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We reported yesterday on market concerns about delayed shipments of Windows phone 7 handsets by HTC.
We were subsequently contacted by HTCâ€™s PR company, Waggener Edstrom who confirmed there would be no delay in the availability of HTC handsets.
I saw post you authored earlier today regarding a delay in shipment of HTC Windows Phone 7 handsets. I wanted to follow up and let you know that previous reports of an HTC Windows Phone 7 shipment delay were inaccurate. HTC is excited about the launch of our new Windows Phone 7 smartphones, many of which are beginning to ship this week across Europe.
This week, we will be shipping Windows Phone 7 smartphones with Vodafone, Orange and O2 and are excited for our customers to experience this fresh, new approach to the mobile experience. Also, beginning this week we will be hosting a series of consumer Windows Phone 7 meet-ups across Europe beginning with Berlin this Friday night and then moving on to London, Paris, Madrid and Milan next week. This provides consumers across Europe with an opportunity to experience HTC’s line-up of Windows Phone 7 devices.
Digitimes also reports the problems which have been speculated to be a range of issues ranging from a reboot problem to a faulty proximity sensor, have now been resolved, and phones will be shipped as originally scheduled.
Of course unlike Windows Mobile, Windows phone 7 has made the process of updating devices after launch significantly easier, so early launch bugs should be fixable well after devices are released.