If you’re thinking that Microsoft might have something good going with Windows Phone 7, then you’ll be pleased to know that once the platform launches later in the year you’ll be spoilt for choice for networks.
While it’s not a major surprise, Microsoft has today confirmed that Windows Phone 7 handsets will be available from, in alphabetical order, 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone. It will also be stocked by The Carphone Warehouse, and Phones 4U.
Microsoft’s new platform will offer an integrated experience across the phone, PC desktop and Xbox console, and was recently boosted by the announcement that the Zune Pass and Zune services will be available in the UK when Windows Phone 7 launches. While this is impressive sounding, we’re still baffled by the lack of cut-and-paste.
Either so, we await the imminent launch of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets with great interest.