Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will launch the long-awaited Windows Phone 7 on October 11th with events worldwide, including the main one in New York City. In NYC, there will be keynote presentations by both Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega. AT&T is the preferred launch partner in the US and is expected to have three handsets available at launch. T-Mobile will also be releasing handsets, but so far it seems that the rumor/announcement of no CDMA carriers until 2011 is correct.
October 11th may be the launch date, but devices aren’t expected to be in retail stores until November 8th in the US, so we’ll still have to wait for another month.