HTC and Windows tech combined
The Windows Mobile 7-powered HD7 phone, with a code name of 6HTHD7XM, is shipped with a 4.3-inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen running at 800×480 pixels resolution. It is driven by a fast and powerful 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon mobile processor beating at its core. The device will have HTC’s own customised version of Sense User Interface for WP7 phones.
For the European version, the phone will come with 512 ROM and 576 RAM internal onboard memory with 8 GB built-in storage on a non-removable microSD card. It also allows memory expansion up to 32 GB through microSD expansion cards.
Imaging and multimedia
The HTC HD7 also features a 5 megapixel camera which can record images at a maximum 2592 х 1944 pixels resolution. The camera comes with dual LED flash and is capable of recording 720p high-definition video. It also includes features like autofocus and supports geo-tagging of photos.
The HD7 has separate music and movie players that can render MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 video formats as well as MP3, WMV, WAV and eAAC+ audio formats. Superb-sounding audio is provided by an enhanced Texas Instrument chip. There is a built-in microphone plus a 3.5 mm audio jack that provides headphone connectivity as well as acts as an FM antenna support.
The HTC HD7 is slightly bigger which is due mostly to its wide 4.3-inch touchscreen. It has measurements of 122 x 68 x 11.2 mm, thinner than most smartphones in this category. The design is stylish and sleek with a build quality that appears to be first-rate. There is the standard WP7 Back, Start and Search buttons beneath the display as well as a kick stand at the back of the device.
Range of connectivity
The HD7 smartphone, like the latest batch of mobile handsets, includes a wide range of connectivity features including EDGE, GPRS, a GPS transceiver with A-GPS support and 3G HSDPA. Additional connectivity options are provided by Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. The HD7 phone comes with a new version of Internet Explorer Mobile, which is a definite improvement over the previous ones.
Judging from its specs, the HTC HD7 appears to be a fine choice for a Windows Phone 7 phone. Many mobile phone companies are likewise planning to come up with their own Windows Phone 7 handsets but the HD7 looks like a tough act to follow.