Today is the big day that Windows Phone 7 is launching here in the US and in Canada. A bevy of handsets will debut on 5 carriers including all three major carriers in Canada (Bell, Telus, and Rogers) and on AT&T and T-Mobile here in the states. The handsets that will be available starting today include the following:
- HTC Surround: a 3.8-inch offering slated for AT&T and Telus. Offers a slideout speaker and 16GB of storage. The Surround retails for $199 on AT&T and for $99 on a three-year promotional plan with Telus. Check out our hands-on review here and our detailed review here.
- HTC HD7: The 4.3-inch successor to the HTC HD2, landing on T-Mobile for $199. Check out our hands-on review here.
- Dell Venue Pro: 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. Available from Microsoft today and Dell on the 15th. Check out our hands-on review here.
- Samsung Focus: The Samsung Cetus rebranded with its new name and launching on AT&T and Rogers with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Available from Rogers for $199.99 on three-year voice and data plans. Available from AT&T for $199 with a two-year customer agreement. Check out our hands-on review here and our full review here.
- LG Optimus 7: A 3.8-inch offering from LG that first debuted in leaks as the E900. Available in Canada on Telus for for $99 on a three-year promotional plan. Check out our hands-on review here and our full review here.
- LG Quantum: a 3.5-inch side-slider slider that will land on AT&T and Bell. Available from Bell for $99.95 on a three year contract with a minimum $50 voice/data plan or $449.95 contract-free. Available later this week on AT&T. Check out our hands-on review here.
In addition to these handset, a variety of high-profile apps are making their official debut in the Windows Phone Marketplace and include Loopt, Poynt, and Yelp. If anyone is grabbing on the above six handsets, hit us up in the comments and let us know your first impressions of this platform. If you are still on the fence, check out our first impressions of Windows Phone 7.