Microsoft announced that phones running on its new Windows Phone 7 operating system are to be officially unveiled on October 11, The Telegraph reported today. The phones are said to focus on social networking and device integration and were expected to go on sale on October 21.
The Guardian noted that the list of manufacturers includes Asus, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Dell, HTC, LG and Toshiba. The companies are all considered to have a camera, a GPS system, a compass, a proximity sensor that switches off the touch-screen when users make calls, a touch screen and an accelerometer.
According to a company blog post, apps available for Windows Phone 7 include Twitter, Netflix as well as Travelocity, a booking service for flights and hotels.
In the United States, telecommunications providers AT&T as well as T-Mobile would be powering the phones, TechTree said. Meanwhile, in the UK, it would be Vodafone, O2 and also T-Mobile, the Guardian mentioned.