Windows Phone coming to Colombia in December

We know Brazil is ready for Windows Phone, so it only makes sense that Colombia get some love too. And according to Jorge Silva Luján, Microsoft Colombia GM, Windows Phone is heading there in December. So was the news conveyed to by him over all things, Twitter, a few days ago.

"Windos Phone en Colombia. Diciembre!! Las personas son el centro,no los iconos ni las aplicaciones. Como tiene que ser. Listos?""Windows Phone: People at the center, not apps or icons. They way it should have always been. Colombia available in December. Are you ready?"

From later tweets, he reveals that the carriers Comcel and Movistar will be getting the devices and that both are involved in the approval process at this point. While it's not clear which phone or phones will be available, it looks like the Samsung Focus may be one of them.

Source: Twitter; Thanks, Elmo C., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Nice news. WP7 is finally coming south of the border.PS.: I'm Brazilian but I know how upset my fellows Colombians become when someone calls their country as Columbia instead of Colombia. Just a tip. ;)
  • Ah yes, certainly my bad. Fixed!
  • uyyy buenisimo. Movistar is also in Peru, hopefully they take advantage of their new hate for blackberries. It has suddenly become cool to make fun of BB in south America.
  • Same thing going on in Panama. BB were just a fad.
  • Yup, I bought my HD7 here in Panama for way too much money, I would love to get my wife one under contract.
  • Great news! Buenas noticias para los hermanos Colombianos.I have my unlocked LG E900 but would really like to finally have local support here in Venezuela!