Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Launch Models Revealed

Alongside the launch of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft handset partners unveiled six devices set to carry the new operating system into the competitive smartphone market, set to be available from network carriers on 21 October.

Of the four handset partners on display, HTC is to produce the most devices, unveiling three smartphones.

The HTC HD7 (http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/article/2010/10/11/htc-hd7-windows-phone-7-smartphone-unveiled/) is by far the largest of the phones to be unveiled, coming with a built in 4.3 inch screen, a 'kickstand' for watching media content hands free. It is set to be

available from Orange, O2 and T-Mobile in the UK.

Next, the HTC 7 Mozart, comes with a one-piece aluminium body and an 8 megapixel camera complete with Xenon flash. The phone will only be available from Orange.

The final HTC device, the Trophy, comes wiyh a 3.8 inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera, 8GB of space and Dolby Mobile sound.

Samsung has released the Omnia 7, which comes with a 4 inch touchscreen that uses the company's own super-AMOLED technology, a 5 megapixel camera and 8GB of storage. The device will be available on 3 and T-Mobile.

The LG Optimus has a 3.8 inch touchscreen, 16GB of internal storage and comes with support for TV playback with compatible sets. It is set to be available from Vodafone.

Finally, the Dell Venue Pro is aimed at business customers. It comes with a full slide-out Qwerty keyboard and a 4.1 inch touchscreen.