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Windows Phone 7 launch dribbles on

Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7 Windows 7 Phone Windows Phone 7 launch dribbles on.Only a single handset was available at launch, through Vodafone (the $899 HTC Trophy).

NBR staff
Fri, 03 Dec 2010

Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7 Windows 7 Phone Windows Phone 7 launch dribbles on.

Only a single handset was available at launch, through Vodafone (the $899 HTC Trophy).

On Monday, Telecom will offer a second, the LG Optimus 7Q ($899), which features both touchscreen and slide out keyboard.

Other mod-cons include a 5MP camera and a video camera and wi-fi.

The 7Q will only be available to customers of Telecom's telco and IT services division, Gen-i.

The company has yet to set a date to offer a Windows Phone 7 handset to retail customers.

NBR applauds Gen-i for supplying its customers with any handset they want, bet it iPhone, Windows Phone 7, or anything in between.

But it's hard to see how the Google Android-obsessed Telecom, as a whole, could be any less enthusiastic about Microsoft's latest attempt to gain mobile market share.

2degrees told NBR it had no plans to release a Windows Phone 7 handset from any manufacturer.

NBR staff
Fri, 03 Dec 2010
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