HTC Windows Phone 7 news

Over the past few days there have been several pieces of HTC and Windows Phone 7 news.

Yesterday it was widely reported that the HTC director responsible for North Africa and Middle Asia said to gulfnews that HTC will be launching its Windows Phone 7 devices next month and plans to release five more Android and/or Windows Phone 7 devices before the end of the year. It is unclear if these five devices include the two Android devices announced last Wednesday, the Desire HD and the Desire Z. If the five new devices don’t include the Android ones then it could mean that there will be five HTC Windows Phone 7 devices.

There is already many rumours and speculation about three Windows Phone 7 devices from HTC which could mean there are another two devices. The three HTC devices already known are Shubert or HD3 (HD7), T8788 or Surround and Mozart.

WMPoweruser is reporting that they have a new image of the schematic of the HD7 device. The device looks set to feature a 4.3 inch screen with a very thin bezel around the edge and probable dual LED flash. The HD7 looks to retain some of the design elements of the HD2, with the headphone jack and micro USB socket the bottom of the device. It’s interesting to note that the volume buttons are on the right hand side, on most other devices the buttons are on the left. 

The website also received the rumoured specs for the HTC Mozart device and a video of the device. The phone is thought to have 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 chip with a 512 MB  ROM and 8GB storage, 576 MB RAM, a 3.7-inch WVGA Super LCD display, 8MP CMOS camera and LI-PO 1300 mAh battery.

Yesterday PocketNow were sent pictures of the rumoured HTC 7 Trophy device. Little is known about this device, including what its codename is. A HTC Trophy device has been mentioned on a few official carrier documents that have leaked out. This device is not thought to be the HD7 due to the smaller screen and different button and socket arrangement from other rumoured information.

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I'd also like 32GB storage; I might accept 16, but would prefer 32.

These HTC devices look very nice. If there is a way to remove the HTC Sense UI completely, I may think about getting one of these phones

Calum said,
I'd also like 32GB storage; I might accept 16, but would prefer 32.

These HTC devices look very nice. If there is a way to remove the HTC Sense UI completely, I may think about getting one of these phones


I didn't think Microsoft was allowing them to add the Sense UI. They are just programs that you run that you run aren't they? You will still be using WP7 UI for the most part except when you open up the HTC programs. I may be wrong...

bguy_1986 said,

I didn't think Microsoft was allowing them to add the Sense UI. They are just programs that you run that you run aren't they? You will still be using WP7 UI for the most part except when you open up the HTC programs. I may be wrong...

The Sense UI will not run on top of the skin on the main screen. The Sense UI is running like an app that runs over the apps that don't specifically use the Metro UI. Example, the weather app uses a generic UI that doesn't look like the Metro UI, so HTC took Sense UI and skinned over it.

It seems phone makers are willing to produce Windows Phones to see what reception they get, but Android is still their main priorty.

I hope there will be some large screened, good looking phones, with more than the minimum 8GB of storage. My Zune HD already is 16GB, and I want 32 as a minimum!

I am slightly concerned with the amount of phones "these guys" are releasing.
I hope they do not become Nokia and release phones that are very similar in quick succession. It is a sure way to sink a good company.

Mr Spoon said,
I am slightly concerned with the amount of phones "these guys" are releasing.
I hope they do not become Nokia and release phones that are very similar in quick succession. It is a sure way to sink a good company.

companies like htc can only dream to replace a company like nokia who still maintains the most market share for mobile phones and smartphones worldwide.

Mr Spoon said,
I am slightly concerned with the amount of phones "these guys" are releasing.
I hope they do not become Nokia and release phones that are very similar in quick succession. It is a sure way to sink a good company.

OTA updates from Microsoft FTW!

linsook said,

companies like htc can only dream to replace a company like nokia who still maintains the most market share for mobile phones and smartphones worldwide.

I hope you missed the /sarcasm off your post as Nokia have a 0.00000000000000001% market share in America, doesn't really equate to worldwide does it.

Anyway, I wouldn't touch a Nokia as all their "high end" phones are no better than mid range Android or WM phones.

neo158 said,

I hope you missed the /sarcasm off your post as Nokia have a 0.00000000000000001% market share in America, doesn't really equate to worldwide does it. .

Hate to break it to you but America doesn't equal the wholeworld

evo_spook said,

Hate to break it to you but America doesn't equal the wholeworld

People like that amaze me. Their view of the world is so small that they view the US as the whole world. That must make them so afraid to live daily life. They must see the Iraq war as some kind of Civil War or something

Would have to be my preference for a new phone. Love HTC handsets at the moment. Just waiting for the WP7 launch to see exactly where I stand with being able to get one!

It's exciting to see all of these phones from HTC. I hope to replace my phone with an HTC WP7 device when one comes out. I just with that WP7 was ready for CDMA carriers though, as now I'm going to have to wait I guess. Hopefully Microsoft brings it to Verizon soon.

bluefisch200 said,
Portable Network Graphics...

??? Though saying that, I find it very odd those images are BMP's, they're nearly a MB each o.o. They probably should be PNG's or jpegs.

~Johnny said,

??? Though saying that, I find it very odd those images are BMP's, they're nearly a MB each o.o. They probably should be PNG's or jpegs.

Sorry, I seem to have gone a bit mad when adding the images to this article, they are now jpgs. Thanks for keeping me on my toes