Microsoft today launched its latest iteration of mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. Microsoft today also revealed nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.
To see the mobile devices will come to North America, Europe and Asia Pacific in the holiday 2010 timeframe, go here.
To see the images of the Windows Phone mobile devices which will be offered, visit the image gallery here.
Windows Phone 7 is an important step for Microsoft in three ways.
To begin, it is a completely fresh start for Microsoft in smartphones. Second, it represents a new approach from Microsoft toward integrating products and services from across the company into the phone to create a richer experience and greater productivity. Hence the presence of Office, Zune and Xbox LIVE and their integration within the Hub model. And finally, the new phone approach is critical to Microsoft’s efforts to make new gains in the huge smartphone market, which despite the success of the iPhone and Android is still relatively untapped globally.
You can watch the Watch Windows Phone 7 Announce Video here.