HTC HD7 smartphone preview

HTC HD7 Windows 7 phone

The HTC HD7 is what should be HTC’s next smartphone in Australia running on the Windows Phone 7 operating system.

It will have a 4.3-inch screen, shoot HD(ish) 720p video, and uses audio technology from SRS Labs, called WOW HD™. The job of this technology is to improve the sound from small speakers, and it’s currently also used by Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. According to SRS Labs, WOW HD works by “expanding the size of the audio image and creating a deep, rich bass response.”

A nice touch on the back of the HTC HD7 is a kickstand, allowing you to comfortably enjoy video on the WVGA touchscreen, or possibly annoy people and blast out some tunes from the phone’s HD Wow-ed speakers.

HTC HD7 release date

There is no release date yet for the HTC HD7, all that HTC Australia has said on this is that the phone will be available initially on the Telstra network, and that it will be sometime in 2011.

HTC HD7 specifications

  • Operating system: Windows Phone OS 7
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Screen: 4.3 inch touchscreen, 480 x 800 WVGA resolution>/li>
  • Storage: Internal 16GB
  • ROM: 512MB
  • RAM: 576MB
  • Camera: 5 megapixel colour camera, with Auto focus and dual LED flash, 720p HD video recording
  • Connections: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity, ambient light
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna, Bing maps
  • Supported audio formats: .m4a, .m4b, .mp3, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Supported video formats: Playback – 3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .mbr., .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1). Recording – .mp4
  • Battery: 1230 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 320 minutes; GSM: Up to 380 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 320 hours; GSM: Up to 310 hours
  • Dimensions: 68 x 122 x 11.2 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 162 grams (5.7 ounces) with battery