It’s out. Microsoft’s new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 has just been unveiled. Tech pundits are saying Windows Phone 7 will have an uphill climb to carve itself a space in an already crowded mobile phone market.
To help it along, Microsoft has partnered with each major handset maker; HTC, LG, Dell, and Samsung are among the first to release new smartphones powered by Windows Phone 7. Check out the line up of handsets in the video below:
In the US and Europe, Microsoft has partnered with almost every mobile carrier to ensure that there would be plenty of providers to choose a Windows Phone 7 from: América Móvil, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Movistar, O2, Orange, SFR, SingTel, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone.
The official launch dates are November 8, 2010 in the North America, while October 21, 2010 for the European Union, the UK and France being the first to get theirs.
No official launch dates for Asia yet, but it’s expected to arrive by the year’s end or early 2011.
UPDATE: Windows Phone 7 has just been launched in the Asia-Pacific region with Singapore, New Zealand and Australia the first territories chosen as launch points by Microsoft.