Windows Phone 7 Launches Today in North America with Xbox Live Support

With Windows Phone 7 devices on sale in the US and Canada, buyers will now be able to log on to Xbox Live on the go, padding his or her Gamerscore with achievements from downloadable games.

Existing Xbox Live users can link their Gamertag to their new device for some extra features including

  • Avatars. Take your 3-D Avatar and props with you on the phone with full closet access.
  • Friends. Bring your Xbox LIVE friends with you everywhere; see who's online and what your friends are doing on their consoles, PCs or phones.
  • Achievements. Compare achievements with anybody on your Friends List.
  • Messaging. Communicate with anyone in the Xbox LIVE community through Xbox LIVE text messages.
As for games, all AT&T customers will get "ilomilo" for free to kick-start the mobile gaming action. Additionally, all games with Xbox Live support will have free demos, mirroring the policy of Xbox Live Arcade.

The available games available are:

  • Flowerz
  • Fogger HD
  • Flight Control
  • Star Wars: Battle for Hoth
  • Bejeweled LIVE
  • The Harvest
  • Rocket Riot
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • The Sims 3
  • De Blob Revolution
  • Twin Blades
  • Hexic Rush
  • Tetris Monopoly
  • Uno HD
  • CarneyVale: Showtime
  • Glyder
  • O.M.G.
  • Glow Artisan
  • The Revenants
  • Need for Speed
  • More Brain Exercise
  • ilomiloand
  • Guitar Hero 5
Let us know if you snag a Windows Phone 7 device and what you think of your shiny new toy in the comments.