John Paczkowski

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Sleight of Handheld: T-Mobile Appears, Disappears from Windows Phone 7 Launch Agenda

When it debuts on October 11, Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS will be available on devices from T-Mobile, as well as AT&T.

And that’s official.

Moments ago, the carrier–whose name was mysteriously removed from a Windows Phone 7 launch event invitation earlier today–confirmed its participation in next week’s WP7 festivities. “T-Mobile has indicated support for Windows Phone 7 and will announce details of our Windows Phone 7 offering on Oct. 11,” the company said in a statement.

Thank God for that. Because with Microsoft’s now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t invitations, it was getting difficult to tell.

This morning the agenda for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 worldwide launch event read:

T-Mobile reps will be present for device showing and their service offering discussion / Microsoft developer architect will demonstrate Windows Phone 7 applications

But after word of T-Mobile’s inclusion in the event spread, Microsoft removed the carrier’s name, changing the text to:

We will present a Windows Phone 7 device / Microsoft developer architect will demonstrate Windows Phone 7 applications

It’s not clear why Microsoft (MSFT) changed the text, though I imagine AT&T (T)–the company’s “premier partner” for the WP7 launch–couldn’t have been too happy sharing billing with a rival carrier.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik