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.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...