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Windows Phone 7 Finally Arrives

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For those of you that have been living under a rock for the last several months, here's some brand spanking news for you; Microsoft is releasing a brand new mobile phone operating system today; and it's called Windows Phone 7.

It's been in development for what seems like an age and along the way we've learnt it will have some missing features, like no copy and paste, it has a radical new design based around large Live Tiles rather than small shortcuts, it will be closely linked in with your Xbox Live service so you can synchronise games across both platforms, it uses the Zune multimedia interface, and will be with us on the 21st October.


From what we've seen so far, we expect very mixed reactions and were it any other company, we'd worry about the prospects of this falling flat on its face against the established competition of iOS, Blackberry OS, Android, Bada, and Symbian. However, given that this is Microsoft, it has managed to get a large number of launch partners involved on both the handset and network fronts, so expect this to be a big launch!

We'll be giving you the full low down shortly once we've got the launch event out the way, which happens at 2pm UK time. So keep your eyes peeled.

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