When Microsoft released Windows Phone 7 for GSM carriers, those on Verizon and Sprint wanted to know when the platform would be coming to their preferred carrier. While it has been widely assumed that Microsoft and Verizon/Sprint would announce WP7 in Q1, Neowin can confirm that the platform will be announced for the carrier this January.
The source stated that Windows Phone 7 would be coming to Verizon and Sprint in January but did not state if the devices would be announced at CES. Also, the specific devices were not mentioned, but thanks to a leaked flyer from Microsoft, we do know that the HTC Trophy will be among the first devices on Verizon.
While this information may be known to some, it is always reassuring hearing from another source that WP7 will be landing on Verizon and Sprint in the very near future. With CES happening in early January, it seems logical that it would be the venue of choice for the carriers.
For those on Sprint and Verizon, your wait for WP7 is almost over and for Microsoft, Verizon and Sprint represent a huge market and an area of growth. With the two carriers combined users surpassing 100 million users, its a market that Microsoft can use to help propel its platform.