T-Mobile USA To Offer HTC HD 7 & Dell Venue Pro Windows 7 Phones
With so much smartphone talk being about Android and iOS, it makes you wonder what happened to Windows-based smartphones.
In a press release, T-Mobile announced the HTC HD 7, which will be the first smartphone to run the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. The handset will have a 4.3-inch touch screen display. The handset will also have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5.0-MP camera with dual LED flash, HD recording, GPS & 16 GB of internal memory.
Windows Phone 7 will feature what Microsoft calls “Live Tiles.” Instead of using icons like most smartphones have, it allows users to see what’s going on in an application without having to open the application.
Window Phone 7 will also feature “Windows Phone Hub” which will put applications, services and content into a single view. Windows Phone Hubs will also sync your contacts and allow you to access your games, music & contacts from wherever you are.
The HTC HD 7 will also have a lot of productivity & entertainment features. The handset will feature Netflix, which will allow users to watch streaming movies on their phone, and users will also be able to watch live and on-demand TV from ABC News Now, FOX Sports, PBS Kids, Azteca America and many more.
Users will also be able to use XboxLive with the HTC HD 7, which will allow them to connect to other Xbox Live customers and view their avatars, achievements and more, and it will come with Zune software for media management.
The HTC HD7 will have business users covered with a fully integrated Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar and Office Hub, which will offer users mobile version of Office apps, plus SharePoint.
In addition, T-Mobile will be carrying the Dell Venue Pro, which will also run Windows Phone 7. The Venue Pro will have a full-QWERTY keyboard, a 4.1-inch screen, a 5.0-megapiexel camera and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
The HTC HD 7 will be available in mid-November. For more information go to the T-Mobile HD 7 website. The Dell Venue Pro is expected to be available around the holidays. For more information on the Dell Venue Pro go to Dell’s website.