According to a WSJ report, Microsoft and AT&T will unveil 3 Windows Phone 7 devices manufactured by Samsung, LG and HTC on October 11. AT&T will exclusively start offering these new devices from November 4, 2010.
Windows Phone 7 is a huge step forward for Microsoft who have lost a lot of ground in the smartphone and touch phone market. Windows Mobile 6.5 was the last offering from Microsoft, however, there weren’t many devices that could compete against the likes of iPhone and Android based devices.
Microsoft has also lost ground in the mobile phone market share with Android and iPhone based devices being the most successful one. So in addition to ensuring that Windows Phone 7 is one of their best works, Microsoft also has to worry about penetrating the market currently led by RIM, Android and iPhone.
October has been a lucky month for Microsoft with big launches such as Windows 7 being made. Will this October launch for Windows Phone 7 bring as much success to Microsoft as their other launches? Only time will tell.