T-Mobile will exclusively offer the HTC HD7, one of the five Windows Phone 7 smartphones that Microsoft introduced Oct. 11. The HD7, which features the largest screen of the five handsets, and so also the largest virtual keypad, will arrive mid-November. Pricing details have not yet been announced.
“By delivering the largest screen available on a Windows Phone, T-Mobile is offering a top-notch smartphone entertainment experience,” said Paul Cole, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With deep integration of entertainment brands, social networking capabilities and rich Microsoft services, the HTC HD7 intelligently brings together information and experiences that matter to customers all in a bold, sophisticated design.”
The HD7 is going to be rocking a 4.3 inch touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, a 5 mega pixel camera that has autofocus, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage space, WI-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and of course Microsoft’s new software. “With deep integration of entertainment brands, social networking capabilities and rich Microsoft services, the HTC HD7 intelligently brings together information and experiences that matter to customers all in bold, sophisticated design,” Paul Cole, T-Mobile vice president of product management, said in a statement.
The handset comes pre-loaded with entertainment applications like T-Mobile TV, Netflix, Xbox LIVE, Slacker Radio, and Zune. The OS bring along with it Windows Phone Hubs, Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar and the Office Hub. With the Phone Hub, handset owners can indulge in an assimilated experience using the ability to access, sync or share their music, contacts, games and work. On the other hand, the Office Hub hosts mobile replicas of productivity programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and SharePoint Workspace.
Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas commented, “With its huge, vibrant display, high quality sound and built-in kickstand, the HTC HD7 smartphone is the ultimate device to enjoy the outstanding entertainment services made possible by Windows Phone 7. With the HTC HD7 smartphone, HTC and T-Mobile are once again coming together to deliver an outstanding smartphone experience to wireless consumers looking for both entertainment and productivity.”
Featuring a virtual keyboard, sending those long mails and messages seems to be quick and effortless with the all new HTC HD7. Outfitted with a built-in kickstand, the smartphone can simply be propped up to view fascinating movies and videos. It comes with a speedy mobile data experience and a TeleNav GPS Navigator which provides turn-by-turn navigation. The handset bunches up features like Internet Explorer 8, HD video recording, 16GB of on board memory, and a 5MP autofocus camera fitted with dual LED flash.
The HTC HD7 is expected to be available in the U.S. exclusively to T-Mobile customers in mid-November. In addition to the HTC HD7, T-Mobile plans to offer an additional Windows Phone 7 smartphone option in the Dell Venue Pro, a stylish full-QWERTY slider featuring a 4.1-inch screen, 5 megapixel camera and a Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. The Dell Venue Pro is expected to be available in the U.S. in time for the holidays directly from Dell and select retailers with service from T-Mobile.