Microsoft kicked off its Windows Phone 7 press event in a big way by announcing nine new handsets that will land at 30 carriers worldwide. We won’t waste your time and will get down and dirty with details right away. The short list includes the following nine handsets presented in no particular order:
- here. : a 3.8-inch offering slated for AT&T and Telus. Offers a slideout speaker and 16GB of storage. Previoulsy known as the T8788. Check out our hands-on review
- here. : The 4.3-inch successor to the HTC HD2, landing on and internationally. Known to us as the HTC Schubert. Check out our hands-on review
- here. : a 3.8-inch handset that offers the lowest specs of HTC’s five WP7 handsets. Leaked as the HTC Spark. Check out our hands-on review
- HTC 7 Mozart: The mother of all leaked Windows Phone handsets. Offers a 3.7-inch display and is slated to debut internationally.
- Dell here. : Previously known as the Dell Lightening. The Venue Pro will land on T-Mobile with a 4.1-inch display and portrait-sliding QWERTY keyboard. Check out our hands-on review
- Samsung Focus: The Samsung Cetus rebranded with its new name and launching on AT&T with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Check out our hands-on review here.
- Samsung Omnia 7: The Omnia 7 is the rumored i8700 and offers a 4-inch Super AMOLED for customers in Europe.
- LG Optimus 7: A 3.8-inch offering from LG that first debuted in leaks as the E900. Check out our hands-on review here.
- LG Quantum: a 3.5-inch side-slider slider that will land on AT&T in November. Known previously as the C900. Check out our hands-on review here.
Not mentioned on this list is the HTC 7 Pro, a 3.6-inch QWERTY slider slated to land onin 2011 and the LG Optimus 7Q, a QWERTY variant of the Optimus 7 mentioned in LG’s press release but is actually the Quantum.
These above handsets form the core of Microsoft’s initial Windows Phone 7 offerings. Each handset will launch on one or more carriers worldwide. This exhaustive list of Windows Phone handsets organized by region and carrier is as follows:
- In North America:
- HTC Surround, United States
- Samsung Focus, United States
- LG Quantum, United States
- T-Mobile USA
- HTC HD7, United States
- Dell Venue Pro, United States
- , Canada
- LG Optimus 7, Canada
- América Móvil
- LG Optimus 7, Mexico
- In Europe:
- HTC HD7, United Kingdom, Germany
- HTC 7 Mozart, including France, United Kingdom
- Samsung OMNIA 7, including France, United Kingdom
- HTC 7 Trophy, France
- Samsung OMNIA 7, France
- LG Optimus 7, Spain
- HTC HD7, Spain
- Samsung OMNIA 7, Spain
- Deutsche Telekom AG
- HTC 7 Mozart, Germany
- Samsung OMNIA 7, Germany
- HTC 7 Trophy, including Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
- LG Optimus 7, including Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
- In Asia Pacific:
- HTC HD 7, Singapore
- LG Optimus 7, Singapore
- HTC 7 Mozart, Australia
- LG Optimus 7Q, Australia
- HTC 7 Trophy, including Australia
All these above handsets will be available for sale starting October 21st in Europe and Asia and in early November in North America. Full press release is after the break.
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