Windows Phone 7 Won’t Be Available on CDMA Carriers This Year

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No hard feelings.

After last night’s report that Verizon would not be offering Windows Phone 7 devices this year, Microsoft has stated that their new mobile OS will only launch on GSM carriers in 2010.

Greg Sullivan, senior product manager at Microsoft, spoke to the CNET and said the company is focused on the wireless standard that’s most readily available in the US and in Europe, which happens to be GSM. Microsoft’s GSM launch partners in the US are expected to be AT&T and T-Mobile.

Verizon Wireless and Sprint are expected to receive CDMA versions of the new OS sometime in the first half of 2011.