Still loyal to Microsoft and waiting on the first batch of Windows Phone 7 devices to be released? Well, if so, then this latest bit of news will be music to your ears.

Windows phone 7Microsoft COO Kevin Turner just revealed in his presentation that the first set of Windows Phone 7 devices will be released 'likely' in the November time frame in the US with Europe getting theirs a month earlier sometime in October. Some of the more prominent handset makers who have expressed their intent on releasing a Windows Phone 7 device include Samsung, HTC, LG, and Asus with more manufacturers likely to follow soon thereafter. HP, meanwhile, has chosen to forego Windows Phone 7 and is banking their money on the webOS platform developed by their newly acquired company, Palm.

Here's a video of that presentation courtesy of Engadget:

With the Android phones and the iPhone dominating the headlines as of late, the arrival of Windows Phone 7 should be a welcome change. Now, as to whether it will be a worthy alternative or not, that's a question we're looking forward to be answered when the first batch of Windows Phone 7 handsets finally gets released.

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