HTC HD7 Now Available for Pre-order

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Those who are ready to commit to the HTC HD7 can already put in a pre-order from Amazon.com, even though this cutting-edge Windows Phone 7 device won’t be available for two weeks.

The HD7 is going to have the largest display of any smartphone running Microsoft’s new operating system, as well as a range of other cutting-edge features.

HTC HD7 with Microsoft Windows Phone 7Amazon.com’s pre-order price for this model is $170 with a two-year contract, which is $30 below T-Mobile’s official one.

This smartphone is going to launch on November 8.

HTC HD7 Overview
This smartphone is going to have a tablet shape, with a 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive, multi-touch display. The design will include a kickstand on its back. 

To take advantage of these features, T-Mobile is going to bundle this smartphone with an app for watching Netflix streaming movies, as well as T-Mobile TV for watching live television programs.

The HD7 is going to run Windows Phone 7 on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It will have 16 GB of built-in storage for holding music, video, and other files.

Of course, this device will support T-Mobile’s 3G network (7.2 Mbps downloads/2 Mbps uploads), and it will include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, and an A-GPS receiver.

A 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p HD video capture will also be included.

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Preview
Despite its name, this new smartphone operating system has little in common with its predecessors. It will have a completely different user interface and won’t run applications written for the earlier versions nor will any current models be upgradeable.

Windows Phone 7 PreviewIts focus has mostly moved to consumers, and its new UI emphasizes social networking, pictures, multimedia, games, etc. It has also been redesigned to be controlled with a fingertip.

Still, it will include some hold-overs from Windows Mobile that business users want: Microsoft Office Mobile and support for synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange.

It will work with Microsoft’s Zune music service, as well as the Xbox Live gaming service.

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