10/11/2010 10:01:00 AM
Manufacturers to announce Windows Phone 7 devices today (11 October)
Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC and LG are expected to announce their Windows Phone 7 ranges at a launch in London this afternoon.
Critics have hailed Windows Phone 7 as Microsoft's last chance to make an impact on the mobile market.
According to Deutsche Bank estimates, the software giant's marketing budget for the Windows Phone 7 launch is at least £250m.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently told the market: 'I think it's fair to say we've got a lot of work to do.'