Microsoft smartphone to reach US next year
<a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=5">http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=5</a><br /><br />Since this is "SmartPhone Day", I thought I'd pass this along: people in the US should see this device shipping in the first half of 2003 (I think it will be Q1 2003 myself, but they're likely hedging their bets):<br /><br />"AT&T Wirless said Tuesday that its plans to make available Web-enabled smartphones running software from Microsoft in the United States in the first half of 2003. Similar phones go on sale in Europe this month. The announcement comes alongside a variety of news from Microsoft and its hardware, software and service provider partners regarding Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 software, which made its official debut at a London event Tuesday.<br /><br />Orange SA Tuesday announced the availability of service for the Web-enabled phones in Europe. It will be the first operator to offer service for Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 devices. Also, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled new handsets it is building that will use Microsoft's phone software. It will be one of four devices that Microsoft is showing at the London event, the company said."