The recently announced HTC HD7 is one of five new Windows Phones by HTC, running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 1 GHz, the HTC HD7 supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS, an FM radio plus a motion-, proximity and ambient light sensor. The 4.3" capacitive touchscreen supports the Windows Phone 7 required WVGA resolution at 800 x 480 pixel and the 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flashlight allows 720p HD video recording.
At a size of 122 x 68 x 11.2 mm, the HD7 weights 162 g and the device comes with 576 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM and inbuilt flash memory of 8 or 16 GB (carrier specific). On the front, the device sports the Windows Phone 7 typical Start, Back and Search buttons which are touch sensitive. On the right side, the device features the Windows Phone 7 typical camera shutter and the volume up/down rocker. The power on/off switch is located on the top while the standard micro USB port is located on the bottom, next to the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack.
Quite unique for Windows Phone 7 and smartphones in general is the kickstand on the back which allows to use the HD7 in a landscape position, for instance for watching videos.
The device sports a metallic black/anthracite frame but the battery cover and the whole backside are made out of high quality soft-touch plastic.
Please note that the pictured device was a marketing sample and the commercial sales version will have a slighly different color-set.
The HTC HD7 will be available across Europe and Asia from October 21.
Cheers ~ Arne