Windows Phone 7 Devices Due Oct. 21?

With Windows Phone 7 devices expected to roll out in the October-November timeframe, preceded by a high-energy launch event, the rumor-mill has kicked into predictably high gear. Microsoft will launch its first Windows Phone 7 devices Oct. 21, according to reports circulating online.

Last week, an unnamed source told Venture Beat that Nokia planned on using Windows Phone 7 as a smartphone platform. That was followed by another slew of reports that Windows Phone 7 would support tethering, based on Podcast comments allegedly made by Windows Phone 7 director Brandon Watson; however, Microsoft was quick to shoot those rumors down.

Whatever date it ends up launched, Windows Phone 7 will appear first on GSM-based cellular networks such as AT&T’s, before being available on CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) carriers – including Verizon – in 2011. Microsoft remains tight-lipped about the number of devices available at launch.

For more, read the eWeek article Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Phones Will Launch Oct. 21.

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