Microsoft wants a piece to the pie. What pie? Well, in reality, it seems they want a piece of just about EVERY pie. But in this instance, we are talking about the smartphone market. The long awaited Windows Phone 7 OS makes its way to the public via some new smartphone offerings. There are seven in all, five of which can be viewed on Microsoft's promotional page (3 through AT&T and 2 through T-Mobile). Verizon customers get ditched, at least in the short run.
"Today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the next generation of Windows® Phones, Windows Phone 7 Series. With this new platform, Microsoft offers a fresh approach to phone software, distinguished by smart design and truly integrated experiences that bring to the surface the content people care about from the Web and applications. For the first time ever, Microsoft will bring together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience on a mobile phone, exclusively on Windows Phone 7 Series. Partners have already started building phones; customers will be able to purchase the first phones in stores by holiday 2010." source