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Windows Phone 7 US Launch An Apparent Success

By Aaron Allen / November 9, 2010

T-Mobile HTC HD7 –  It looks as though Microsoft can breathe a sigh of relief. It doesn’t appear that the Windows Phone 7 is going to be an outright flop here in the States. Initial reports suggest that demand has been strong for the first batch of Windows Phone 7 devices following yesterday’s US launch with one phone reportedly going out of stock.

T-Mobile’s entry in the Windows Phone 7 race—the HTC HD7—was temporarily sold out Monday.

However the phone, which features a high-definition display and 16 GB of built-in memory—appears to be back in stock.

The demand is a good sign for Microsoft, which needs Windows Phone 7 to be a hit in order to get back in the smartphone race against Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android.

Windows Phone 7 devices, regardless of manufacturer, will deliver a common user experience based on an interface Microsoft calls Live Tiles. The tiles, six in total, allow users to quickly access calling, social media, messaging, photo, e-mail, and personal applications and services. They also deliver real-time information to the main interface.

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