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Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 launch

Microsoft has established in an invite to One Mobile Ring that Windows Phone 7 will be officially launched on Monday 11th of October.

Previously, the media was just dispatched a vague invitation to Microsoft event where no particulars where passed along as to what the event related to. However, it was rumoured and reported the OS would be unveiled on that date - where now it's been confirmed.

The event is scheduled for 2pm, which coincides with 9am in New York, although it hasn't been established if the main launch will be based in America and will either be broadcasted live or replicated in some way in the UK.

Windows Phone 7 will be Microsoft's flagship operating system that will bring forth a whole host of new features, including the ability to play Xbox 360 games on the platform and supported handsets.

Many handset manufacturers will undoubtedly be attending the event, showing off their upcoming mobile phones running the latest OS. It's already been confirmed that HTC, LG and Samsung will be retailing Windows Phone 7 devices around the time the OS is launched.

Microsoft's OS is still believed to be appearing on handsets from September the 21st, just 10 days after its official unveiling with the Samsung GT-i8700 being one of the first WP7 phones to arrive.

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