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The Windows Mobile brand is now dead. Earlier today, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Phone. Windows Phone is new branding effort by Microsoft that includes all mobile phones that ship with Windows Mobile 6.5.

window phone Don’t get it wrong. Windows Phone is not a new mobile phone from Microsoft, it is simply a branding of all mobile phones that ship with Windows Mobile 6.5 or later in future. Just take an example of Google Phone(phones that are shipped with Android, such as G1).

So which mobile phones are expected to launch under Windows Phone brand, according to Neowin here is the list:

In North America:

  • HTC Pure from AT&T
  • HTC Imagio from Verizon Wireless
  • Samsung Intrepid from Sprint, available Oct. 11, 2009
  • HTC Tilt 2 from AT&T, available in the coming weeks

In Latin America:

  • Samsung Omnia II available in the coming weeks from TIM Brasil

In Europe:

  • MDA Vario V, MDA Compact V and HTC Touch2 and the Samsung Omnia II from Deutsche Telekom in select European markets
  • HTC HD2 from Orange, available in the coming weeks in France
  • HTC Touch2 from Orange, available in the coming weeks in France, Spain, Switzerland and Romania
  • A software update for the HTC Touch Pro2 from Orange, available in the coming weeks in France, U.K. and Romania
  • Samsung Omnia II from Orange, available in the coming weeks in Poland, Switzerland and Slovakia and from early December in France
  • Samsung Omnia LITE from Orange, available in the coming weeks in France and Spain
  • Samsung Omnia PRO B7320 from Orange, available in the coming weeks in France and the U.K.
  • Toshiba TG01 W from Orange, available as an update to the TG01 in the coming weeks in France, the U.K., Switzerland and Romania
  • LG GM750 and Samsung Omnia II from SFR in France
  • TMN Bluebelt 2 and TMN Silverbelt, made by ZTE Corp., from TMN in Portugal
  • Samsung Omnia II and Omnia LITE from TMN in Portugal
  • HTC Touch Diamond2 from Vodafone in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Africa and Central Europe
  • HTC Touch Pro2 from Vodafone in the U.K. and Switzerland
  • LG GM750 from Vodafone in Germany, the U.K., Spain and the Netherlands

The following phones are available on the open market in Europe:

  • Samsung Omnia II, Omnia LITE, Omnia PRO B7320, Omnia PRO B7330 and Omnia PRO B7610 available in October

In Asia:

  • ZTE X60 from China Unicom
  • HTC Touch Diamond2 from Telstra

The following phones are available on the open market in Asia:

  • Acer beTouch E100, beTouch E101, beTouch E200 and Acer neoTouch
  • Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20
  • HTC Snap, HTC Touch Pro2, HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch2
  • LG GM730 and LG GM550
  • Samsung Omnia II and Samsung Omnia PRO B7320, Omnia PRO B7330

There are two questions left to be asked? Did Microsoft make the announcement at the right time? Do you think with this brand they can easily gain more market share and beat Google Phone and iPhone on the long run?

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