Windows Phone 7 Launches in the UK

Posted on October 21, 2010 by


Windows Phones 7

Microsoft’s new mobile Operating System, Windows Phone 7, launched in the UK today. The new OS has launched on several different handsets:

  • HTC HD7 (exclusive to O2)
  • HTC Mozart (exclusive to Orange)
  • HTC 7 Trophy (exclusive to Vodafone)
  • LG Optimus 7
  • Samsung Omnia 7 (all networks except O2)

Initial reviews are for the most part very positive. The new interface is very slick and responsive, finally bringing Windows Mobile products into a competetive position with the market leaders.

If you’re thinking of moving to Windows Phone 7 and you’re not sure which device to go for, take a look at Engadget’s summary review of all of them: Windows Phone 7 Reviews

Windows Phone 7 is a departure from Microsoft’s old mobile operating systems, bringing a slicker more polished interface and nice Xbox live integration. This departure also means, however, that existing Windows Mobile users may not want to update to Windows Phone 7, as there are some features missing that have always previously been available. This includes basic features such as file access and (bizarrely) copy & paste missing.

The next few weeks will be very interesting, as we will start to find out whether Microsoft show signs of competing with the big boys in the mobile market this late in the game.