Windows Phone 7 UK release date: October 11th official

Worldwide event invite confirms global launch date

Major manufacturers on board for next week's launch

Following on from speculation earlier in the month, we’ve had it confirmed from Microsoft itself that the Windows Phone 7 platform will get its launch on October 11th.

An invite circulating the media for an event on the 11th claims to be for the “Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event at the NYC Microsoft Technology Centre,” which leaves very little room for doubt.

While the platform itself will get its global launch next Monday, we’re still unsure as to when the first WP7 handsets will be hitting shelves in the UK. Every major manufacturer is on board to produce a smartphone powered by Microsoft’s new baby, though, so it shouldn’t be too long of a wait.

We’ll keep you posted with more news as we get it. Are you excited about Windows Phone 7? Let us know your thoughts on the T3 Twitter feed.