Microsoft will officially introduce Windows Phone 7 to the world in New York City on Oct. 11, according to a report.
The website Electronista says next weeks event will show off the first devices and apps for the OS. The Redmond, Wash.-based computer giant will also announce that AT&T and T-Mobile will be its initial partners in the venture, according to the report.
The first mention of Windows Phone 7, the successor to the Windows Mobile platform, came at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Before this latest report, many questions mostly negative in nature were raised when we learned that Verizon Wireless wouldnt be carrying any of the platforms phones this year. However, the reported addition of T-Mobile to the previously announced partnership with AT&T, gives the company a much-needed boost as the announcement draws near.
If youre a gadget guru, Electronista says to look for the LG Optimus T, the HTC HD7 and the Samsung Cetus, among others, next week. Most are top-tier phones with 1GHz processors, 5-megapixel cameras and a minimum 8GB of storage.
If it happens next week, the event will be an important milestone for Microsoft, which has seen Android and the iPhone rip market share away from Windows Mobile, which has almost become an afterthought in the mobile OS wars.