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Don't believe everything you tweet; no Windows Phone 7 for Verizon in 2010

Posted by Chris Smith

Verizon If you were waiting for your WP7 device to be made available on Verizon this holiday it looks like you will have to wait a little longer. Don't worry though, good things come to those that wait and according to Verizon and Microsoft, Windows Phone 7 devices will be available on the nation's number one network in early 2011.

A tweet was posted by @windowsphone over the weekend saying that WP7 devices were going to be available during the 2010 holidays at Verizon:

"WP7 devices will be rolling into Verizon stores this holiday season and more will arrive in early 2011."

That tweet caught the attention of several tech sites because up until then everyone had been thinking that WP7 devices wouln't be available until 2011. After a few short hours of confusion and dare I say excitement, @windowsphone posted another tweet, not dismissing the 2010 holiday release, but making it somewhat clear that Windows Phone 7 devices won't be available until early 2011 on Verizon.

And then today, to make things even more clear, a Verizon spokeswoman responded to PCWorld saying that, "The tweet is incorrect...", basically putting the idea of a 2010 release out of our minds for good. It's a crazy, roller-coaster ride of WP7 emotion, but it looks like if you want a WP7 device this Christmas you are going to have to sign up for AT&T or T-Mobile service.

Via [PCWorld]


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