Microsoft claims that Windows Phone 7 devices will be available on all the UK networks when gadgets armed with the OS update launch later this year.
According to the ex-phone maker, Orange,Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile and Three will all be flogging Windows 7 Phones. Phone shops Phones 4u and the The Carphone Warehouse will also be hawking Microsoft-flavoured handsets
Alex Reeve, Director, Mobile Business Group, Microsoft UK, said: “Following our announcement at Mobile World Congress that Orange will be our lead partner, it is wonderful now to have all of the UK’s network operators supporting the launch of Windows Phone 7. This means we can provide network choice and also a range of phones across networks for customers to choose from, all with the power of Windows Phone 7. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with these major industry players.”
Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows Phone engineering Veep burbled: "This has been one of the most incredible product development efforts I’ve ever been a part of."
We seem to remember hearing something similar about Kin.