Starting with November 8th, mobile phone users in the United States would be able to purchase a series of handsets running under Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. Announced officially on Monday, a series of no less than five devices are on their way to the US market, on the airwaves of AT&T and T-Mobile.
The full list of Windows Phone 7 handsets
that would land in the US in a matter of weeks includes: the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus for AT&T, and the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro for T-Mobile.
Wireless carrier AT&T announced officially that it would have the Samsung Focus available for purchase on its airwaves as soon as November 8th is here, featuring a price tag of $199.99 on a new two-year contract agreement.
HTC Surround and LG Quantum should arrive at the wireless services provider
in time for the holiday season, featuring the same $199.99 contract price tag as Focus.
The HTC Surround comes with a 3.8-inch touchscreen display
, integrated Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound speakers that slide-out, support for Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing and Zune, services, and more.
LG Quantum was designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users, regardless whether they are working, playing or want to listen to music or watch videos, not to mention that it sports DLNA capabilities.
As for the Samsung Focus, it is the thinnest Windows Phone
handset at AT&T, boasting a large Super AMOLED screen, and a great deal of multimedia features.
Those interested in any of these three handsets should head over to AT&T's website here
to learn more on what the wireless carrier has in store for them.
As for T-Mobile's offering, things are as simple as they can be. On November 8th, it should launch the Windows Phone 7 device with the largest screen on the market, the HTC HD7.
Boasting a large 4.3-inch touchscreen display
, a Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 16 GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel photo snapper with auto focus, LED flash and HD video recording, Internet Explorer 8, and more.
Featuring best-in-class productivity tools with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office, the HTC HD7 can be seen on T-Mobile's website here
. Unfortunately, no info on the price tag the phone would spot at T-Mobile emerged.
In addition to HTC HD7
, the company announced the upcoming availability of Dell Venue Pro on its airwaves, which should be marketed via Dell and via select retailers.
The handset packs a 4.1-inch touchscreen display
, complemented by a sliding full-QWERTY, while including a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and a 5-megapixel photo snapper.