Today, T-Mobile announced the HTC HD7, one of the world's first smartphones using the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Built as a multimedia centric phone, the new HD7 features a 4.3-inch touch display and has pre-loaded applications from Netflix, T-Mobile TV, Slacker Radio, Xbox LIVE and Zune. The HTC HD7 runs on Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, has 16GB internal memory, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus lens and dual LED flash, and comes with GPS with TeleNav, Bluetooth and WiFi as well as IE 8. Here is more info on the HTC HD7:
Windows Phone 7 also delivers an integrated experience on the HTC HD7 through Windows Phone Hubs. Hubs bring together a related set of applications, services and content into a single view to simplify common tasks. Your contacts, music, games and work can be shared, synced and accessed virtually wherever you happen to be.
With the new HTC HD7, customers can access their favorite movies, TV shows, games, music and more on a large 4.3-inch screen. The HTC HD7?s top pre-installed entertainment applications include the following:
? Netflix for streaming thousands of movies and TV shows for Netflix members to watch instantly on the HTC HD7?s large, crisp screen. ? T-Mobile TV, offering consumers access to live and on-demand TV, including free programming from ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids, Azteca America, family holiday movie favorites and more. ? Slacker Radio for listening to free, personalized radio with over 130 genre stations and the ability for customers to create stations of their own. ? Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of games and fun, connecting customers to a global community of more than 25 million active Xbox LIVE members and offering easy access to Xbox LIVE features such as Friends, Avatars, Achievements, Messaging and more. ? Zune for loading people?s favorite media ? music, movies, TV shows and podcasts ? and taking it wherever.
In addition to rich entertainment, the HTC HD7 also keeps customers connected throughout the day with a best-in-class productivity experience featuring the largest virtual keyboard available on a Windows Phone in the U.S. The HTC HD7 includes fully integrated Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar as well as Office Hub, which offers customers mobile versions of popular productivity programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint Workspace.
The HTC HD7 is also the first device to offer T-Mobile Family Room, a new application exclusively from T-Mobile that helps families keep in touch and manage their busy lives. Customers can write a note on a virtual chalkboard and add shared calendar events for their Family Room group to coordinate get-togethers. Sharing pictures and interacting is easy, with real-time notifications alerting users when any family member posts something for everyone to see.
Availability The HTC HD7 is expected to be available in the U.S. exclusively to T-Mobile customers in mid-November. More details will be available at http://htc.t-mobile.com/hd7
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.