We suppose it’s only fitting, last week was the week of all the Android announcements and this is the week of Windows Phone 7. T-Mobile has announced that the HTC HD7 will be the first phone from T-Mobile built on Windows Phone 7 operating system. The HTC HD7 features a 4.3-inch touch display, the largest screen available on a Windows Phone in the U.S. Consequently, the HTC HD7 also features the largest virtual keyboard available on a Windows Phone in the U.S. The HTC HD7 also features a Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor for blazing fast processing.
The HTC HD7 delivers GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation from TeleNav GPS Navigator™, Internet Explorer 8, 16 GB of internal memory, HD video recording, and an advanced 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash. 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’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.
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.