Live from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch event (Update: We're Live!)

Oh, Microsoft. Only you would throw the official launch event for your new mobile operating system on a national holiday and wait to tell the invited folks about it until just 5 days before.

Oh well. We’re live in NYC, where Microsoft is expected to finally pull back the last wee bit of curtain shrouding Windows Phone 7, while also showing off a bunch of the phones their hardware partners have been cracking on since the platform’s announcement back in February. Join us after the jump for the liveblog, won’t you?

The event starts at 6:30 a.m Pacific (that’s 9:30 a.m. for all of you East Coasters), so be sure to bookmark this page and tune back in around then for all the up-to-the-instant details.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Debut in New York City