Samsung GT-i8700 and Toshiba TG03 officially certified

The hotly anticipated Samsung GT-i8700 Windows Phone7 handset has just passed the GCF certification today. This device seems to be one of the most WP7 phone out of all the other we have seen leaked lately. Ironically, somebody how had the chance to use it told me that it definitely inst his favorite especially because of the ugly plastic backside that looks completely out of place compared to the front.

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HTC hosting launch party event in Taiwan on October 7

More dates, more fun…HTC has just sent out press invitations for an October 7 launch event in Taiwan. Could this be about the company’s Windows Phone 7 devices? If so then this will perfectly match the October 7th Windows Phone 7 event in Paris hosted by Steve Ballmer which was announced nearly 3 months ago. But, this is most likely the Taiwanese version of the Android launch event that took place in London on September 15th. The invitation is nearly identical and you can see the HTC Desire HD in it. HTC won’t launch or announce its Windows Phone 7 handsets before Microsoft’s conference/event/whatever you want to call it.

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HTC’s CEO still wants to “innovate on top” of Windows Phone 7

I seems like HTC still can’t get over the fact that they aren’t allowed to customize the Windows Phone 7 UI. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Peter Chou, has stated once again that he hopes to “innovate on top” of Windows Phone 7 even though the general consensus after the leaked HTC Hub videos is that the company isn’t really doing a good job at it with all the funky looking animations. Check it out after the break:

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Microsoft is holding a Press Conference on October 11

Wooo! more Windows Phone 7  date rumors…Microsoft is holding a press conferenceon October 11 (Open House day in NYC) which will start at 2PM GMT and 9AM ET-6AMPT US. Unfortunitely the subject of the event is nowhere to be seen (no mention of WP7 or anything) so we will have to wait again before knowing what it is all about. Just yesterday P.Thurott was telling us that OCT 11 isn’t about Windows Phone 7..things are getting complicated…

Windows Phone 7 Launching in the US on November 8 ?

Ready for more Windows Phone 7 launch date rumors? According to Paul Thurott the US launch of Windows Phone 7 will take place on November 8. This will be 2 weeks after the rumored European launch. Paul also confirms that apparently the October 11th Open House NYC event is not related to WP7. Anyway, the only think that is official today is the fact that Steve Ballmer will be in Europe in early October (Oct 6 in the UK and Oct 7 in France for the Windows Phone 7 developer event).

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HTC Spark / HTC 7 Trophy Windows Phone 7 Rom leaks

Let the leaks begin! The second HTC windows Phone 7 device rom has just leaked a few minutes ago and is apparently Vodafone’s HTC Spark aka HTC 7 Trophy (aka HTC Mondrian?) Rom (RUU_Spark_Vodafone_UK_1.07.161.04_Spark_5.50.09_RELEASE). As you can see in the screenshot above the device pictured looks exactly like the HTC 7 Trophy. Not much else is known about the ROM but I’m sure that XDA folks will take it apart soon enough. The first WP7 device rom that leaked was the HTC Mondrian’s back in May.

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