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Windows Phone 7 launch coming next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2010 22:29 User comments (3)

Windows Phone 7 launch coming next week Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed today that the company, along with AT&T, will hold a press conference on October 11th to unveil the initial lineup of Windows Phone 7 devices.
Says Ballmer of the devices: "We've got to move forward, not shoot for yesterday. We've got to shoot ahead in a way that's delightful to users, accessible to developers and prioritize everything else we do around those elements."

Microsoft's smartphone business has been lackluster, to say the least, over the past few years with the icing on the cake being the failed Kin series which lasted two months in stores while selling under 10,000 units.

The company's smartphone market share has dived in the past few years, falling to under 12 percent in the United States as of this summer. RIM, Android and the iPhone account for the top 80 percent.

Samsung, LG, Dell and HTC are expected to launch Windows 7 phone devices by the end of the year.

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3 user comments

14.10.2010 22:49

WOW!! And only a year and a half after the initial rumors of WinMo7!

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Says Ballmer of the devices: "We've got to move forward, not shoot for yesterday. We've got to shoot ahead in a way that's delightful to users, accessible to developers and prioritize everything else we do around those elements."
Too late for that Stevie...You're about to release a mobile OS that was outdated back in 2009...

DS Warrior ! ! !

25.10.2010 10:28

The only thing that might save this device "app-wise" is the fact that you can install apps that were available from previous versions of Winmo.



35.10.2010 20:51

Take away the apps, and I still think this is going to be a very good looking OS, Andriod or iPhone doesn't look this slick, the only thing Apple has going for them is the hugh number of apps, 90% of which are useless.

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