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  (Source: Engadget.com)
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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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.


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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