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Windows Phone 7 Launch: No Verizon and Sprint Release – Are you Bothered?

Following on from our previous report which informed you of Verizon’s decision not to support any Windows Phone 7 handsets until early 2011, we now have a further blow for you to take in.

According to this Engadget report, Windows Phone 7 will be restricted to GSM support only, untill next year. Microsoft states that they want to focus on GSM devices since it is the world standard, but they added that they will have support for CDMA devices during the first part of 2011.

So what does this mean for consumers in the US you ask? Well in simple terms, it means that Windows Phone 7 devices will only be launching for AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Sprint and Verizon both use forms of CDMA frequencies, so it is a real stinker if you were looking forward to picking up a WP7 device on either of these networks.

Are you surprised about Microsoft’s decision on this? More details over at Engadget.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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PLEASE Get a Verizon windows 7 phone. Best system tied with outlook and windows peripherals


If Verizon's CEO can get his panties out of his rear and get over the issues with Kin and iPhone, he'd have an opportunity to support another worthy phone OS which isn't going anywhere anytime soon.


This is not a decisio, it obviously takes time to build support for technologies. First they have accomplished GSM, then they will deliver on CDMA Q1 2011, its not far apart like iPhone that is only on AT&T forever.

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