Windows Phone 7 Launch

Image source: Microsoft

Here’s what I’ve been able to gather so far before tomorrow’s Windows Phone 7 launch in New York City at 9:30AM Eastern:

UK WP7 hardware launch: October 21st. 4-inch Super AMOLED, 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Over 2000 apps at launch. Xbox Live. Source: Engadget

US WP7 Samsung Focus launching November 8th on AT&T. via Engadget

Joe Belfiore on Wired:

The success of the iPhone certainly had an impact on the industry and an impact on us. And we said there were a lot of things we could do to deliver a solution that’s different from the iPhone but have some of its benefits.

WP7 is different enough from iOS and I’m looking forward to seeing how the mobile OS landscape will change in the coming months and into 2011. Note: Although many things have changed (e.g. Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7) there are things that don’t seem to have changed (e.g. Silverlight).