Microsoft shows off 10 new Windows Phone 7 devices

Windows Phone 7 is now being pushed by Microsoft at full throttle and as such, they have just shown off a slew new WP7 devices that will be hitting the consumer shelves in the near future.

HTC is delivering several new devices starting with the 7 Surround which has a 3.8in screen with a slideout speaker that will land on AT&T and Telus. This device has a WVGA screen, 1GHz Snapdragon, 576 MB of RAM, a 5 MP shooter and 720P video. It will also support Dolby Mobile and SRS surround technologies.

The HD7 which comes with a 4.3in screen and will be landing on T-Mobile. This device will come with 720P video, WVGA (800x480), 1GHz Qualcomm system on a chip, 576 MB of  RAM, dual LED flash and 16 GB of built in storage.

The 7 Trophy is a 3.8in device that will be headed to multiple international carriers and the 7 Mozart that will have a 3.7in screen and will be played to many carriers around the world. Both deivces will have WVCGA LCD screens, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 8250 chipset, 576MB of RAM, and 8GB of built in storage. The Mozart will have an aluminum body and an 8 megapixel camera and Xenon flash while the Trophy will have a 5 megapixel camera and an LED flash. 

 

Also annoucned is the 7 Pro which will be a 3.6in device with a QWERTY slider that will land on Sprint this Spring. This device will have a slide out and tilting keyboard and sports the classic 1GHz Snapdragon, 576 MB of RAM, 5 MP shooter, 720P video, a WVGA display and 16GB of built in storage. 

Dell is not missing out on the fun either and is showing off their new Venue Pro which has a 4.1in screen with a QWERTY slide out that will land on T-Mobile. This device will have an AMOLED screen, portrait slide out keyboard, 5MP camera, Gorilla Glass, 3.5mm headphone jack; further specs are expected to be relased later today.

Samsung is releasing the Focus and Omnia that will both have a 4in Super AMOLED screen that will land on AT&T (Focus) and the Omnia will be a similiar device but for the international markets. The focus will sport a 4in WVGA Super AMOLED screen, 5MP shooter, MicroSD expansion slot (good for up to 16 GB). The Omnia will have a Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera, and your choice of either 8 or 16GB of built in storage. 

 

LG is also releasing the Optimus 7 which is a 3.8in world device and the Quantum is AT&T's 3.5in device that has a landscape slider. The LG devices have not had their offical specs posted yet, it would be expected that they will show up later today. 

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like the HTC 7 phones, but the DELL and LG phones aren't for me. Does anybody have the dimensions of the HTC and Samsung phones? I just hope they aren't very bulky, cause I want get one. The HTC looks sweet.

what i'd like to know from you posters here... is which of these devices has the fastest hardware capabilities? (planning to run dos games on it which does suck up the processing, barely plays on my old htc apache)

i want super power!!!!! oh and, please let "pay as you go" be compatible with it

I like the screen and the thinness of the Samsung. I like the screen and professional look of the keyboard of the Dell. I like the big screen of the HD7. I like the youngness of the HTC Surround and how cool is going to be to see a movie or music clips in that device, I do not like the LG device, it looks cheap, plastic-like, it should be the cheapest device on the list.

I like the screen and the thinness of the Samsung. I like the screen and professional look of the keyboard of the Dell. I like the big screen of the HD7. I like the youngness of the HTC Surround and how cool is going to be to see a movie or music clips in that device, I do not like the LG device, it looks cheap, plastic-like, it should be the cheapest device on the list.

Waiting for prices, availability and complete specs!

Well Im pretty disapointed. I was hoping one of the phones would have that WoW factor but they all seem just ordinary. Maybe seeing one in person and holding it I'll feel differently. But so far nothing being shown so far makes me want to ditch my iphone.

downhillrider said,
Well Im pretty disapointed. I was hoping one of the phones would have that WoW factor but they all seem just ordinary. Maybe seeing one in person and holding it I'll feel differently. But so far nothing being shown so far makes me want to ditch my iphone.

It's a shame you Apple folks remain stuck in some self-imposed tech vacuum thinking that there is no worthwhile new tech beyond Apple's offerings.

You really are missing out some great new technology and just so you know, it's not as cool as it used to be to pack an iPhone around, they're so NOT Android or WP7

I really like the HD7 too because of the 16GB built-in.

I also like the Samsung Focus primarily because of the MicroSD option but I wonder why it is capped at 16GB when I can buy 32GB microsd card today.

I would go for the HTC7 Pro if I wasn't in a hurry to get a Windows Phone 7 device to replace my old phone.

Ok great. Now contracts, have any carrier put info up yet? I guess we can expect that soon in Europe if the phones are supposed to be coming out like next week lol.

thealexweb said,
They all look to samey. Once you've seen one Windows Phone you've pretty much seen em all.

True. The good part about that though is when the platform gets an update...you actually get the update. No more waiting for months while <insert name of your phone's OEM> gets their "enhancements" to work on the updated OS.

Damn, the only one that looks appealing to me is the one on Sprint. Can't wait to upgrade to that from my Evo. Nice job HTC and Microsoft.

M_Lyons10 said,

Yeah, what a nice phone. I hope Verizon gets something like that.


They'll probably get some variant of the Sprint-bound 7 Pro, since it already would have a CDMA radio.

Benjy91 said,
Wow the LG phones look so cheap and plasticky, like they were won from an arcade machine.

Yeah, they really do. Yuck.

"HTC is delivering several new devices starting with the 7 Surround which has a 3.8in screen with a slideout speaker that will land on AT&T and Telus"

Wait....I thought Telus was CDMA? I thought NO CDMS units were to be released until 2011?!

este said,
The HTC7 Pro is the only one I actually like out of them all... the others ... just are 'meh' to me....

I really want this one too but I'm in the UK (o2) and according to the press release, when it releases in early 2011, it'll only be exclusively on Sprint in the US. So it looks like my only choice is the HD7 which isn't a bad thing, it's pretty well spec'd. The only niggle in my mind is that the hardware is almost identical it the HD2 which has been out for ages.

CtrlShift said,

I really want this one too but I'm in the UK (o2) and according to the press release, when it releases in early 2011, it'll only be exclusively on Sprint in the US. So it looks like my only choice is the HD7 which isn't a bad thing, it's pretty well spec'd. The only niggle in my mind is that the hardware is almost identical it the HD2 which has been out for ages.

Really? Sprint? I didn't see that announcement. I guess they were indeed serious about CDMA support. I hope this means Verizon will be getting phones soon as well. I really can't wait to get a device myself, but I have to wait until Verizon gets it...

Samsung and LG......garbage designs as always......what is this, 1998? HTC WP7's look great! However, I am not convinced this phone has a chance amongst Android, iPhone and Blackberrys. Sorry Microsoft, you may have to do a little better than this.

ManOfMystery said,
Samsung and LG......garbage designs as always......what is this, 1998? HTC WP7's look great! However, I am not convinced this phone has a chance amongst Android, iPhone and Blackberrys. Sorry Microsoft, you may have to do a little better than this.

I think they're doing pretty good. From what I've seen of WP7 the usability alone is worlds beyond any of its competitors... Everything being connected and all. There may be small things like Copy and Paste, but nothing huge at this point. It's a really solid offering.

ManOfMystery said,
Samsung and LG......garbage designs as always......what is this, 1998? HTC WP7's look great! However, I am not convinced this phone has a chance amongst Android, iPhone and Blackberrys. Sorry Microsoft, you may have to do a little better than this.

Against Android or iOS? No, not yet. RIM? Now there's a different story.....

None of those phones look really appealing to me. They all seem a bit like niche products for some reason, especially the HTC one with the slide-out speaker...

.Neo said,
None of those phones look really appealing to me. They all seem a bit like niche products for some reason, especially the HTC one with the slide-out speaker...

That's definitely niche. I thought it was interesting though. I'm really curious to see how that catches on, maybe among the teen crowd? I dunno. It's just different...

The HTC7 Pro is the only one I actually like out of them all... the others ... just are 'meh' to me....

All are run of the mill plastic smartphones but WP7 looks promising. I'd wait for the first Service Pack, though. Being from Microsoft and all that .

8inch said,
All are run of the mill plastic smartphones but WP7 looks promising. I'd wait for the first Service Pack, though. Being from Microsoft and all that .

With the amount of testing this OS has undergone and what I've seen and played around with I'm not worried about waiting for a service pack at all.

AT&T
• HTC Surround, United States
• Samsung Focus, United States
• LG Quantum, United States

T-Mobile USA
• HTC HD7, United States
• Dell Venue Pro, United States

Do any of the first Windows Phone 7 phones have a front-facing camera?

Does Windows Phone 7 OS not support it?

curious because a lot of the current phones have a front facing camera.

Kingv84 said,
Do any of the first Windows Phone 7 phones have a front-facing camera?

Does Windows Phone 7 OS not support it?

curious because a lot of the current phones have a front facing camera.

A front facing camera is largely a useless expensive gimmick, video calls have been out years and almost noone uses them.

Benjy91 said,

A front facing camera is largely a useless expensive gimmick, video calls have been out years and almost noone uses them.

Wow. I'm trying to see how your reply answered the original questions.

All looking quite nice - Windows Phone 7 looks great. The only handsets I really wouldn't want are the two LG ones.

Yeah lmao what was LG thinking. I thought both Samsung and LG looked bad in the first news post revealing the phones they had, but I take back my comment for Samsung, their phones look nice, it's just LG's phones that look like crap.

1uk3 said,
All looking quite nice - Windows Phone 7 looks great. The only handsets I really wouldn't want are the two LG ones.

Those LG devices look like an attempt to jump into the market 2 years ago. It's definitely the old original looks we got when smart phones were first coming out. Bulky, that ugly grey and not enough screen space. Just ugly, but that's my opinion among some others here.

1uk3 said,
All looking quite nice - Windows Phone 7 looks great. The only handsets I really wouldn't want are the two LG ones.

The LG is the only one bringing a landscape slider keyboard to the US this year. That makes it compelling for many people who demand that, even if the handset is not very sexy. Why weren't HTC or Samsung more proactive on releasing hardware QWERTYs?

burnblue said,

The LG is the only one bringing a landscape slider keyboard to the US this year. That makes it compelling for many people who demand that, even if the handset is not very sexy. Why weren't HTC or Samsung more proactive on releasing hardware QWERTYs?

The HTC 7 Pro has a slide out QWERTY...

tdrock said,
Did they say samsung focus has microsd
How us that possiable?

Was thinking the same thing... does this mean that we will see devices with 16GB onboard + microSD expansion slot?

I'm disappointed that there is not a 32GB option...

Chsoriano said,

Was thinking the same thing... does this mean that we will see devices with 16GB onboard + microSD expansion slot?

I'm disappointed that there is not a 32GB option...


How is that impossible? My Samsung Galaxy S comes with 16gb onboard and an expandable MicroSD slot as well.

Or is there something specific about WP7 that I missed?

Chsoriano said,

Was thinking the same thing... does this mean that we will see devices with 16GB onboard + microSD expansion slot?

I'm disappointed that there is not a 32GB option...

I wouldn't mind being stuck at 16GB + microSD slot. Even 8 would be okay as long as it has the expansion possible.

tdrock said,
Did they say samsung focus has microsd
How us that possible?

All Windows Phone 7 devices use MicroSD as their main method of storage. (Which is why you won't see a 32GB for while, they're still too expensive). The user however, cannot access, change or remove this MicroSD card.

~Johnny said,

All Windows Phone 7 devices use MicroSD as their main method of storage. (Which is why you won't see a 32GB for while, they're still too expensive). The user however, cannot access, change or remove this MicroSD card.

That was my understanding too but so what "MicroSD expansion slot (good for up to 16 GB)" means?

Either way the article is incorrect or specs have changed; the latter vey unlikely IMO.

Fritzly said,

That was my understanding too but so what "MicroSD expansion slot (good for up to 16 GB)" means?

Either way the article is incorrect or specs have changed; the latter vey unlikely IMO.


yep something wrong. we will find out soon

tdrock said,
Did they say samsung focus has microsd
How us that possiable?

As was announced at the WP7 event I attended, the OS does now have removable storage support built in, but it's now up to the device manufacturers to use it.

M_Lyons10 said,

As was announced at the WP7 event I attended, the OS does now have removable storage support built in, but it's now up to the device manufacturers to use it.

If this was announced at the event you attended why it was not announced in New York today?
Who is right and who is wrong?...........

tdrock said,
Did they say samsung focus has microsd
How us that possiable?

I'm kinda glad that they aren't allowing MicroSD expansion. This'll force OEMs to actually provide some built-in memory for phones now, rather than sticking 4 GB on there and forcing people to go buy a card to get decent memory.

Fritzly said,

That was my understanding too but so what "MicroSD expansion slot (good for up to 16 GB)" means?

Either way the article is incorrect or specs have changed; the latter vey unlikely IMO.

It could be that the first card is some internal version built into the device that normal users wont have access to. Then there could also be a slot accessible from the outside of the phone that will allow the user to insert an additional card if more storage space is needed.

I see many people are complaining how the start screen is boring, but I feel the same way execpt the functionality behind is what really important. But one thing I have noticed is that once you dive into the hubs such as the people or pictures experience, then the fun begin.

wow AT&T apparently chose the ugliest phones (hardware design wise) of the crop! wtf with LG's offset windows key!

That Dell phone look TERRIBLE and Samsung should have stuck with the Galaxy styling (like everyone else seems to have gone for)

All in all a pretty good looking bunch of phones, now lets put them to the test

Teebor said,
That Dell phone look TERRIBLE and Samsung should have stuck with the Galaxy styling (like everyone else seems to have gone for)

All in all a pretty good looking bunch of phones, now lets put them to the test

I actually think the Dell is one of the best looking of the devices shown.

NPGMBR said,

I actually think the Dell is one of the best looking of the devices shown.

I liked the Dell too - didn't like the LG phones at all. The HD7 on Tmobile is absolutely amazing!

Teebor said,
That Dell phone look TERRIBLE and Samsung should have stuck with the Galaxy styling (like everyone else seems to have gone for)

All in all a pretty good looking bunch of phones, now lets put them to the test

I think the Dell looks more professional and for the more enterprise types out there. Looks alright. I like the look of the HTC 7 Surround and the Samsung looks nice other than looking like it's really tall and skinny. The Dell is nice for the Enterprise type though. I really like the HTC 7 Pro for the business type too.

Wow so only me then that thinks cramming a slideout full qwerty keyboard in to portrait on a 4.1 inch touch screen giving it a boxy looks and a flimsy appearance is bad then?

Fair enough I guess, everyone has their own opinion. I don't like the LG either but the HTC and in particular the 7 do look nice

Teebor said,
Wow so only me then that thinks cramming a slideout full qwerty keyboard in to portrait on a 4.1 inch touch screen giving it a boxy looks and a flimsy appearance is bad then?

Fair enough I guess, everyone has their own opinion. I don't like the LG either but the HTC and in particular the 7 do look nice

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Even engadget and gizmodo are quite positive toward the dell one.

NPGMBR said,

I actually think the Dell is one of the best looking of the devices shown.


I agree, and I think that will be the phone I end up buying when my contract is up in March. The slider keypad is a plus. It's about time to replace my Pearl Flip.

Teebor said,
Wow so only me then that thinks cramming a slideout full qwerty keyboard in to portrait on a 4.1 inch touch screen giving it a boxy looks and a flimsy appearance is bad then?

Fair enough I guess, everyone has their own opinion. I don't like the LG either but the HTC and in particular the 7 do look nice

I would rather have a slideout with portrait anyways. When youi use your phone for the most part you hold it in the portrait position which is much more natural, so why change the orentation just to type. The keypad on my palm pre+ works just fine.

Beastage said,
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Even engadget and gizmodo are quite positive toward the dell one.


Yeah I've seen positive reviews as well, LOL must be just me. Its official i'm a weirdo in a world of my own

Teebor said,
That Dell phone look TERRIBLE

I'd like Dell's strictness. But I's like the keyboard to be lanscape.
Rectangular look is good. My Zune HD looks cool next to "bloated" iPod Touch.