The jury is still out on whether or not the launch of Windows Phone 7 was the success Microsoft hoped for, without enough sales data to draw accurate conclusions. HTC, for its part, seems happy with the sales its WP7 models have seen so far, and is preparing to step up phone shipments and introduce WP7 to some new markets.
If you’ve been out shopping for a WP7 device, you likely know all too well that stocks are low and many people are forced to back-order their models of choice. HTC is going to start shipping out more of its most popular phones in order to help ease some [...]
While the HTC HD7 alleged antenna problem story was making front page everywhere we told you that there shouldn’t be anything to worry about as long as you don’t want to choke your handset with the grip and you live in a medium to good coverage area.
HTC has issued a statement through one of its spokesman saying “it is inevitable that a phone’s signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user’s palm or fingers. We test all of our phones extensively and are confident that under normal circumstances reception strength and [...]
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 [...]
Lately we heard a lot of speculation on things called “death grip” and “antenna-gate”. It all started with the iPhone 4 where Apple denied reception issues on the handset and Steve Jobs’ “you’re holding it wrong” statement became a classic to remember.
There were some bombastic rumors floating around the HTC HD7 lately with a strong title like “HTC HD7 suffers from the death grip/antennagate issue”. Let’s take a closer look at the subject!
We’ve demonstrated that other handsets (non iPhone 4) suffer [...]
With Black Friday upon us, we thought we’d give you a helping hand with some of today’s and this weekend’s deals with the major E-tailers and operators if you’re into some Smartphone shopping.
Amazon Wireless:Samsung Captivate: $0.01Samsung Fascinate: $0.01HTC Droid Incredible: $0.01Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: $0.01BlackBerry Bold 9700: $0.01Motorola BRAVO: $0.01
WireFly:HTC Droid Incredible: FreeHTC Surround: FreeLG Quantum: FreeSamsung Captivate: FreeMotorola Flipside: FreeSamsung Focus: Free
BestBuyLG Optimus S: [...]
Don’t leave it to AT&T to promote all the buy-one-get-one-free Windows Phone 7 deals this holiday weekend; T-Mobile is getting in on the action, too, offering pairs of HTC’s HD7 for $200, with even better deals available at Amazon if you only need a single handset.
The T-Mobile promo begins as a Black Friday deal, with the prices going into effect on the 26th. You’ll need to set foot in a T-Mobile retail store in order to get that second HD7 for free; online orders are stuck paying full price. Both handsets will need two-year contracts and you’ll [...]
The two HTC Windows Phone 7’s available in the U.S.A. right now are the HTC HD7 and the HTC Surround. Both have many similar features, but how do they compare? They’ve both got nice little kickstands, attractive styling, and the beautiful Windows Phone 7, but what are the differences between the screens? Are the Surround’s speakers really that good? What about the cameras? We’ve got the answers in the following video.
The day is here! After a long time of waiting and anticipation, November 8, the date for U.S. Windows Phone 7 device launch has finally arrived and you can grab a brand new handset running the highly anticipated mobile OS from Microsoft. We’ll show you what’s available, where and how much it will cost.
There are basically three handsets available today: HTC HD7, HTC Surround and Samsung Focus. There was word on Dell Venue Pro November 8 availability from Microsoft but so far the device is still teasing us from the shadows as it is late to appear online.
In this video we take a closer look at the software on the HTC Desire Z, the one that happens to have the bands to do AT&T 3G (if you recall, the Desire Z made it to the US in the form of the T-Mobile G2). The software on the Desire Z is very much different than the G2 because it has the full HTC Sense interface, whereas the G2 has a clean installation of Android. The new Sense interface brings a wide variety of changes like skins, new widgets, integration with HTCSense.com, plus a vast array of minor changes in the main applications like email. Overall, we wish that you could [...]
As you all know, the U.S. launch date for Windows Phone 7 is Monday, November 8th. You’ll be able to get the Samsung Focus or HTC Surround on AT&T, but what about the HTC HD7 coming to T-Mobile USA? It turns out, many T-Mobile stores have had the HD7 in stock for over a week now. Originally they were not supposed to sell any until November 15th so you might not see any on display. However, if you ask nicely, you might be able to go pick one up right now. Note, T-Mobile’s website lists official availablity as Monday, November 8th.
The store owner we spoke to [...]
The T-Mobile version of the HTC HD7 comes with a few bundled apps that were bundled special for the carrier. Unfortunately we’re not talking about a huge amount of innovation. You get the T-Mobile Family Room app which will let you connect family members with T-Mobile branded Windows Phone 7 devices in order to share notes and calendars. There’s also the TeleNav GPS navigation program which is similar to the one we’ve seen on AT&T branded Windows Phone 7s. You’ve also got “T-Mobile TV” which is basically a rebrand of the Mobi-TV app for [...]
Here’s a look at the hardware on the T-Mobile HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7. The new kickstand design that surrounds the rim of the camera and duel LED flashes is quite a unique feature and I like it a lot. It looks like metal, but it feels kind of like plastic. The only thing that’s disappointing is the buttons. The hardware buttons around the edge are very thin and difficult to press. They don’t have much movement either, so it’s hard to tell if you’re pressing it correctly without looking at the screen. The HD7’s formfactor is very similar to the [...]
We just got a nice new T-Mobile version of the HTC HD7. The successor to the HD2 boasts the same 4.3 inch screen, but now we’ve got some new features and changes including, of course, Windows Phone 7. The HD7 comes in a very nice box, but you don’t get anything special like the silicon case that came with the previous HD2. All you get is the device, Micro USB cable, AC adapter, and stereo headphones with mic.
Good news for HTC HD7 owners and potential owners, as contrary to yesterday’s report, it now seems as if this Windows Mobile 7 device will indeed accept non-stock microSD cards. Arne Hess of the::unwired had originally tweeted that his pre-production unit would deliver an error message whenever the pre-installed 8GB card was swapped out for another model; now Hess is reporting that the initial rejection was actually due to improper seating of the card, and that by carefully resituating it in its housing he was able to get the operating system to read it.
There are still a [...]
HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 7 device, the HD2-succeeding HD7, does indeed have a microSD slot which is located right next to the SIM holder, according to Arne Hess from the::unwired. Unfortunately, unlike the Samsung Focus, this card is not meant to be swapped out, claims Hess. Instead, the included card (8GB in Europe and 16GB everywhere else) is impossible to remove without some warranty-voiding phone disassembly — and even then, asserts Hess, any attempt to replace it will trigger an error message.
The issue of storage capacity in Windows Phone 7 has been one of [...]
A week ago we posted about alleged reboot problems plaguing HTC-manufactured Windows Phone 7 handsets and the source we cited implied there might be some delays in shipment and availability while the Taiwanese company is sorting things out. We also got an official statement from HTC and users were assured that there will be no delays and devices will hit carriers and stores according to plan.
Meanwhile, Windows Phone 7 handsets were launched across the world on October 21 (U.S. will get there on November 8) and there were numerous reports of device shortages all over the globe. [...]
Don’t like paying full price for new technology? Neither do we! Amazon has the T-Mobile HTC HD7 up for preorder at a $30 discount to the full price listed from T-Mobile. After a new two year contract, that comes to a reasonable $169.99, which includes free two-day shipping. Even if you go through Amazon, you’ll still have to wait until the November 8 release date before you can start using your new HD7.
Source: AmazonVia: WPCentral
After earlier rumors of mid-November availability for the HTC HD7 on T-Mobile we now have a release date and exact pricing.
According to another earlier tweet when we found out about the Motorola Defy coming November 3 at $99.99, T-Mobile USA announced via Twitter that the HD2 successor, the HTC HD7 will arrive to the magenta carrier on November 8 (which is also the Windows Phone 7 U.S. launch date) and will be available for for $199.99. The HD7 sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch capacitive WVGA display, 576MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture [...]
While you might be able to snag AT&T’s HTC Surround for $550 off-contract, it appears that the company’s HD7 will cost significantly more unsubsidized: Amazon Germany is listing the unlocked price as 599 euros, or about $843. Taken in historical perspective, though, such a sum isn’t unreasonable for HTC’s top-of-the-line handset; the HD2 retailed from between $740 and $870 this time last year, and even the TyTN II cost $800 at the time of its release.
Interestingly, the etailer’s product summary lists 16GB of internal capacity, and its spec [...]
We’re still catching our breath from the whirlwind of news that swept across the smartphone plains yesterday in the form of Windows Phone 7 launch details, and we imagine that some of you are a little overwhelmed as well. Therefore we thought we’d recap all of our coverage for you in this handy guide, along with charts detailing specs of all the initial devices plus distribution plans broken down by country and carrier. We hope that you enjoyed our WP7 articles as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you, and we’d like to thank everyone for tuning in to Pocketnow for [...]
While AT&T had some pretty good coverage for the three new Windows Phone 7s that will be available on their network in November, T-Mobile and HTC had a little something to show off at a room in The Standard down the road a few blocks. The HTC HD7 is very similar to the previous HD2 in many ways including screen size, shape, build quality, and specs. However, the HD7 will have an upgraded 5 megapixel CMOS sensor which we’ve found to be quite a bit better than the HD2’s camera. It’s also got 16Gb of built in storage, as well as stereo speakers and an interesting [...]
So we think we may have solved the confusing web of codenames surrounding HTC’s Windows Phone 7 launch lineup. Although not all the pieces fit perfectly, we find the following scenario to be most likely. We’ll start with the easy ones and move on to less concrete associations.
1. HD7 = Shubert/Schubert
This one has been common knowledge for several days now, and many sources have already started to use the two names interchangeably.
2. 7 Mozart = Mozart
Sort of a no-brainer at first glance, but it bothers us that HTC would use the same branding [...]
The long-rumored HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 upgrade to the extremely popular HTC HD2 will arrive exclusively in the US at T-Mobile in mid-November, price unknown. The HD7 is the more mainstream of two Windows Phone 7 devices being initially launched by Magenta, with the other being Dell’s Venue Pro — formerly known as the Lightening.
The HD7, once known to us as Schubert, features many of the same specs as the HD2: 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch capacitive WVGA display, and 576MB of onboard RAM.
Besides the operating system, the biggest [...]