Microsoft has taken on a swift strategy of releasing the its new OS in tandem with a bevy of handsets.

These devices are already fast tracked into release on various partner networks in Europe, Asia and the US. Microsoft has been prescriptive as the minimal system requirements on the Windows Phone 7 handsets and this is certainly a good thing as it allows a consistent user experience across the various handsets.

There are 10 handsets for initial release with another device available in early 2010.

The various handsets have been covered in great detail by Engadget and can be viewed via this link.