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Windows Phone 7 Launching October 11?

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The Windows Phone 7 rumor mill is kicking into overdrive and adding fuel to the fire are invitations to a Microsoft event in London on October 11.

Windows Phone 7 doesn’t really have an official launch date yet. Microsoft has been saying 'in time for the Holidays' since it first unveiled the new OS in March of this year and though there have been plenty of rumors of an October launch, it's never been official (unless you count a slip of the tongue from a HP executive in the Middle East).

Today word on the street is that Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 7 at a London event scheduled for October 11. Several media outlets report that Microsoft sent out press invitations for a 3.5-hour keynote scheduled for 1400 GMT (0900 EST) on October 11. The event is widely believed to be the launch of Windows Phone 7.

Though there is no word of whether the London event will represent a worldwide launch, rumors suggest that Windows Phone 7 will launch first in Europe, before hitting the United States in early November. Neowin reports that the phone will hit European shelves on October 21. Paul Thurrot, author of the upcoming book 'Windows Phone Secrets', says U.S. customers will have to wait until November 8 to get their hands on devices running on the new platform.

Source: Guardian, Neowin, Windows Phone Secrets

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    haunted one , September 27, 2010 10:00 PM
    More rumours.

    Life goes on.
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    Nesto1000 , September 27, 2010 10:00 PM
    Don't care for Windows Phone 7
    It's not gonna do good anyways...
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    IM0001 , September 27, 2010 10:01 PM
    Stinks that the US gets it later, and on top of that CDMA (Sprint/Verizon) Users have to wait even longer. :( 
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    dman3k , September 27, 2010 10:48 PM
    nesto1000Don't care for Windows Phone 7It's not gonna do good anyways...

    Your grammar will not do well either.
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    epkfaile , September 27, 2010 10:55 PM
    IM0001Stinks that the US gets it later, and on top of that CDMA (Sprint/Verizon) Users have to wait even longer.

    I think that's one thing Canada gets before america :D 
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    AndrewMD , September 27, 2010 11:24 PM
    Just release it already.... Shouldn't have to wait this long.
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    liveonc , September 27, 2010 11:25 PM
    Are they also going to make a Windows Phone 7 x86 like Android? What can they call it if they do? Or could MS make their upcoming Windows Phone 7.1 by taking Android x86 & going the other way around? ;-)
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    eddieroolz , September 28, 2010 1:32 AM
    If this is true that leaves only two weeks for WP7's release. We haven't seen many leaks of store inventory sheets yet - which makes me to think that this rumor is unfounded.
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2010 1:52 AM
    Still waiting for a RemoteApp for Windows Media Centre for Zune... I wonder if they'll make one availible for this phone?
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    dimar , September 28, 2010 2:54 AM
    I'll wait for Windows 8 phone, surely by then, they'll integrated DirectX 12 ;-)
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    thillntn , September 28, 2010 5:42 AM
    no tether, no keyboard, no chance (for me anyway)
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    bhaberle , September 28, 2010 7:28 AM
    I hope it does well... although Microsoft keeps letting us know more and more disappointing things about it.
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    back_by_demand , September 28, 2010 12:11 PM
    October 21st, someone will buy a WP7, have it unlocked, then jump on a plane to the USA.
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2010 1:01 PM
    Yup, after years and years of winmo to my current winmo 6.5 on HTC touch pro 2, I am leaving the windows stablemate for Android on my next upgrade. everything about Phone7 detracts from what I like about Winmo, only Android fills the gap and it is filling it very nicely!
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    matt87_50 , September 29, 2010 3:27 AM
    moriconYup, after years and years of winmo to my current winmo 6.5 on HTC touch pro 2, I am leaving the windows stablemate for Android on my next upgrade. everything about Phone7 detracts from what I like about Winmo, only Android fills the gap and it is filling it very nicely!


    so true... theyve gone from something that is actually like windows, to an iphone clone...
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    Anonymous , September 29, 2010 7:10 AM
    Windows Phone 7 is completely unusable without Copy-And-Paste
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