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A set of leaked photos depict T-Mobile USA’s version of HTC’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 handset, the HD7 (codenamed HTC Schubert). As we detailed earlier, this is basically a WP7 version of HTC’s earlier, Windows Mobile 6.5-powered HD2.
Like the HD2, the HD7 has a 4.3″ WVGA LCD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 (1 GHz) processor, 576 MB of RAM, and a 5.0 MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. The HD7 adds a kickstand, camera button, and more powerful (stereo) speakers, and whereas the HD2 has 1 GB ROM + MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB cards), the T-Mobile HD7 has 512 MB ROM and fixed 16 GB flash. That’s double what the European HD7 is rumored to ship with (8 GB).
The (international) HD7′s dimensions/weight are 122 x 68 x 11.2 mm / 162g, so compared to the T-Mobile HD2 (122 x 67 x 11 mm / 157g), it’s roughly the same size. The T-Mobile HD7 may be slightly taller– no exact dimensions yet. Pricing will likely be the standard $199 (on 2 year contract)– we should get final confirmation at Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 launch in just a few hours.
HTC’s new Windows Phone 7 handset, dubbed the HD7 (but labeled HD3 in these shots), has been outed in a Taiwanese forum. The successor to the Windows Mobile-powered HTC HD2 sports a very similar design and internals to its predecessor, with a large 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) touchscreen and the same 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 CPU and MicroUSB and 3.5mm audio ports as earlier. The phone has 8GB of built-in storage (likely non-expandable), and the volume rocker has been moved to the right side.
The camera is the same 5 MP unit from the HD2, with 720p video recording and dual-LED flash, but the phone gains a dedicated camera button on the side. There’s now also a kickstand in the back, like the Android-powered HTC EVO 4G, but this time cleverly hidden in the camera bezel. There are grille slots at the top and bottom (whereas the HD2/EVO have just one at the top), suggesting the HD7 might be sporting stereo speakers. The HD2′s array of bottom buttons has been replaced by 3 capacitive touch keys (the standard Windows Phone 7 setup of back, start, and search).
Otherwise the phone looks very similar to the HD2– we were surprised to see that the processor, while still speedy today, has not been upgraded, and the phone lacks a Mini-HDMI output and front camera (for video chat), both of which the EVO 4G has. We suspect that’s because HTC simply went about upgrading the HD2 (we’ve seen the codename “HD2+” milling about carrier sheets) and didn’t bother with large chassis changes. This will be a GSM-only model and will hit T-Mobile USA this fall; AT&T may also get it at some point. No pricing or release date info yet.
A new tweet from MobiTV, maker of a mobile TV application that will come pre-loaded on T-Mobile USA’s version of the HTC HD2, suggests that the carrier might be launching the phone on March 23, instead of March 24 as previously rumored. Could just be a typo, but for those looking to snap up these phones the day they come out, that T-Mobile store run might just be coming a whole 24 hours earlier.
TMoNews has come across a number of photos of T-Mobile USA’s upcoming HTC HD2. The Windows Mobile 6.5-powered, 4.3″ multitouch superphone is all set to launch on March 24 for $199 on a 2-year contract or $449 unlocked. The device is up on T-Mobile’s site, listed as “coming soon.” Besides the T-Mobile branding, it’s pretty much the same phone as the HD2 that’s been out for several months in Europe and Asia, but T-Mobile’s spruced it up with an included 16GB MicroSD card, HTC eBook reader, Barnes & Noble eBook store, Blockbuster movie rental app, and pre-loaded copies of several games (such as The Prince of Persia HD, Ferrari GT Evolution, and Guitar Hero 5 Mobile) and the Transformers and Transformers 2 movies.
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T-Mobile USA just posted a message on its official Twitter account indicating that the company will have “more to say” about the upcoming HTC HD2 smartphone next week. The phone will likely ship in March, loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5.3. What remains to be seen is whether T-Mobile or HTC will promise an upgrade to Windows Mobile 7, which is also launching next week, but we would definitely imagine so.
A leaked slide from T-Mobile USA has revealed March 24, 2010 as the launch date for the HTC HD2 in the U.S. No word on pricing yet.
The launch is late enough that we’d imagine T-Mobile would provide a Windows Mobile 7 upgrade by the end of the year, but let’s see.
Here are the first photos of T-Mobile’s upcoming exclusive (in the U.S.) Windows Mobile smartphone, the HTC HD2. Luckily, there don’t seem to be any major cosmetic changes from the international version besides the small T-Mobile logo at the top.
Steve Ballmer just confirmed in his CES keynote that HTC’s HD2 will indeed be coming to the US, as a T-Mobile exclusive. The 1 GHz Snapdragon-powered handset should arrive sometime in late February or early March, according to current information. Customized T-Mobile builds of Windows Mobile 6.5 for the HD2 have been floating around on the XDA-Developers forum, but now we have the first official confirmation of the phone’s stateside arrival. HTC followed up on Ballmer’s announcement with a press release, which we’ve printed below.
A leaked T-Mobile USA presentation slide from late July appears to show the new HTC HD2, promising “mobile entertainment like you have never seen before.” TmoNews reports that the HTC’s new flagship phone, a Windows Mobile 6.5 handset boasting a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU and a 4.3″ WVGA multi-touch capacitive display, may find its way onto the carrier in the first quarter of 2010, equipped with the company’s 1700 MHz (AWS) band for 3G data. That would be quite a turnaround for T-Mobile users, who have normally been starved of new phones for months or even years on end.