We were wondering
where did the "premier carrier" for Windows Phone 7 disappear from the Windows Phone 7 grand unveiling
next Monday, October 11th, but now now the puzzle piece has fallen into place. Microsoft sent out invitations that pinpoint the exact location of AT&T's Ralph de la Vega during the whole shebang - right smack in the middle of the stage, together with Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, starting at 9:30am ET in NYC. Ballmer was deprived of half his bonus
for the fiscal year over Microsoft's mobile troubles, so we are fairly certain the CEO will put on a show only he is capable of.
Whew, looks like it will be a day-long endeavor, with additional happenings in the afternoon, and overseas satellite events
. The 15:30-16:30 ET hours, when T-Mobile will be showing off its Windows Phone 7 gear in the afternoon, are actually part of what Microsoft calls Open House, featuring also application demos and developer events until 5pm. Right up to the cocktail-laden evening starting at 7pm ET. Good times.