Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 7 Launch
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    While most of today's excitement surrounding HTC focused on the US-bound 7 Surround, HD7, and 7 Pro, Europe and Asia Pacific will get another pair of Windows Phone 7 handsets that we've seen quite a bit of: the HTC 7 Trophy and HTC 7 Mozart. The two models are very similar, both packing 1GHz Snapdragon processors and 576MB RAM / 512MB ROM, 8GB of internal storage, as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and a 1300mAh battery, plus Bluetooth 2.1 -- when is HTC going to follow Samsung's lead and start releasing Bluetooth 3.0-compliant hardware? Where the two devices differ most significantly - besides ...

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    The HTC Surround is a unique device. It has a sliding mechanism that reveals Dolby-certified stereo speakers, and a kickstand that can prop the device on a table for easy listening. We have to say that we weren't too excited by the concept of having "better speakers" on a smartphone, having experience our share of tinny sound, but after listening to the device at loud volume, we were impressed. The music had greater mid-range than we're accustomed to from smartphone speakers. Also, when cranked to 100% volume, we detected no distortion. But, don't expect to feel much (or any) bass from the ...

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    If you want a QWERTY keyboard on a Windows Phone 7 device this year, it's going to have to be with the LG Quantum, which we knew previously as the LG C900. It has a similar feel to the LG Panther development device, but it's been refined with a rounder design, that we think looks a bit toy-ish and low end. The keyboard has four rows of keys with the numbers embedded within the letters. The function and shift keys are strangely places off and to the left of the keys, which would seem to require a lot of finger travel when trying to, say, capitalize a letter. The keys of the keyboard were a ...

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    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 changes here are with the 720p video capture ...

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    The Samsung Focus, which previously went under the name Cetus or Omnia 7 (correction: the European Samsung Windows Phone 7 launch device will be called the Omnia 7), has a large 4.0" WVGA AMOLED display that not only looks fantastic but has a high level of sensitivity (greater than any other Windows Phone 7 device we played with today). It's also one of the thinnest smartphones in the world, and boy does it feel light in-hand. The Focus also seems to be one of the most snappy Windows Phone 7 devices of the nine that were launched today: jumping between screens was very fluid, and panning ...

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    You might remember seeing the HTC Mondrian starring in the alleged AT&T Windows Phone 7 Ad we posted about, ad which was taken down from YouTube shortly after being uploaded. Well, after Microsoft's official launch of the Windows Phone 7 platform earlier on today, we have the chance to see the first two official Windows Phone 7 TV ads. They both feature the new Samsung Focus which will be coming to AT&T on November 8 for $199,99. Check out the videos below and tell us your thoughts: (Via: Engadget)

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    I guess one of the things that has many of us cheering today, is seeing lots and lots of slide out QWERTY Windows Phone 7 devices become official on today's launch. Such is the case of the LG C900 we caught a couple of months ago, which today gets official as the LG Quantum. The Quantum sports a landscape slider QWERTY keyboard, triband HSPA (850 / 1900 / 2100MHz) so yeah, AT&T will be the launch carrier. As for storage, we'll finally see something compelling at 16GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, a 3.5-inch WVGA display, and the typical 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon ...

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    HTC has just launched their Windows Phone 7 line-up today, the day Microsoft officially went public with their new mobile platform. The HTC 7 Surround will be the only one of the five new HTC devices that will exclusively be available in the US packing a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250, 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM, 8GB Internal Storage, 3.8-inch SLCD touch screen, HSPA/WCDMA (850/1900/2100 MHz) Upload speed of up to 2 Mbps and download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Radio, 5.0 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash including 720p HD video recording ...

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    One of the major drawbacks of Windows Phone 7 - as of what we knew up until now - and the most important thing lacking that users and the community complained about was the Copy/Paste functionality or, to be more precise, the lacking of. Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President Windows Phone Program Management just announced at the Windows Phone 7 keynote that Copy/Paste, "a feature that we initially did not put in our development schedule" will arrive to Windows Phone 7 handsets early 2011 via a software update so that everyone who will be buying Windows Phone 7s this holiday can stay ...

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    Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President Windows Phone Program Management just announced that there will be a "suite of games" to come from EA for Windows Phone 7. EA is known for their big-selling titles like The SIMS (shown in the demo), FIFA, Madden, and others. This is big news for making Windows Phone 7 a competitive gaming platform, which is currently overshadowed by other gaming devices like the PSP, and iOS devices. (Via: Microsoft)

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    I'll have to accept it, the Dell lightning rumors left many of us with a fair need to dream for them to be true. Yeah, this is a phone our whole editorial team drools for and one we know many of you want too. Well, one of the highlights of today's Windows Phone 7 release was definitely seeing it'll be real, but renamed as the Venue Pro, for T-Mobile as we've just discovered on Dell's official release. Not sure if it'll be exclusive for T-Mobile, but we do know it'll be the launch partner for the device. It'll rock a massive 4.1 inch WVGA AMOLED display and Gorilla Glass to go with it. It ...

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    AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets CEO Ralph De La Vega has just introduced a U-Verse streaming service for Windows Phone 7 devices. Apparently home U-Verse subscribers will have free access to content on demand on their handsets, while non-subscribers can pay a monthly fee for access to the streams. For now this service will be restricted to Windows Phone 7 handsets. Along with the streaming Netflix app we've already seen for this platform, it seems that users are going to have lots of options for accessing top-notch video content.

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    Steve Ballmer has just revealed at today's Windows Phone 7 launch event in Manhattan that a total of nine devices will ship in the US this year. Apparently these nine Windows Phone 7 devices will come from LG, HTC, Samsung, and most interestingly, Dell, which looks poised to manufacture the Lightening we saw several months back. By the way, the official Windows Phone 7 tagline seems to be "Always Delightful, Wonderfully Mine." Catchy?

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    AT&T has let slip its three Windows Phone 7 launch devices prior to impending announcement: the Samsung Focus, LG Quantum, and HTC Surround. So far only teaser info is give about the trio of handsets: HTC Surround (formerly the T8788) - Slide-out Yamaha speakers, 16GB storage, Dolby stereo or surround sound LG Quantum (not the Optimus 7) - QWERTY, five-megapixel camera Samsung Focus - Four-inch Super AMOLED, 110 grams, "enhanced photo features" (via: AT&T)

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    Tomorrow, Adam and I will be heading to New York City for all of the many fesitivities surrounding the official launch of Windows Phone 7. By now, you pretty much know what to expect in terms of launch devices for AT&T and T-Mobile (and the lack of devices for Verizon and Sprint until next year), but who knows what surprises there will be! Keep it to pocketnow.com for a variety of video, photos, thoughts and impressions about Windows Phone 7. More specifically, here's how our schedule is shaping up (Eastern time): 9:30a: Ballmer keynote 10:15a: Device showcase 11:00a: Microsoft open house ...

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