Without no major surprise in the list of manufacturers that Microsoft has confirmed as members of the Windows Phone 7 adventure, we find ourselves with Dell, Samsung, Asus, LG and HTC, definitely the cream of the sector.
They will be the first companies to release phones, but Windows Phone 7 It is not restricted to any manufacturer, issue of pay for the relevant licenses and comply with specified hardware requirements, so we will see as new partners joining the project.
The first possible Windows Phone 7 phones
Some sites websites as PDAdb are already compiling possible phones that will go on the market, must take into account that they are not official data and are formed from a multitude of rumors. Among them are a very interesting model of Dell, that we present a few months ago: Dell Lightning.
Far as we know, the Dell model is characterized by having a 4.1 AMOLED screen inch, processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz and 512 MB of RAM. As we can see in the image, the QWERTY keyboard physical is sliding in vertical format:
On the part of HTC, two phones are ringing from long ago, first the HTC Modrian (Gold/Mozart), with a screen of 4.3 inches and a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650A chipset 1.3 GHz.
The other model is always expected HTC Touch Diamond 3 (HTC Obsession), screen of 3.7 inches and chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz and 512MB of RAM.
Other manufacturer with a couple of phones is the Korean LG, first have the GW990 Apollo, with 1GB of RAM and processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650A 1.3 GHz. The screen is 3.8 inches, AMOLED technology, and an innovative resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels (supported?).
The second handset is a model that has already walked by all the editorial offices of American media, talking about the LG Panther GW910, with 3.5 inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 and 512 MB RAM.
Of Samsung We have no evidence of any specific model, rather than the prototype shape of Omnia HD which has been shown in different presentations. But the Koreans will be present at the outlet of the Microsoft operating system, at the same time are betting strong on Android and bada.
One last company of which we have record that will be is Toshiba, with a rumored Toshiba TG03, also based on a 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset, and a display of 4.1 inches.
Some absent in the early days
Strange do not find us in the initial list to Motorola, historical partner of the Redmond guys who seem to be hypnotized by the operating system from Google, in fact gotten numbers speak in your favor.
Not found to Sharp list initial, but possibly will ready phones later after the failure of the Kin phones, and in the case of Asus, it is expected that if in the beginning is possibly the hand of Garmin, but we have no knowledge of any terminal.
A Windows Phone 7 phone for each employee
Every Microsoft employee throughout the world will have a Windows Phone 7 phone for free, if we take into account that there are more than 90,000, the gift will leave more expensive than a Google the Nexus One delivered in different presentations.
Has not been confirmed if you can choose between different models, or it will be a decision of the company, but it will certainly be a welcome gift and a way that the employees feel familiar with the product.