HTC HD7 Includes English Keyboard Support Only

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The big-screened HTC HD7 has been one of the most sought-after Windows Phone 7 launch devices thanks to its spacious screen, clever kickstand, and svelte design. It turns out that HTC (or could it be T-Mobile?) has made an omission by only offering English keyboard support on the device. All other Windows Phone 7 devices ship with five keyboards for English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Why, then, does the HD7 have just English? It could be in an attempt to keep this T-Mobile USA device from being used on other networks, or, as HTC puts it:

If your Windows Phone 7 does not contain a display language that you would like to use, there is currently no way to get a new language pack installed on the phone. Microsoft makes language packs available (as they’re created) to the device manufacturers (OEMs) at the time of manufacturing and it is up to the device manufacturer and mobile operator to decide which languages to include. In this case, it was T-Mobile’s decision to only include English.

Those of you that speak other languages might want to steer clear of this particular Windows Phone 7 device.

Source: T-Mobile forums

Via: MobileTechWorld

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.