Microsoft Windows Phone Event Shows Off Samsung, HTC Models

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While there haven’t been many secrets left concerning the US launches of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices, we’ve still been looking forward to see what Microsoft had to reveal at the event it had scheduled for earlier today. We did end up learning a little new information, but more than anything, today’s event was about building-up Windows Phone buzz, with more than a little help from a six-story-tall WP7 smartphone.

The only new tidbit we picked up had to do with the HTC Titan on AT&T, the last of the four handsets (also including the HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Focus S, and Samsung Focus Flash) scheduled for a US release. We still don’t have a solid date for when the handset might be expected, but Microsoft has confirmed its launch price of about $200 on-contract, the same as the Focus S. Notably, the Titans on-hand didn’t feature AT&T branding, suggesting the release could still be a way’s off.

The centerpiece of the event was easily the giant smartphone, rising high above New York’s Herald Square. For the rest of the day, Microsoft will be bringing it to life, displaying performances and showing-off what its Live Tiles are capable of. Far East Movement started things off earlier today with some music, and for those who couldn’t make it to Herald Square, mobile “Cafe Mango” food trucks spread out over Manhattan to offer a free lunch to anyone interested in checking out a Windows Phone demo. Sounds like it was a pretty good day to be a WP7 fan in New York!



Source: Microsoft, WMPoweruser, WPCentral

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