Windows Phone 7 to Land on October 11

By on September 9th, 2010 12:41 GMT

Redmond-based software giant Microsoft seems to have already nailed down the launch of its Windows Phone 7 operating system, and that the first half of October is once again the lucky time frame for enthusiasts.

One year after the last major Windows Mobile release went live on the market, Microsoft should push the next generation Windows Phone 7 OS on shelve, with a targeted launch day set for October 11, the latest reports on the matter suggest.

According to a recent article on Pocket-lint, there are little chances that things would change in the near future, and the launch date is already carved in stone.

“Multiple sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Microsoft will launch its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, on 11 October 2010,” the news site notes.

But this is not all there is to know about Windows Phone 7's launch, it seems, as Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to have the platform released during an event in New York.

Although the company announced the new OS version officially in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, no specific release date for it was unveiled at that time.

However, rumors on a possible October launch did make it to the headlines a few times before, and they might prove true quite soon, especially with the new commercial being pushed into the wild by Microsoft.

According to previous reports on the matter, Windows Phone 7 devices are expected to arrive on the market from HTC, LG, and Samsung, as well as from Asus, Dell, and other handset vendors out there.

For the time being, however, Microsoft did not confirm the release date for Windows Phone 7, though it might not be too long before it does so.

A few weeks ago, the company announced that developers building applications for the new OS version should receive the final flavor of the company's Windows Phone Dev Tools on September 16, and more on when the platform would be launched might emerge at that time.


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