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Image Gallery: Hands-on with the Windows Phone 7 smartphone collection

Microsoft has taken a stand in the cell phone market with the official unveiling of the awaited Windows Phone 7 operating system. Nine devices have been announced for the mobile OS so far, with three headed to the United States and the rest to be made available abroad. Here's a look at eight of them.
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Microsoft has taken a stand in the cell phone market with the official unveiling of the awaited Windows Phone 7 operating system. Nine devices have been announced for the mobile OS so far, with three headed to the United States and the rest to be made available abroad. Here's a hands-on look at eight of them.

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Dell Venue Pro. Availability: Before the holiday season with T-Mobile.

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LG Optimus 7Q. Availability: International, 2011.

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HTC Mozart. Availability: International, 2011.

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LG Quantum, the only Windows Phone 7-enabled device with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Availability: November on AT&T for $199 on contract. 

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The HTC HD7 sports a 4.3-inch display and runs on a a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Availability: Mid-November on T-Mobile for $199 on contract.

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The HTC HD7 sports a 4.3-inch display and runs on a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Availability: Mid-November on T-Mobile for $199 on contract.

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The HTC 7 Surround boasts a unique external slide-out speaker with Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD technology. Availability: November on AT&T for $199 on contract.

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Surveying the Windows Phone 7 showcase in New York City. On display: the LG Quantum, HTC 7 Surround and Samsung Focus.

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The Samsung Focus is the thinnest of the WP7-based smartphones, and it sports a 4-inch AMOLED display. Availability: November 8 on AT&T for $199 on contract. 

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The Samsung Focus is the thinnest of the WP7-based smartphones, and it sports a 4-inch AMOLED display.

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The Samsung Focus is the thinnest of the WP7-based smartphones, and it sports a 4-inch AMOLED display.

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HTC Trophy: International, 2011.

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