Windows Phone 7 to be launched on October 21 in Europe. AT&T HTC Mondrian revealed in ads

Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to launch different Windows Phone 7 devices in Europe on October 21.

According to Neowin, this is the date when said WP7 devices will be available for purchase in the following European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Before that, Microsoft should hold an event on October 11 in New York, to showcase some of the devices (we’ve heard about this before).

Neowin doesn’t know when WP7 devices will be available in the US, but Paul Thurrott seems to know (from “a very reliable source”): November 8.

So, as previously rumored: Europe should get WP7 handsets in October, while the US will have them in November.

In the US, AT&T will be the “premier Windows Phone 7 carrier” – and we can now confirm that one of its WP7 devices is the HTC Mondrian (seen below).

The Mondrian appears in two commercials (found via WMPowerUser), which are based on the idea that most phones today eat up way too much of our time (see the BlackBerry Bold guy in the first video). Microsoft believes that Windows Phone 7 devices aren’t like that. “It’s time for a phone to save us from our phones”, it’s said in the second video.

Judging by these ads, Windows Phone 7 should have no problems competing with Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Symbian. But let’s wait and see what happens (market share-wise) a few months after WP7 devices become available.

Author: Florin

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