Microsoft held a dual launch of their newest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 in London and New York. CEO Ballmer put forward the retail hardware for the operating system in the form of ten handsets that will be available in selected Asian and European markets from October 21 and in the US from November 08 onwards. Microsoft has teamed up with 60 leading network providers like AT&T, T-Mobile US, Vodafone, Telus etc. in 30 countries to present these handsets.
Here is a detailed specification of the devices :
- HTC 7 Surround : Has a 3.8 inch WVGA touch screen(480 x 800). Supported with a 1GHz processor, 512MB ROM, 576 MB RAM and internal storage capacity of 8 GB, the HTC 7 Surround tilted as T8788, has a 5 Mp camera capable of 720p video recording and a stereo speaker with Dolby output and SRS Surround Sound technology. It is exclusive to AT&T in US and Telus in Canada and will cost $199.99 with contract.
- HTC HD7 : Being almost a carbon copy of HD2, the HD7 comes with a 4.3 inch WVGA TFT screen with resolution 480×800. It also has a 1 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 576 MB ROM and an internal storage of 8/16 GB. A 5 MP camera records 720p HD video and the dolby speakers support SRS Surround Sound. T Mobile is the exclusive carrier of this mobile in the US. American buyers get in-built Netfix, Slacker, and other T Mobile’s TV entertainment apps.
- HTC 7 Trophy : Offers a VBGA LCD screen, 1 GHz processor, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 8 GB of internal storage and 720p video recording. Trophy comes with a 5 MP camera and a LED flash. It is a Vodafone exclusive in all release areas except US where it wont get launched.
- HTC 7 Mozart : All specification are similar to aforesaid trophy, the only difference being its aluminium body and its 8 MP camera with Xenon flash.Mozart will be exclusive to Orange in the UK, France, Spain, and Switzerland, exclusive to Deutsche Telekom in Germany, and available on a choice of carriers elsewhere
- HTC 7 Pro : Same HTC specifications except the Querty keyboard that slides out and tilts. Sprint is its exclusive provider.
- Dell Venue Pro : Marked by a Querty slider, this T mobile exclusive comes with a 4.1 inch Amoled screen, 5MP camera, Gorilla glass and a 3.5 mm headphone
- Samsung Focus : Focus, known as i917 cetus, is equipped with 4 inch WVGA super Amoled display,5 MP Camera and supports MicroSD expansion upto 32 GB. It is exclusive to AT&T.
- Samsung Omnia 7 : Same specifications as above except the rare Snapdragon Processor and 8/16 GB built in memory. Network providers are Orange, SFR, Movistar, and T-Mobile across Europe.
- LG Optimus 7/7Q : A 3.8-inch WVGA slate with a 1GHz Snapdragon and 5 megapixel camera. It will be released on Telus in Canada, America Movil in Mexico, Movistar and Vodafone in Europe, and SingTel in Singapore
- LG Quantum : Known as C900, it will be a AT&T exclusive and has a 3.5 inch WVGA display with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 MP camera, 720p Video capture and 16 GB storage capacity.
Microsoft is planning to release more WP 7 devices in 2011.