Earlier today we told that Verizon had said that they wouldn’t be selling any Windows Phone 7 smartphones until 2011, which we thought was down to Verizon who were concentrating on Android devices for the rest of the year.
It seems the reason that there will be no Verizon Windows Phone 7 smartphones this year is down to Microsoft, as Greg Sullivan, Microsoft’s Senior product manager recently told Cnet that there will not be any CDMA Windows Phone 7 handsets launching until 2011.
“For the worldwide market, the vast majority of phones are GSM phones, so we focused on GSM first and then plan to deliver an update that will have great CDMA support in the first half of 2011. That’s device availability in the first half and we’re very confident of that. That’s probably a conservative estimate.”
So it looks like none of the carriers will be launching CDMA Windows Phone 7 smartphones this year and not just Verizon.