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So yesterday the announcement came down from Microsoft that Windows Phone 7 has now hit the final stage of development and is headed to the Manufactures to work on with the final devices.

So what comes next you might ask? Well it means we are getting that much closer to seeing a launch of the WP7 devices for one. That also means Apps will be hitting the Marketplace soon as well. Best of all, it means we can finally get our hands on these devices, provided we find a carrier that is.

Wait, I thought all of the major carriers are suppose to have these devices. That’s the plan of course, but in the end it depends on the carrier to make the decision to get behind WP7 and sell these devices or actually buy them to sell first.


Lots of news has been coming out about AT&T being the premiere partner for WP7 and lots of rumors show a handful of potential WP7 devices are heading their way.

After that it gets a bit sketchy and has been hush more or less. Now that doesn’t mean the others will not get them, just means they are not openly talking about getting them right now.

I got into a bit of an argument or sorts on this topic over at Verizon. See I posted asking when they would get the devices. Some people jumped on and said I should be asking the manufactures and not Verizon. It just doesn’t work that way in the end.

What is a given is that a European launch is expected to take place in October and then the US launch will kick off in November. As to who will sell them its open, but its really up to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to buy these devices and plan on selling them.

I’m with Verizon for now, but if they don’t plan on getting in on WP7 anytime soon, I’ll just have to take a look at what the other networks are offering and make a switch. I’d really like to stay with Verizon, but its not up to me in the end… unless I decided to pass on WP7 and I don’t see that happening at all.

Posted on Thursday, September 2, 2010 7:55 PM | Back to top

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