Windows Phone 7 retail displays heading to AT&T hint at earlier release than thought

Windows Phone 7 retail displays heading to AT&T hint at earlier release than thought
AT&T plans on changing the signs in its retail stores on July 24th. A picture showing the instructions for the latest OS signs shows that Windows Phone 7 will be represented among the new ads that will be in the stores. While this might point to an earlier launch for Windows Phone 7 than expected, history shows that past items sent for a July display for the carrier did not get launched until September, which would be close to the Q4 launch of the OS that is currently expected. The quantity of 6 points to two separate Windows Phone 7 models. It's interesting to note that Android leads with a quantity of 14 which might be a tip off of where AT&T is going to spend its promotional dollars this summer.

source: Engadget



1. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I bet this is a f-up and we still we be waiting tel December

2. iTony523

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

Damn At&t getting the iPhone in 2007 and that was a HUGE Success and with all the hype around this phone.. At&t will be the home of this phone too.. = THE SLOWEST MOBILE NETWORK! HAHA - MOVE TO VERIZON AND GET YOUR DROID INCREDIBLE!

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Obviously you are jealous at&t has the phones you want and you read phone arena with vzw-red blinders on. Several 3rd party tests have shown that at&t is the fastest. At&t's 3G, T-Mobile's 3.5G HSPA and Sprint's 4G are much faster then Verizon at this time. When it comes to speed Verizon does not rule the air. They say they have a great network and I believe they do however their advantage is availability not speed. And why not get a EVO, Samsung Captivate, Droid X, or Epic?

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

eh all the carriers will be getting windows phone 7's around the sametime....

5. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Fastest doesn't really mean much when the 3g coverage area in so small. Its like saying im the fastest man in the world for 5 feet. Not gonna get me much.

6. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Obviously At&t'ers are jealous of Verizon's network b/c you have to point out in At&t's itty bitty 3G footprint that they are faster (and not significantly like Luke Wilson tries to make it seem) nor with Sprint or T-mobile (are you kiddin me?). Call me crazy but i would most definitely take network availability over fastest speeds any day which is goin to change in the near future. With any phone or any network we can talk about their shortcoming and say it isn't all that great based on a technicality, but based on the amount of customers that Verizon has on board here in reality it seems like they do rule the air and their customers care nothing about Sprint, T-Mobile, & At&t's faster speeds apparently. Your argument is like ownin a ferrari but only bein able to drive it on residential streets...doesn't make much of a diff.

10. iTony523

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

Obviously you have no life. I see you are just copying and pasting what you already said here onto others.

7. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

I hope MICROSOFT doesn't screw this one least they are requiring specs for their phones just like google needs to. My gf ERIS is awful. I run around her three times fast doing stuff with my iphone 4. its just so slow and weak

8. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

The Eris is a mid tier Google phone. I'm not sure how you think your new iPhone makes a fair comparison.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ik right. the eris wasn't made to be a monster phone. it's just a low-end android phone.

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