Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 Series Debuts

It's official: the new Microsoft Windows mobile "7 Series" arrives with a long list of wireless partners. Features coming in 7 Series phones include a Zune-like interface, Bing search and support for Xbox Live, but will it be enough to take on the Apple iPhone and Android-powered handsets?

Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited Windows Phone 7 Series on Monday, finally giving the world a glimpse of its answer to mobile competitors' touchscreen phones as well as an introduction to the smartphone operating system's new name.

At the press conference, held at this week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer said that the "7 Series" phones will be available at retail in time for the 2010 holiday season.

Officials also named a list of partners, including mobile operators as well as handset manufacturers that will build the 7 Series. On the list of operators that will be partnering with Microsoft to provide phones to customers as well as software and services are AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange, SFR, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telstra, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.

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