HTC HD7 to be Available via T-Mobile; 4.3-inch Phone to Come Pre-loaded with Netflix, T-Mobile TV, Xbox LIVE, Zune

Written By Sam on 11 October 2010
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T-Mobile USA has announced the upcoming launch of the HTC HD7 that runs on the Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s new mobile operating system. The handset clubs mobile multimedia features with a 4.3-inch touch display, the largest screen available on a Windows Phone in the US. The HD7 is also the first phone from T-Mobile to be built on Windows Phone 7, which helps deliver an integrated experience on the HTC HD7 through Windows Phone Hubs. Hubs essentially bring together a related set of applications, services and content into a single view to simplify common tasks.

This phone has done away with common icon displays on the screen. Instead Windows Phone 7 uses Live Tiles that allow customers to find out the latest updates without having to open an application.

Pre-installed Apps on HTC HD7

  • Netflix for streaming movies and TV shows for Netflix members to watch on the HTC HD7’s large, crisp screen.
  • T-Mobile TV, offering consumers access to live and on-demand TV, including free programming from ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids, Azteca America, family holiday movie favorites and more.
  • Slacker Radio for listening to free, personalized radio with over 130 genre stations and the ability for customers to create stations of their own.
  • Xbox LIVE, connecting  customers to a global community of  active Xbox LIVE members and offering access to Xbox LIVE features such as Friends, Avatars, Achievements, Messaging and so on.
  • Zune for loading people’s favorite media — music, movies, TV shows and podcasts — and taking it wherever.

In addition to rich entertainment, the HTC HD7 also keeps customers connected throughout the day with a best-in-class productivity experience featuring the largest virtual keyboard available on a Windows Phone in the U.S.

HTC HD7 Productivity Features

  • Fully-integrated Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar
  • Office Hub, which offers productivity programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint Workspace.

HTC HD7 Specs

  • 4.3 inch capacitive screen with built-in kickstand
  • Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation from TeleNav GPS Navigator
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • 16 GB of internal memory
  • HD video recording
  • A 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.

The HTC HD7 is the first device to offer T-Mobile Family Room, a new application exclusively from T-Mobile aimed at helping families stay in touch and manage their lives. Customers can write a note on a virtual chalkboard and add shared calendar events for their Family Room group to coordinate get-togethers. The phone is expected to be available in the US exclusively to T-Mobile customers in mid-November.

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