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HTC officially announces India's first WP7 smartphone – the HD7

29 Dec

We have already given you the entire low-down of HTC’s Windows Phone 7 plans for India but it never hurts to share some official information coming our way. Today HTC officially announced the launch of the HD7, the first WP7 smartphone to be available in the country. Just like we reported, the HD7 is priced at Rs 29,990. HTC has tied up with Airtel for a special bundle that would give Airtel subscribers 2 GB of data usage per month for six months at just Rs 300. Mind you, as far as we know, Windows Marketplace is not yet working officially in India though we are told that there are ways to work around it. You might also like to check out the HTC 7 Mozart, which is also expected to be announced anytime now and we are hearing from our readers that it is already making its presence felt in some dealerships in the country.

Meanwhile, as far as other vendors go, our educated guesstimate pegs the launch of WP7 smartphones from LG and Samsung to wash up on Indian shores sometime in the New Year only.

Update: HTC HD7 and 7 Mozart show up on India website, official announcement around the corner

24 Dec

Almost two weeks ago, we had reported that HTC is all set to introduce its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices in India despite Microsoft’s claims that WP7 will hit India sometime later in 2011. We were also the first to break that HTC intends to launch two WP7 devices right now and one of them would be the HD7 priced at around Rs 30,000.

Guess what, HTC’s India website now shows the HD7 and 7 Mozart as products available in the country. We are yet to ascertain the price of the 7 Mozart but it would be cheaper than the HD7. The 7 Mozart has an 8.0 MP camera, smaller 3.7-inch display and supports a slightly slower HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity. Rest of the features appear to be similar to that of the HD7.

SOURCE: Fone Arena

UPDATE: We have been able to confirm some more details about HTC’s Windows Phone 7 launch. The 7 Mozart is priced at Rs 28,000. Currently none of the two devices officially support Windows Marketplace (Microsoft’s App Store equivalent) but we hear that this can be worked around by registering as a US-based user. Microsoft is expected to officially launch WP7 in India along with Marketplace earliest by March and latest by April.

HTC announces 5 WP7 smartphones! (Updated with pics and videos)

11 Oct

HTC has just hurled across a press release announcing five Windows Phone 7 smartphones. The devices will be available across Asia, Europe and North America starting from later this month. Unfortunately, there is no mention of an India launch, which might indicate that we might get a delayed WP7 launch here.





HTC Windows Phone 7 portfolio



HTC has brought its innovative design and creativity to its new Windows Phone 7 smartphone portfolio by embracing distinctive materials and unique design elements while providing an exciting set of cutting-edge features and technologies. With the new HTC Hub, HTC is providing an exclusive series of applications and utilities that include a new weather and stocks application and a new photo enhancer that enables a person to apply special effects before sharing photos with friends.



HTC 7 Surround



Whether it be gaming, movies or music, HTC 7 Surround is the ultimate multimedia device. With a unique slide-out speaker and integrated kickstand with integrated Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD, the HTC 7 Surround delivers high-fidelity audio and virtual surround sound that enable people to share their favorite music and videos with their friends in style. No longer are they forced to use headphones for a great surround sound experience because the HTC 7 Surround speaker makes the listening experience natural and comfortable.



HTC 7 Mozart



Crafted from a single piece of anodized aluminum, the HTC 7 Mozart feels great in the hand and takes HTC’s unibody design aesthetic to the next level. The slim, solid and smart HTC 7 Mozart sounds as good as it looks and integrates Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD for high-fidelity, virtual surround sound. With Microsoft Zune integration, people can synchronize the HTC 7 Mozart with their PC, enabling them to take their music and video library with them wherever they go.








HTC 7 Trophy



HTC 7 Trophy harnesses the power of Xbox LIVE. Gamers will enjoy the speed and responsiveness of fast action gameplay supported by the phone’s high-performance 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and controlled through the vivid WVGA 3.8” touchscreen. High-fidelity, virtual surround sound – through SRS WOW HD – brings a rich audio experience whether the user is playing a game, watching a video or listening to their favorite music.







HTC 7 Pro



The development of the HTC 7 Pro was inspired by power users who want to combine the ultimate in business efficiency with the ability to take full advantage of their leisure time. The sleek handset slides opens and tilts to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for fast, comfortable typing, while productivity features such as the ability to sort, scan and manage Outlook email, open and edit the latest Office documents on the phone and keep track of the markets with HTC’s stocks application, offer new ways to maximize the business day.

HTC HD7



HTC HD7 owners can enjoy their favorite videos and movies in cinematic-style thanks to the large 4.3” high-resolution screen, while its kickstand allows them to sit back and enjoy the action handsfree. For those who refuse to compromise on their mobile gaming experience, the HTC HD7 realizes the power of Xbox LIVE, bringing gameplay to life in a way that takes console gaming beyond the home.







Availability
The five new HTC smartphones will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European, Asia-Pacific and North American markets from late October.



North America
HTC 7 Surround will be available exclusively in the United States with AT&T as the HTC Surround.
HTC HD7 will be exclusively available in the United States with T-Mobile.
HTC 7 Pro will be available in the first half of 2011 with Sprint.
HTC 7 Surround will be available exclusively with Telus in Canada.



Europe
HTC HD7 will be available from Telefonica O2 in Germany and exclusively in United Kingdom and Ireland. HTC HD7 will also be available with Telefonica Movistar in Spain.
HTC HD7 will be available from Bouygues Telecom in France.
HTC 7 Mozart will be exclusively available in France, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Spain with Orange.
HTC 7 Mozart will be exclusively available in Germany with Deutsche Telekom AG.
HTC 7 Mozart will be available in Austria with Deutsche Telekom AG.
HTC 7 Mozart will be available in Austria with Orange.
HTC 7 Trophy will be available exclusively in Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland with Vodafone.
HTC 7 Mozart and HTC HD7 will be broadly available in Italy.



Asia-Pacific
HTC 7 Mozart will be exclusively available with Telstra in Australia.
HTC 7 Mozart will be exclusively available with Starhub in Singapore.
HTC 7 Mozart will be available in Hong Kong with CSL, 3 and China Mobile.
HTC 7 Mozart will be available with Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan.
HTC 7 Trophy will be exclusively available with Vodafone in Australia and New Zealand.
HTC 7 Trophy will be exclusively available with M1 in Singapore.

HTC shows off its first WP7 smartphone, the HD7

11 Oct

The Windows Phone 7 launch event has not begun yet and we have the third high profile WP7 smartphone in our midst already. After the LG Optimus 7 and the Samsung Omnia 7, here’s the HTC HD7. It is basically the same as the HD2 – 4.3-inch display, 5.0 MP camera and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1 GHz processor. The only thing new is the 16 GB internal flash memory and of course, the new operating system. Follow us on Twitter (@cellpassion) for live updates from the launch press conference.



SOURCE: Mobile Crunch