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HTC launches 7 Mozart in India for Rs 26,490

3 Jan

HTC has today launched its second Windows Phone 7 smartphone in India – the 7 Mozart. We had earlier reported that HTC will launch the HD7 and the 7 Mozart in India in December. The HD7 was released last week for Rs 29,990.

The 7 Mozart has been launched with Tata DoCoMo for Rs 26,490. Tata DoCoMo subscribers will get some special data offer but the press release does not mention any details of this offer.

On the specs front, the Mozart 7 has a 3.7-inch WVGA display, an 8.0 MP camera with XENON flash that can shoot videos in 720p HD resolution, 8 GB of internal memory and a 1 GHz processor.

However, like the HD7, there is a catch. Microsoft has not launched Windows Phone 7 (the OS) in India yet so many features like XBOX Live support and Windows Marketplace are not available in India at the moment. Since HTC jumped the gun, in all likelihood, you’d end up using these Windows Phone 7 devices in India for calls, text messages, multimedia and browsing the Internet. Which is really a shame as the smartphone can do much more than that.

Having said that, many users might find the 7 Mozart as a great multimedia smartphone, especially considering the price point. Windows Phone 7 as an OS is much more usable than Symbian and the UI is more refined than Android. Yes, it does not multitask at the moment, but Microsoft is expected to launch an update soon (and we hear that all current Windows Phone 7 devices will be updated, unlike Android where the manufacturer decides which device gets an update and when). This update will bring both copy/paste and multitasking to the table.

However, if you still want Android (don’t get us wrong, we are die-hard Android users ourselves), HTC should be officially launching the Desire Z and the Desire HD in India any day now (we hear that these smartphones are already making their way to some retailers). So there is still some great gear coming up from the Taiwanese smartphone giant.

Online retailer suggests HTC will launch the Desire HD next week

23 Dec

Online retailer, Flipkart, is now displaying that the Desire HD will be available in India in the fifth week of December, which translates into next week! The Desire HD runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and has an 8.0 MP camera that shoots video in 720p resolution and a 4.3-inch display. Priced at Rs 27,499, the Desire HD could give the Samsung Galaxy S and virtually any high-end Android phone a run for their money.

On the specs front, the Desire HD has a 1 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of internal memory, 768 MB of RAM and supports 3G downlink speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps. It will also play pretty well with HTC’s online portal http://www.htcsense.com.

If Flipkart’s information is true, we would suggest you put off your Android smartphone shopping for a few days. Yup, the new Droid King in town is on his way!

SOURCE: Flipkart