New dates being thrown about regarding Microsoft Windows Phone 7
It appears that we’re hearing some new dates being thrown about regarding Microsoft Windows Phone 7. According to sources close to the Redmond company, Microsoft [MSFT] will host multiple global launch parties on October 21st to show off their WP7 mobile phones.
This is in addition to the already known date of October 11th when Microsoft will be hosting an open house in New York City where it will also showcase new devices. According to the details received, the official launch of WP7 in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK is October 21st. It’s not clear if this will also be the date that folks in the US will also be able to pick up a WP7 device.
As part of the European launch, Microsoft will hook up with one of the larger London radio stations to promote devices in the UK. The mobile carrier Orange UK will also be one of the premier partners with whom Microsoft will work. As we’ve mentioned previously, Microsoft has a big hill to climb in order to make inroads against Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iPhone and in order to do this, Microsoft plans to launch a major media campaign to promote Windows Phone 7.
We’ve already seen Microsoft hold a BlackBerry and iPhone mock funerals in Redmond, Washington and we’ve seen the software giant demonstrate how Twitter and YouTube will work on WP7.
Are you looking to buy a WP7 phone or will you stick with what you already have today?