The new Windows Phone 7 OS should be launched in the third quarter of 2010, but for the moment no precise date has been given. According to Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, the commercialisation phase should begin in October for Europe.
When will Windows Phone 7 be launched - Microsoft’s mobile OS aimed at relaunching their image in the Smartphone’s field so that they are able to compete with Research in Motion, Apple and Google? The launch window until now always been stated as during the third quarter of 2010.
But Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO (Chief Operating Officer), recently gave a precise time for the launch phase during a presentation of the Windows Phone 7 system. It appears that the mobile OS should be launched in October in Europe and November in the United States.
Microsoft’s last chance in Smartphone’s? October 2009 was used as the month to launch the previous version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Mobile 6.5, first seen during a press conference hosted by Steve Ballmer himself.
The timing remains coherent with a launch that has to make a big impression during the end of year festive season, a time at which the purchasing of electronic devices is at its highest. This launch should coincide with announcements of compatible handsets by numerous Smartphone manufacturers including HTC, LG Electronics and Samsung.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, confirmed during a press conference last week that he had no back up plan in the event that Windows Phone 7 is a flop. The failure of the Kin handsets in the first half of the year has certainly not increased confidence in the group’s mobile projects...