Alex Reeve, Director, Mobile Business Group, Microsoft UK, said: “Following our announcement at Mobile World Congress that Orange will be our lead partner, it is wonderful now to have all of the UK’s network operators supporting the launch of Windows Phone 7. This means we can provide network choice and also a range of phones across networks for customers to choose from, all with the power of Windows Phone 7. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with these major industry players.”
The news regarding Windows Phone 7 is starting to come at an increasing pace. Recently, news of the semi-official release date for Windows Phone 7 in Europe and the US have come to light. We've also heard that Microsoft will not be supporting CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint in the US. However, in the UK all major carriers (Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Three) will be offering Windows Phone 7 devices when it launches. This is great news for UK consumers. As a US consumer, I can only hope that Microsoft will be able to bring CDMA support as soon as posssible. It will take support from carriers around the world to help Microsoft gain ground on their rivals.