Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 7 portfolio

DUBAI — Microsoft on Sunday joined its partners in revealing the first wave of new Windows Phone 7 handsets on the first day of GITEX 2010. It will soon be available from leading mobile operators in UAE and across the rest of the Middle East.

By Abdul Basit

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Published: Mon 18 Oct 2010, 10:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:43 AM

With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones 7 to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.

“We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be previewed for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX,” said Charbel Fakhoury, Regional General Manager of Microsoft Gulf.

“Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience — one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a ‘glance and go’ format.”

Microsoft and its partners have worked together closely to create a different kind of phone with new experiences that bring together what people care about most. To start with Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of sleek form factors from device-makers such as HTC Corp with a suite of devices from other leading manufacturers also in the pipeline.

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