Windows Phone 7 opens up on 5 phones

Windows Phone 7 on phones from HTC, LG and Samsung

It’s been quite a long time coming, but Microsoft is out to again have a serious crack at a serious – and decent – mobile phone operating system. Windows Phone 7 is that new operating system, and it will initially be available of 5 phones:

  • HTC 7 Mozart
  • HTC 7 Trophy
  • LG Optimus 7
  • LG Optimus 7Q
  • Samsung Omnia 7

See below for details of the 5 new phones, including release date and price information (where available).

HTC 7 Mozart

The HTC 7 Mozart will be available from 21 October, exclusive to Telstra.

Features: 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7 inch Super TFT LCD touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera, unibody aluminum construction.

Telstra will sell the HTC 7 Trophy for $0 upfront on a $49 Cap Plan over 24 months, a minimum cost of $1,176.

HTC 7 Trophy

The HTC 7 Trophy will be in stores on October 21, exclusive to Vodafone.

Features: 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.8 inch Super TFT LCD touchscreen Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD™ virtual surround sound, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 8GB in-built memory, Xbox LIVE gaming.

Vodafone has not yet announced its pricing for the HTC 7 Trophy.

LG Optimus 7

The LG Optimus 7 will be available through Optus, in late October.

Features: 3.8 inch capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory, 11.5 mm thick, 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and playback, DLNA-enabled.

Optus will sell the LG Optimus 7 for $0 upfront on the $79 Business Cap and $70 Optus Cap plans over 24 months, a total minimum cost of $1,896.

LG Optimus 7Q

The LG Optimus 7Q will be available through Telstra, from mid-November.

Features: slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen, 1500mAh battery, 16Gb internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, DLNA-enabled.

Telstra will sell the LG Optimus 7Q for $0 upfront on a $79 Business Cap Plan over 24 months, a total minimum cost of $1,896. The $70 Business Cap plan gives you $750 for standard voice/video calls, text/MMS to any Australian network and 500 MB of included data – plus a bonus 500MB of data available until November 30.

Or pick it up on the $129 Cap Plan, a total minimum cost over 24 months of $3,096. The $129 Cap Plan gives you unlimited standard national calls, SMS, MMS as well as 3GB of data per month.

Samsung Omnia 7

The Samsung Omnia 7 will be available in late October, and is exclusive to Optus until the end of December.

Features: 4 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdraggon QSD8250 processor, 5 megapixel camera, 8GB memory, 1,500 mAh battery.

Optus will sell the Samsung Omnia 7 for $0 upfront on the $79 Cap plan, a minimum cost over 24 months of $1,896.