Microsoft has scheduled a press event in New York City next week to officially launch the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. The event is scheduled for Monday, October 11th and Microsoft has lined up T-Mobile representatives to show off the new operating system, which seems like a pretty good indication that the wireless carrier will be one of the first in the US to offer phones running WP7. AT&T will also be involved in the launch.
It’s not clear whether you’ll be able to purchase Windows Phone 7 hardware on October 11th or not. I’ve seen a lot of dates thrown around. But I suspect it shouldn’t be too long before the Windows Phone faithful can get their hands on the company’s latest software — and determine for themselves if the radical departure from Windows Phone 6.5 is enough to help Microsoft compete in a market that’s quickly becoming dominated by BlackBerry, iOS, and Android.