Whether it was intended for announcement today or not we’ll never know, but Microsoft’s VP of Marketing just mentioned during a presentation that Windows Phone 7 will be launching this October. No more details, unfortunately — it’s not clear whether it’ll be a full launch with all the handsets ready to go, or a soft launch where they formally announce prices and dates for everything.
October still seems dangerously far away when you’ve got the iPhone 4 (problems notwithstanding) and Android 2.2 raring to go. But I’m keeping the fire. It looks like a great mobile OS, and even if it were launching next week that’d be too far out for me.