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

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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.

From The Chatty
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    November 8, 2010 10:55 AM

    I loved windows phone look so much...... i would love to have it....... :))
    I have even downloaded and applied windows theme to my desktop......
    it looks awesome... if you too want, you can have a look at this persons blog.... its awesome.... :)
    http://pingmeup.blogspot.com/2010/04/windows-mobile-desktop-theme-love-it.html

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      November 8, 2010 11:08 AM

      I don't see how people can like the new Windows mobile layout. The fonts drive me nuts. All different sizes, out of frame, off center and loosely placed all over the screen. Some are across multiple screens just to say "GAMES" . What a horrible way to display data on a small screen.

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        November 8, 2010 11:25 AM

        people have different opinions. For example, I love the look. Much better than the grid of desktop icons like on the iphone.

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          November 8, 2010 11:32 AM

          i also liked the style... they have done something different and it looks good.......

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        November 8, 2010 2:21 PM

        To be honest, it looks like a visual design student was allowed free reign over an entire operating system. Still, overly stylish doesn't necessarily mean bad. I haven't used it, so I'm not sure.

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      November 8, 2010 11:10 AM

      Whatever you say.... i think its one of the best mobile OS version released by microsoft....
      And it looks so cool to me.......

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        November 8, 2010 2:48 PM

        ...so cool you had to register today to tell everyone about it?

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        November 8, 2010 4:11 PM

        LOL, 5 posts in this article and nothing else. Is he a shill or is he just over fanatical?