Windows Phone 7: Press event, Developer resources, and more

This morning, at New York press event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that Windows Phone 7 would be available in the USA on AT&T network. There is going to be three models that you can choose from and the cost of each will be $199.99. Samsung’s Focus will be available on November 8th, and Quantum from LG and Surround from HTC would be in stores "in time for the holidays".

This morning, at New York press event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that Windows Phone 7 would be available in the U.S. and on AT&T network. There are going to be three models that you can choose from and the cost of each will be $199.99.- Samsung’s Focus will be available on November 8th, and Quantum from LG and Surround from HTC would be in stores “in time for the holidays”. We may see phones from Sprint and Verizon arriving in 2011.

Samsung’s Focus LG Quantum HTC Surround
Samsung Focus LG Quantum HTC Surround

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Also, Steve Ballmer said that Windows Phone 7 will include 9 models, available in more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries.

Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of form factors from different manufactures. The one thing that all WP7 will have in common is the high-perfomance Snapdragon™ CPU from Qualcomm. For more details about WP7 hardware watch the video Microsoft Shows Off Rich Variety of Windows Phone 7 Devices.

One interesting feature that will not be available on WP7 at launch is cut/paste, because Microsoft said that they were focusing in other key features. But because of all the feedbacks and requests, Microsoft has plans to include – cut/paste – with future software update in early 2011.

WP7 come with great features, like the new live titles interface with real-time updates, cloud sync, remote wipe, Microsoft office mobile, Zune, Windows Live, XBOX live integration, voice command — service provider from the cloud–, Bing, and more. One feature that stands out is the quick camera feature that will not let you miss another great moment; you will be able to get the phone from your pocket, press the camera button,and take a picture really fast. Oh! And the most important of all feature…. Great device to make phone calls!

AT&T will also make U-verse available for Windows Phone 7.

We all know that Microsoft is way behind of its competition, but Microsoft has woken up and as a result, now we have a new phone operating system with unique features and different from their competitors, making Windows Phone 7, a phone that people will talk about.

Developer Resources:

If you are a beginner, or already a developer, here is a list of useful links of places to start learning and creating powerful apps for WP7.

If you missed the press event this morning, follow this link!

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Update 10/16/2010 – New HTC Surround Video


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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.