First Windows Phone 7 Devices Drop In November

The first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices kicks off with the November 8 release of the Samsung Focus in North America, with eight more Xbox Live-ready devices making it to market worldwide in time for the holidays.

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 initiative launches on November 8 in North America with the release of the $199 Samsung Focus. As part of the Windows Phone 7 platform, the phone will integrate Microsoft's Xbox LIVE, Microsoft Office Mobile, Zune, Windows Live and more.

In North America, AT&T will offer the Samsung Focus, along with the HTC Surround and the LG Quantum, both due out within the Holiday release window. T-Mobile will offer the HTC HD7 and the Dell Venue Pro.

Here is a full list of the devices coming out worldwide during the holiday season:

In North America:

AT&T
• HTC Surround, United States
• Samsung Focus, United States
• LG Quantum, United States

T-Mobile USA
• HTC HD7, United States
• Dell Venue Pro, United States

TELUS
• HTC 7 Surround, Canada
• LG Optimus 7, Canada

América Móvil
• LG Optimus 7, Mexico

In Europe:

O2
• HTC HD7, United Kingdom, Germany

Orange
• HTC 7 Mozart, including France, United Kingdom
• Samsung OMNIA 7, including France, United Kingdom

SFR
• HTC 7 Trophy, France
• Samsung OMNIA 7, France

Movistar
• LG Optimus 7, Spain
• HTC HD7, Spain
• Samsung OMNIA 7, Spain

Deutsche Telekom AG
• HTC 7 Mozart, Germany
• Samsung OMNIA 7, Germany

Vodafone
• HTC 7 Trophy, including Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
• LG Optimus 7, including Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

In Asia Pacific:

SingTel
• HTC HD 7, Singapore
• LG Optimus 7, Singapore

Telstra
• HTC 7 Mozart, Australia
• LG Optimus 7Q, Australia

Vodafone
• HTC 7 Trophy, including Australia

Anyone planning on picking one up?