Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,790 Reviews & Articles | 46,902 News Posts

Windows Phone 7 GSM-only until 2011

October launch will leave Verizon and Sprint in the dark
| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 10:49 pm

Sorry Verizon and Sprint fans; it seems that you are going to have to wait a little longer than the rest to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 device. CDMA support for Windows Phone 7 has been pushed off until 2011. GSM networks are more prevalent worldwide and were therefore made a priority by Microsoft.




According to senior product manager Greg Sullivan, Microsoft "doesn't have unlimited resources" and "had to make some trade-offs" to meet their schedule. This leaves all of WP7's eggs in AT&T and T-Mobile's baskets for their U.S. launch, and even T-Mobile has not confirmed launch-day availability of WP7 enabled devices. Sullivan is "very confident" that a CDMA update will happen in the first half of 2011 and the rest of the carriers will be able to jump on the WP7 bandwagon.



Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases