Microsoft announced nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this October and November from over 60 mobile operators in 30 countries in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of form factors from device-makers such as Dell, HTC Corp., LG and Samsung, and from mobile operators including América Móvil, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Movistar, O2, Orange, SFR, SingTel, Telstra, TELUS, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone.

All Windows Phone 7 phones will include the Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. A broad selection of phones will begin shipping in October 2010 with more arriving in 2011, including phones from Sprint and Verizon Wireless.

The following devices will come to North America, Europe and Asia Pacific in the holiday 2010 timeframe.

In North America:

• HTC Surround, United States
• Samsung Focus, United States
• LG Quantum, United States

T-Mobile USA
• HTC HD7, United States
• Dell Venue Pro, United States

• HTC 7 Surround, Canada
• LG Optimus 7, Canada

América Móvil
• LG Optimus 7, Mexico

In Europe:

• HTC HD7, United Kingdom, Germany

• HTC 7 Mozart, including France, United Kingdom
• Samsung OMNIA 7, including France, United Kingdom

• HTC 7 Trophy, France
• Samsung OMNIA 7, France

• LG Optimus 7, Spain
• HTC HD7, Spain
• Samsung OMNIA 7, Spain

Deutsche Telekom AG
• HTC 7 Mozart, Germany
• Samsung OMNIA 7, Germany

• HTC 7 Trophy, including Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
• LG Optimus 7, including Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

In Asia Pacific:

• HTC HD 7, Singapore
• LG Optimus 7, Singapore

• HTC 7 Mozart, Australia
• LG Optimus 7Q, Australia

• HTC 7 Trophy, including Australia

“We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience — one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a ‘glance and go’ format.”

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