Windows Phones are coming October 6th

Microsoft has at last announced the availability of Windows Phones with Windows Mobile 6.5.

Though the precise phone models were not announced today, Microsoft announced the carriers and handset manufacturers we can expect to find on October 6.
Windows Mobile 6.5

In North America, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Bell Mobility and Telus will have phones from HP, HTC, LG, Samsung and Toshiba; while in Europe Orange, Deutsche Telekom AG and Vodafone will have devices from Acer, HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Toshiba.

Asia will be supported by the same manufacturers as Europe, but the mobile operators will include: NTT DoCoMo, Softbank, SK Telecom, Telestra, and Willcom inc.

Latin America so far only has support from TIM Brazil, but that carrier will have phones from HTC, LG, and Samsung.

Stephanie Ferguson, General Manager of Business Experience on Microsoft's Mobile team this morning said, "You'll see new Windows phones designed for a variety of tastes, needs and price points - with or without keyboards, with or without touch screens, as well as your choice of GPS, accelerometer and high resolution camera. There are a lot of great options and we can't wait to show them to you. Until then, keep an eye on our partners as they announce details on new Windows phones and where you can find them this fall."

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