Tuesday, February 7, 2023

9 Windows Phone 7 devices in the market

Over the past year, mobile phone manufacturers have dedicated themselves to releasing Windows Phone 7(WP7) soon after the new mobile operating system was announced. When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage to launch WP7, he showed 9 new smartphones from four manufacturers; Dell, Samsung, LG and HTC.

The 9 phones will be made available to customers in over 30 countries and more than 60 operators, some of them including Maxis, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Movistar, O2, Orange, SFR, SingTel, Telstra, TELUS, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone.

Below are some details of the 9 Windows Phone 7 smartphones:


The HTC HD7 has a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 WVGA multi-touch TFT LCD screen, 1GHz processor, 16GB internal storage, 5MP camera and also has a kickstand on the back.

LG Optimus 7

16 gigabytes of internal storage, a 5 MP camera, and a candybar phone

HTC Surround

1GHz processor, 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM, a 3.8-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480, 8GB internal storage, MicroSD support, as well as a 5MP camera

Samsung Omnia 7

The Omnia 7 supports a 4-inch SUPER AMOLED touch screen, 1GHz application processor, 8GB internal storage and a 5MP camera.

HTC Mozart

3.7 inch screen, 8MP camera with flash, Dolby Mobile ‘virtual surround sound’, 1GHz processor, 500MB RAM and a 8 gigabytes of internal storage

Dell Venue Pro

1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.1” WVGA AMOLED capacitive, multi-touch display, QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB port

HTC Trophy

Probably the cheapest WP7 phone. 8 gigabytes of storage, 500MB of RAM, 1 GHz processor, HSPA, 512MB ROM, 576 RAM, WiFi, 5MP camera

LG Quantum

HSPA, Wi-Fi,  5-megapixel camera, 16GB of on-board storage.

HTC 7 Pro

16GB storage, 1Ghz processor, 512 MB ROM, 448 MB RAM, HSPA, GPS

So far only HTC HD7, HTC Mozart and probably LG Optimus 7 have been confirmed in Malaysia. The others will be available here later or might not land here at all.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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