Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hosted an event in New York City today to announce new smartphones powered by the Windows Phone 7 operating system. There will be 9 new WP7 smartphones heading to Europe and Asia on October 21st. U.S. consumers will be getting their hands on WP7 devices in early November, just-in-time for the holiday season.
More details about the phones after the jump.
The phones will be on 60 cellphone operator companies in over 30 countries. The carriers include Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung. The carriers include AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom AG, O2, Orange, SingTel, Telstra, etc.
Microsoft plans to launch even more WP7 devices in 2011 including phones for Sprint and Verizon. Below is a list of the new phones Microsoft announced:
– HTC 7 Surround (HTC T8788) — This phone has a slideout speaker and is headed to AT&T and Telus
– HTC HD7 — Schubert has a 4.3 inch screen and is heading to T-Mobile and other carriers
– HTC 7 Trophy — The Trophy has a 3.8-inch screen and will be available on international carriers
– HTC 7 Mozart — The Mozart has a 3.7-inch display and will be on international carriers
– Dell Venue Pro — The Dell WP7 phone has a 4.1-inch screen and has a QWERTY slider. This phone will be available for T-Mobile.
– Samsung Focus — This phone has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen.
– Samsung Omnia 7 (i8700) — The Omnia has a 4-inch super AMOLED screen and will be available in Europe.
– LG Optimus 7 (E900) – The Optimus 7 has a 3.8-inch screen
– LG Quantum (C900) — The Quantum has a 3.5-inch screen and has a landscape slider
– HTC 7 Pro — This phone has a QWERTY slider and has 3.6-inch screen. This phone is headed to Sprint.
Below is a list of the carriers that are associated with each device (via Engadget):
? HTC Surround, United States
? Samsung Focus, United States
? LG Quantum, United States
? HTC HD7, United States
? Dell Venue Pro, United States
? HTC 7 Surround, Canada
? LG Optimus 7, Canada
? LG Optimus 7, Mexico
? HTC HD7, United Kingdom, Germany
? HTC 7 Mozart, including France, United Kingdom
? Samsung Omnia 7, including France, United Kingdom
? HTC 7 Trophy, France
? Samsung Omnia 7, France
? LG Optimus 7, Spain
? HTC HD7, Spain
? Samsung Omnia 7, Spain
Deutsche Telekom AG
? HTC 7 Mozart, Germany
? Samsung Omnia 7, Germany
? HTC 7 Trophy, including Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
? LG Optimus 7, including Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
? HTC HD 7, Singapore
? LG Optimus 7, Singapore
? HTC 7 Mozart, Australia
? LG Optimus 7Q, Australia
? HTC 7 Trophy, Australia