Contrary to the prevailing rumor that suggests Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 7 at a NYC event on October 11th, Paul Thurrott is reporting that Microsoft will launch its latest mobile OS on November 8th in the US. Though he confirms that there is a NYC event slated for October 11th, it is an annual event that is not associated with Windows Phone 7.
This revelation comes hot on the heels of another rumor that surfaced today and suggests the European launch of Windows Phone 7 is slated for October 21st. Supposedly Microsoft is planning launch events around Europe to promote Windows Phone 7, including one in London that will feature a local radio station. These events will coincide with the retail availability of Windows Phone 7 handsets across Europe.
Despite some confusion over the October 11th event, the launch of Windows Phone 7 is shaping up nicely. The European launch in October is fast approaching and we have seen a handful of phones including the LG E900 and the HTC HD7. The American launch is as exciting with the HD7 possibly landing on T-Mobile and the HTC Mondrian and more launching with AT&T. Anyone planning on purchasing a Windows Phone 7 handset when they finally make their debut?