Microsoft has officially announced the forthcoming launch of the Windows Phone platform beginning on October 6th.
Windows Phone is the rebranding given to Windows Mobile 6.5 based devices that will be released on and after that date from the following manufacturers:
In North America: Mobile operators AT&T, Bell Mobility, Sprint, TELUS and Verizon Wireless, and phone manufacturers HP, HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Samsung and Toshiba.
In Europe: Mobile operators Orange, Deutsche Telekom AG and Vodafone Group Plc, and phone manufacturers Acer, HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba.
In Latin America: Mobile operator TIM Brazil, and phone manufacturers HTC, LG Electronics and Samsung.
In Asia: Mobile operators NTT DoCoMo Inc., SoftBank Mobile Corp., SK Telecom, Telstra and WILLCOM Inc., and phone manufacturers Acer Inc., HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba.
No specific information on device availability is known at this time.