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AT&T, the self-proclaimed "premier" WP7 carrier, is nowhere to be found

Speculations of an October 11 unveiling for the Windows Phone 7 have been confirmed. Microsoft has sent out invitations to a function, not-so-mysteriously called "Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event," set for a week from today in New York City.

The description for the event says, "We will provide an insider's look at Windows Phone 7 and the Microsoft experience it brings to life." 

AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega will help to headline the event giving credence to the carrier's claims that the company will be the "premier" Windows Phone provider. In addition, the 3:30 - 4:30 time slot is dedicated to T-Mobile. Representatives from the fourth-largest carrier will provide "an exclusive showing of T-Mobile powered Windows Phone 7 devices." That's right. "Devices," plural.

Of course, none other than Steve Ballmer will be there to kick off one of Microsoft's biggest product launches of the year. There will be a raffle at 4:30, so it's safe to assume that at least a few lucky attendees will be walking out with live WP7 handsets, one of which may be the just spec-ed HTC Mozart. Thanks to Engadget, here's what we know about the Mozart: 

  • 119 x 60.5 x 11.9 mm 
  • 3.7" TFT LCD (800x480)
  • 1GHz CPU
  • 8MP camera with Xenon flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 1300mAh battery
  • 8GB of memory
  • Surround sound support
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • A-GPS
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi

Engadget is reporting that the Mozart will be coming to the U.K. in late October, while WP7 handsets most likely won't find their ways stateside until November. 

The pressure is on for Microsoft to deliver after it held a mock funeral for the iPhone and Blackberry in anticipation for WP7, though the service was more appropriate for Microsoft's own failed Kin. It will be interesting to see whether early adopters will be able to overcome WP7's known shortcomings.

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Looking forward to Mobile 7
By Mitch101 on 10/4/2010 3:56:50 PM , Rating: 5
Im looking forward to purchasing a Windows Mobile 7 device.

I prefer to support people like the ones listed below:
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Tell me when you see Steve Jobs or anyone from Google on the list then I might just care about what they are selling.

1Ghz CPU, I say Fail
By PAPutzback on 10/4/10, Rating: -1
RE: 1Ghz CPU, I say Fail
By Flunk on 10/4/2010 9:46:33 AM , Rating: 4
Really? Based on the SDK I would guess that 1Ghz would be more than enough. If anything Windows Phone 7 (not based on Windows Mobile, but still using WinCE as a base) should run faster than Windows Mobile 6.5 on the same devices.

RE: 1Ghz CPU, I say Fail
By Da W on 10/4/2010 11:22:16 AM , Rating: 3
Why, exactly, would it be so? What is your basis exactly? You tested it? You own one? Perhaps you would need an x86 cpu @ 4Ghz to run it?

Only the numbers of apps available will make or break the platform. Period.

RE: 1Ghz CPU, I say Fail
By ApfDaMan on 10/4/2010 12:12:18 PM , Rating: 2
Hes right, we all need core i7's in our phones. as if the battery life isnt already horrible enough.

RE: 1Ghz CPU, I say Fail
By Suntan on 10/4/2010 3:30:45 PM , Rating: 2
Only the numbers of apps available will make or break the platform.

Kind of what I think at this point. The look/size/layout of the phone (screen size, how big it is in your pocket, or what type of physical keyboard it has) and the quality of the OS/programs available for the phone are the important things.

Personally, I’ve stopped caring about the “speed” of the phones as they all seem to run about the same regardless of the specs under the hood.


RE: 1Ghz CPU, I say Fail
By Smilin on 10/5/2010 10:32:23 AM , Rating: 1
Zune HD is 600Mhz isn't it?

This won't be running a POS iOS so I think it will be fine. All the pre-reviews indicate the interface is extremely snappy.

Nothing new here...
By mcnabney on 10/4/10, Rating: -1
RE: Nothing new here...
By zorxd on 10/4/10, Rating: -1
RE: Nothing new here...
By Da W on 10/4/2010 11:20:19 AM , Rating: 2
Droid incredible is a piece of crap now?

RE: Nothing new here...
By B3an on 10/4/2010 12:17:14 PM , Rating: 2
Massive effing idiots.

This is just ONE of a range of phones that will launch with this OS. Muppets.

RE: Nothing new here...
By mcnabney on 10/4/2010 12:22:56 PM , Rating: 1
No. The Incredible is a great phone.

I was just surprised that the first Phone 7 device would arrive on older equipment. I would have thought that they would have made it 'better' in some way. The display has been around for a year. Half the storage of most competitors. The ghz ARM chips have been out for quite some time. 720p is nothing new to smartphones. They didn't make one part of the device something new to market.

RE: Nothing new here...
By koenshaku on 10/4/2010 12:35:22 PM , Rating: 3
I guess some people are forgetting this is an OS launch, I am more interested in what WP7 can do than the current handsets that it will be launching with. All the specs tell us is that it is an highend phone on par with what is out there. Obviously you can upgrade the memory to 32gb with a microSD it Should be interesting what kind of xbox live functionality it will have and features in the office space. I am seriously considering turning my iphone into an ipod touch at this point I think the OS looks really slick and unique.

RE: Nothing new here...
By jvillaro on 10/4/2010 1:40:44 PM , Rating: 1
There´s going to be multiple phones with multiple targets. You just being a fanboy and/or troll.

Plus, those specs and your Droid Incredible are based on the HD2 (yes that windows mobile 6.5 phone).

Does taht make it a failure? No, maybe it´s thats it´s just what it needs. And if you want other specs you can get another phone, maybe the HTC HD7 or something else with wp7. If not just go away and buy another droid whatever.

I can't contain my excitement
By Rakanishu on 10/4/10, Rating: -1
RE: I can't contain my excitement
By geekgod on 10/4/2010 1:05:57 PM , Rating: 4
It's just you.

RE: I can't contain my excitement
By Da W on 10/4/2010 3:25:45 PM , Rating: 2
Lack of excitement on DT, but rise of screams of disgust from all these google fanboys.
I do not ear a lot of news elsewhere. 4 years ago CNBC pumped up the rumor of an ipod-telephone for months. Even when google lauched the nexus one it made the local news here up north. So far nobody i know (in the non-geek category) have heard of a windows phone. Microsoft needs to get their marketing machine going.

RE: I can't contain my excitement
By cjohnson2136 on 10/4/2010 3:52:20 PM , Rating: 2
I like google product but im not a google fanboy ugh i hate ALL fanboys but I have had a chance to work with the development tools for Win7 phones and visual studio 2010 is pretty nice. The downside is a single screen can sometimes be hard to program on because of all the windows you have open so if anyone starts to develop for win 7 i would suggest multi screen display

RE: I can't contain my excitement
By xxeonn on 10/5/2010 1:57:51 PM , Rating: 2
That’s why they are called launches. The phone will be launched next week Monday, where you will start to see all the ads and marketing hype surrounding it. With the IPhones, those were as you said rumors. I don't think anything concrete came out of Apple itself, until the phones were launched. I think Microsoft did a better job of showing off the phone way before it is to be released.

RE: I can't contain my excitement
By priusone on 10/4/2010 7:37:54 PM , Rating: 3
I agree with that statement to a certain extent. Even though it is a brand new OS, dailytechers sure seem to be harsh on it's lack of certain, very useful, features.

Perhaps replacing Excitement with Passion would help, as from what I read, very few people have stated that they are going to run out and pick up one on launch day. Looking back a few years ago at both the original iPhone and Android, to a much lesser extent, phone launches, there were sure more comments that conveyed a sense of excitement.

Personally, I am wandering if Ballmer is going to dance around the stage during the upcoming event, yelling "Apps" 37 times and clapping his hands.

Either way, I still wouldn't care. I had to upgrade in late 2007 and got stuck with a Vista OS, but did tough it out until I could give Microsoft $100 to get Vista 2.0(7) installed. It takes an OS time to mature, as it did with iOS and Android, and WM7 is no different. A lot of people that I talk with view Windows Mobile 7 in a Windows Mobile Vista sort of light.

Either way, I'm more than happy with my Windows 7 pc and my Android Phone.

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