RadarNEW YORK — Nov. 7, 2011 — Consumers today can experience new Windows Phone 7.5, formerly code-named “Mango,” with a selection of sleek and stylish smartphones from HTC Corp. and Samsung, starting at just $49.99. Now available at AT&T, the, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash are the newest additions to the Windows Phone portfolio, joining the HTC Radar 4G, available at T-Mobile USA Inc.

Microsoft designed Windows Phone around one simple concept: People belong at the center of the phone experience. To demonstrate this approach, Microsoft put real people inside a giant six-story phone in New York City’s Herald Square to bring to life the phone’s key features and experiences. A life-size “Plants vs. Zombies” battle highlighted the phone’s rich Xbox LIVE gaming experience, while Far East Movement brought the Music + Video Hub to life with a live lunchtime concert for hundreds of fans in. The theme of the day — connecting people — was underscored when a New York man proposed to his girlfriend from inside the Me Tile of the giant phone.

See todays full press release at http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/nov11/11-07MSMangoGAPR.mspx.  Get more information, pictures and videos at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/. And don’t forget the product area at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone.