Enterprise Mobility: HTC, Dell, Samsung, LG Show Off Windows Phone 7 Devices

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-10-12 Print this article Print
HTC, Dell, Samsung, LG Show Off Windows Phone 7 Devices

HTC, Dell, Samsung, LG Show Off Windows Phone 7 Devices

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Microsoft launched its Windows Phone 7 smartphones with a New York City event Oct. 11. During the company's presentation, CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives detailed Windows Phone 7's user interface, which consolidates Web content and applications into six subject-specific "Hubs" such as "Office" and "Games." Microsoft hopes that the phones' uniqueness will stand it apart—and allow it to take back market share—from competitors such as the Apple iPhone and Google Android. Microsoft and its manufacturing partners also demonstrated some of the first smartphones for the platform. While Microsoft tried to keep those manufacturers to rigid hardware requirements, some of the devices on display included additional features—including pop-out speakers and QWERTY keyboards—that suggest those partners decided to do a little tweaking of their own. Devices from Samsung, LG Electronics and HTC will debut on AT&T's network starting Nov. 8, to be followed by others in the months afterward. Phones on Verizon's network are expected in early 2011.??í
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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