Microsoft has launched the new range of phones which run with the Windows Phone 7 operating system. The launch in Romania took place just one day after the official launch of Windows Phone 7 announced in the United States by Microsoft Corp. CEO, Steve Ballmer.
Internationally, phones with Windows Phone 7 will be produced by Dell, HTC, LG, Samsung and they can be found in the portfolio of telecom operators such as AT&T, America Movil, Deutsche Telekom AG, Movistar, O2, Orange, SFR, SingTel, Telcel, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone.
A large part of this new range will be available by the end of the year or in the first part of next year. Moreover, a selection of Windows Phone 7 models will also be available on Amazon.
In Romania, Microsoft has signed partnerships with local telecom operators such as Vodafone, Orange and Cosmote as well as ITC retailers such as Internity and eMag. The range of phones running with Windows Phone 7 that will be available by the end of the year in Romania includes LG Optimus 7, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC HD 7 and Samsung Omnia 7. These will be brought on the local market at prices that will depend on the operators’ ability to offer discounts.
Orange Romania has already announced that the new terminals – HTC 7 Mozart (Orange exclusive), and LG E900 will be available starting with the end of this month in several large markets, among which Romania as well.
According to Microsoft Romania representatives, “the adoption rate will be pretty high with the phones being introduced on the market. We are closely working with hardware partners to bring as many phones as possible. The price will also pay a role, and it will depend on what discounts the operators’ will be able to offer.”
They added that Windows Phone 7 terminals target “the complex client” who likes to have both personal and professional life in this device.
The minimum integrated memory that is required for Windows Phone 7 phones is 4 GB but producers can go up to versions with 8 GB or 16 GB.