Microsoft and Partners unveil Windows Phone 7 portfolio for the Middle East at Gitex

Microsoft and Partners unveil Windows Phone 7 portfolio for the Middle East at Gitex

Microsoft today joined its partners in revealing the first wave of new Windows Phone 7 handsets at Gitex that will soon be available from leading mobile operators in UAE and across the rest of the Middle East. With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones 7 to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.

“We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be previewed for the first time in the Middle East at Gitex ,” said Charbel Fakhoury, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf. “Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience — one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a ‘glance and go’ format.”

Global Portfolio

Microsoft and its partners have worked together closely to create a different kind of phone with new experiences that bring together what people care about most. To start with Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of sleek form factors from device-makers such as HTC Corp with a suite of devices from other leading manufacturers also in the pipeline.

Microsoft will preview the HTC HD 7 and HTC 7 Mozart with Windows Phone 7 across its stands in Gitex. Microsoft is finalizing attractive plans with leading regional mobile operators and these will be announced shortly. All Windows Phone 7 phones will include the high-performance Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.

Windows Phone 7, Glance and Go

In today’s busy world we are spending more time heads-down on our phones than interacting with the people we’re sitting next to and missing out on important life moments. Windows Phone 7 was designed to deliver a mobile experience that has the phone working better for people, bringing together the things they care about most and helping them to get things done faster.

Windows Phone 7 breaks the current smartphone convention to help people quickly and easily find and consume data, information and services from the Web and applications. For example, the customizable Start screen with Live Tiles is a personal experience, showing people their own content. The Live Tiles come to life with real-time updates from the Web such as news, appointments or the status of friends. New Live Tiles can be easily created from whatever content a consumer wants, such as applications, websites and music.

Fueling New Experiences

The Windows Live solution helps people manage pictures, Windows Live calendar, Office OneNote Mobile and more. The free Find My Phone service new on Windows Live can remotely ring, lock, erase and show the location of your phone on a map