Monday, December 13, 2010

Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Philippines, in partnership with HTC Corp. and Smart Communications, Inc., has launched Windows Phone 7, the latest and much-awaited mobile technology from Microsoft, designed to optimize the mobile experience and give its users everything they love in just a snap.

“We are very excited to bring Windows Phone 7 and introduce it to the local market,” said John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines. “Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone to fuel new experiences by making everyday tasks easier to accomplish – getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information easier and faster.”

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 get things done faster.

Microsoft tied up with leading network provider Smart Communications, Inc., creating a special combination of service platforms and an innovative technology that revolutionizes the way Filipinos consume data and communicate.

“We are pleased to partner with Microsoft in launching Windows Phone 7 devices in the Philippines,” said Napoleon Nazareno, President and CEO, Smart. “With Smart’s superior network coverage powering Windows Phone 7 devices, we will provide mobile phone users a more productive and enriching experience.”

The sleek and elegantly-crafted HTC 7 Mozart is the first Windows Phone 7-powered smartphone to be available to the Filipinos.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Microsoft and Smart in taking the Windows Phone 7 experience to a whole new level with HTC 7 Mozart,” said Mark Sergio, Country Manager for the Philippines, HTC Corp. “With the Windows Phone 7 technology powering the HTC 7 Mozart, users are given more control over the information that they need and are provided with a more enhanced mobile lifestyle.”

The HTC 7 Mozart allows its users to have an all-around multimedia experience. It is equipped with the SRS WOW HD technology, enabling virtual surround sound for a richer listening and viewing experience. With Windows Phone 7 as the platform, it is also the first in the Philippines to offer the Zune music experience on a phone where users can play their music collection, synced wirelessly from their PC.

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