Tag Archives: Windows Phone 7

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

Here comes the second official Windows Phone 7 smartphone – the Samsung Omnia 7!

11 Oct

Even before we could get over and stop chirping about world’s first official Windows Phone 7 handset – the LG Optimus 7 – here’s the world’s second official Windows Phone 7 device – the Samsung Omnia 7. LG’s arch-rival Samsung has announced the Omnia 7 on its official Russian site just a few minutes ago.  The Samsung Omnia 7 sports a massive 4.0-inch WVGA super-AMOLED display, a 5.0 MP snapper with 720p video recording and 8GB of onboard storage. Since other details are written in Russian, it would be useless for us to direct you guys to that page. So in the meanwhile, please try and hold back for sometime till we find out complete details as soon as the Windows Phone 7 launch event starts in about half an hour from now. 

SOURCE: SlashGear

LG's Optimus 7 makes an early debut as the first official Windows Phone 7 handset!

11 Oct

We’re yet to watch the Windows phone 7 launch event at 1900 hours in India but it looks like a few devices just can’t wait to hide themselves till that time. The handset in question is LG’s Optimus 7 aka the E900, which has now been officially announced by the vendor in the UK and is apparently the first official Windows Phone 7 device.

Just take a look at the brief specs sheet below-

  • 125 x 59.8 x 11.5mm
  • 3.8” capacitive touchscreen
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 5Mp camera with LED Flash
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient Light sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • 16GB of onboard storage

  • SOURCE: Pocket-lint

    What could HTC be planning to launch on October 7?

    30 Sep

    HTC is throwing a party on October 7 in Taiwan, where it is inviting the press to see what it has dreamt up. The date seems to be a bit early for showing off Windows Phone 7 gear, but then CEO Peter Chou has done it once before – he announced at his press conference that Microsoft will be launching Windows Mobile 6.5 an hour later at MWC in 2009. Will HTC steal LG’s thunder, which is holding a major press event in Singapore a week later to launch the Optimus 7 and claiming it to be the world’s first commercially available Windows Phone 7 smartphone? Or will it be just an Android Internet Tablet and a couple of Android smartphones? We doubt the latter and are placing our bets on Windows Phone 7 devices and with that goes whatever little chance LG had to stake claim to being the first to launch Windows Phone 7. The million dollar question is, whether Microsoft knows about HTC’s plans!

    Mysterious HTC WP7 phone shows up

    26 Jul

    Photographs of an unseen, unheard of HTC phone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 (WP7) OS have been splattered on Engadget. The device, which looks like the WP7 version of Desire (sans the trackball), has a 3.7 inch display and is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also has an 8.0 MP snapper.

    With WP7 launch around the corner, we should be witnessing more such leaks. But more than the new devices, we are curious to see how WP7 performs when pitted against Android, considering both the platforms share more or less the same OEM ecosystem.

    Developer shows off his LG WP7 smartphone

    24 Jul

    Microsoft has started sending out pre-production units of smartphones based on its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) OS to developers and one of them could not contain his excitement. What does he do? Post a video of the phone, of course. Without further adieu, check out the WP7 video tour.

    via Pocket Now

    Microsoft demonstrates Market Place on Windows Phone 7

    14 Jul

    Market Place or Microsoft’s application store for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) was one of the key features that was not talked about during the announcement of the new OS in Barcelona earlier this year. I attended the packed press conference (had to wait in a queue for over an hour to barely get myself a seat on the last row) and there were murmurings whether WP7 would even have an application store or not. We all knew it would but strangely it did not figure in any of the demos.

    Anyhow, last month Microsoft posted a video (wonder how I missed it) of how Market Place would work on WP7. The layout seems much better than WinMo 6.5 and it shows that users won’t just be able to buy apps but also music and podcasts (not sure if that would be available in all markets). Check out the video below to see for yourself.