Windows Phone 7 Launch Day Wrap-Up

Yesterday was a big day for Microsoft. The software giant and its partners finally made the first Windows Phone 7 devices official with HTC, LG, Samsung, and Dell all on board. There are three handsets coming to AT&T (starting November 8th) , two to T-Mobile (starting mid-November), and one heading to Sprint early next year. We went hands-on with these WP7 phones and liked their speedy performance, intuitive live tile interfaces, and the Xbox Live games. Although not much differentiates these devices other than hardware design, the overall quality is solid.

Does Windows Phone 7 have what it takes to get Microsoft back in the smart phone game? Yes. Is it enough to beat Android and iOS? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out all the news and hands-on previews of the new phones.

Windows Phone 7 Hands-ons

Hands-On With the Samsung Focus: Windows Phone 7 Lights Up AMOLED Screen

Hands-on with the Windows Phone 7 Super Phone: The T-Mobile HTC HD7

Dell Venue Pro Hands-on: Coming to T-Mobile (Sort Of)

LG Quantum Hands-on: Strangely Designed Sliding QWERTY Meets Windows Phone 7

Hands-on with the HTC Surround, a Slider with a Hidden Speaker

Video Hands-on: How Good is the Gaming on Windows Phone 7?

Windows Phone 7 News

AT&T Launches 3 Windows Phone 7 Devices: HTC Surround, Samsung Focus, and LG Quantum

HTC HD7 Has Largest Screen of Any Windows Phone 7 Device, Rocks Netflix

Dell Launches T-Mobile Venue Pro with Windows Phone 7

HTC 7 Pro to Head to Sprint Next Year

Video: Microsoft Shows Gaming Potential of Windows Phone 7

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Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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