Even though Microsoft is sticking to its oh-so-vague "in time for the holidays," release date, there's been so much talk of Windows Phone 7 devices launching next month we'd have been surprised if we didn't see one before Halloween. That said, rumors are just that, rumors, and you never can trust the rumor mill to be 100 percent accurate. You know who's a whole lot more trustworthy? Company executives with loose lips.
Speaking to Gulf News, HTC's regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Mohammad Kais Zribi, revealed the company would be launching more than one Windows Phone 7 in October.
"We will be launching Windows Phone 7 handsets next month and we will be concentrating on Android and Windows segments," Zribi said. "So far we have launched six models and around five more models by end of the year."
Given that Zribi didn't backtrack and correct himself by referring to Microsoft's Q4 release, it's not really clear if the executive made a mistake and thought it was okay to talk about it, or just didn't realize what he had said until it was too late. Still, thanks Zribi! Now we can get a head start on planning our Windows Phone 7 launch party.