Us Canadians have the following new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 devices: Rogers Samsung Focus, Bell LG Optimus Quantum and TELUS LG Optimus 7 and the HTC Surround. They are all touchscreen devices except for the Optimus Quantum by LG.
Before WP7 launched in Canada Greg Milligan, Microsoft Canada’s Mobility Solutions Manager, stated that “the first manufacturers are LG, Samsung, HTC, we’ll have those available here in Canada. We also see Dell coming into the market as well and some other manufacturers in 2011”. Today on Rogers Redboard, Microsoft’s Mike O’Sullivan stopped by to give a quick demo of the Samsung Focus. Pretty standard demo that gives all the features of the device.
At the tail end of the conversation he stated that “there’s a ton of momentum and we’re really excited about this. There’s more devices coming. You’re going to see additional form factors. If you’re the type of person that loves a hardware keyboard, you’re going to see more phones like that coming out in the future, so stay tuned. There’s a lot of excitement in this space and we can’t wait to roll out more devices in the Canadian market.”
The other devices with physical keyboards that are currently available in other markets are the Dell Venue Pro and the HTC 7 Pro. So you most likely count on these devices coming to Canada soon. Check out the video after the break