germany, Spain, and UK, and the LG Optimus 7 in Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK). 

Finally, in the Asia Pacific region, there will be 2 models from SingTel in Singapore (the HTC HD 7 and LG Optimus 7), 2 from Telstra in Australia (the HTC HD 7Mozart and LG Optimus 7Q), and 1 from Vodafone, also in Australia (the HTC 7 Trophy). 

All models include a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.More models will come next year, including some from Sprint and Verizon. Some will also be available from the Microsoft Store and from Amazon. 

Do you think Microsoft will be successful in the smartphone space? We discuss this a bit more here. 

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.