It looks like Verizon Wireless and Sprint won’t be invited to the party, at least not at first. When Microsoft brings its Windows Phone 7 to market, availability will be limited to devices that run on GSM, one of the two prevailing wireless technologies.
That means that Windows Phone 7 will be limited to AT&T and T-Mobile devices at first, with plans to broaden the availability to CDMA backers Verizon Wireless and Sprint next year. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
As Microsoft preps and primps for the rollout of Windows Phone 7, it’s beginning to look as if the launch gala may not be well attended by U.S. wireless operators.
That’s because, among the big U.S. operators, only AT&T and T-Mobile will be shipping phones that use Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) new mobile phone software when it’s released.