Well I’ll be damned. The only providers for Windows Phone 7 handsets will be GSM-based, meaning they use SIM cards and are AT&T and T-Mobile. CDMA-based carriers like Sprint and Verizon, will be left out in the cold till 2011, as recently speaking to CNET, Microsoft senior product manager, Greg Sullivan, said:
“For the worldwide market, the vast majority of phones are GSM phones, so we focused on GSM first and then plan to deliver an update that will have great CDMA support in the first half of 2011. That’s device availability in the first half and we’re very confident of that. That’s probably a conservative estimate.”
Is it time to raise the pitchforks? No. Let’s see if Windows Phone 7 is really all it’s acting up to be this holiday season, on a GSM carrier of course.