Windows Phone 7 devices hitting retail in Europe on October 21?

We already know for sure that Microsoft is planning to hold several Windows Phone 7  related events at the beginning of October but the retail date of availability of the Windows Phone 7 devices is still a mystery. A Microsoft Windows Phone 7 raffle contest in Germany apparently mentions the October 21th date in the Terms and Condition document. This means that the winners of the Windows Phone 7 devices will receive them on Oct 21th. Interestingly this date fits perfectly with the 42 Week availability (October 18 – 24) of the HTC HD7 that leaked yesterday.
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Glu Mobile Announces Windows Phone 7 support and launch Titles: Guitar Hero 5 and Glyder

Famous Mobile game developer Glu Mobile has just announced that ift will launch Xbox Live enabled titles for Windows Phone 7 this fall. Guitar Hero 5 and Glyder: Adventure Worlds are the two launch games announced today but the company is surely planning to release more games once the platform hits the shelves this holiday season. Full Press Release after the break:

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Verizon HTC Lexikon aka P4210 specifications revealed

Remember the Verizon HTC P4210 that passed the FCC a couples of days ago? Well it is apparently condemaned the HTC Lexikon and has the following specifications which look simmilar to the recently announced T-Mobile G2 and HTC Desire Z :

- 3.8″ WVGA screen
- MSM7630 SoC clocked @ 800Mhz
- 512 Mb of Ram
- Android 2.2
- 5Mp camera (with flash?)
- 4Gb of Flash
- Slide-out Qwerty Keyboard

 
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Zune goes international: Countries and pricing announced

Microsoft has just announced that the Zune Music and Video services is finally going international with the launch of Windows Phone 7. The company has also announced all of the pricing plans for the different services included in Zune. As you will see some countries will get more stuff that others but this was expected givin how hard it is to secure music and video rights on a worldwide scale. The Zune Desktop Software with Windows Phone 7 support  (version 4.7) will serve as the basis of this international expansion and will be available for download in 20 countries.

• Zune Marketplace will extend services to several markets in Europe and beyond.

- Zune Pass (U.K., France, Italy and Spain). The monthly music subscription service will be available for 9.99 euros /8.99 pounds per month for unlimited download and streaming access to the Zune music catalog and will be accessible on Windows-based PCs, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE. The offer in the U.S. will remain at $14.99 per month for unlimited downloads and streaming access, with the ability to keep 10 MP3s per month.8
- Music purchase (U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Germany). Expansion to these markets will enable consumers to purchase MP3s and listen on their Windows-based PC, Windows Phone 7 or any other device that supports MP3 format. Users will also be able to purchase music videos to enjoy on Windows-based PC, Windows Phone 7 and Zune on Xbox LIVE.

- Video purchase (U.K., France, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). Consumers will now be able to purchase movies to download and watch anywhere – on the big screen in the living room with Xbox LIVE or their Windows-based PC as well as sync it to their Windows Phone 7 to enjoy on the go.9

- Movie rental (U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). In addition to Zune video on Xbox LIVE, consumers in thesecountries will now be able to rent movies for viewing on their Windows-based PC or choose to sync the rental to their Windows Phone 7.

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