Probably the most interesting handset in HTC’s Windows Phone 7 line-up is this 4.3-inch HTC HD7. We got our hands on an engineering unit last week, along with our short demo time with the Desire HD and Desire Z.
The HTC HD7 comes real close to the Desire HD in terms of build construction and form factor. It’s a little squarish and less tapering compared to the Desire HD.
The metallic back panel also extends towards the front which gives it an impression that the device is wrapped in a thin case.
HTC HD7 specs:
4.3â€³ display @ 480Ã—800 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
8GB & 16GB internal storage
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP camera w/ 720p video recording
GPS w/ aGPS support
Ambient Light Sensor
Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Windows Phone OS 7
The kick-stand at the back is hidden and doubles as cover for the camera lens and LED flash. Though I prefer the build of the Desire HD, the HD7 feels heavier yet thinner.
We’ve also tried the Windows Phone 7 user interface on the HTC Trophy a couple of weeks back and it looks and works as better on the HD7. More screen real estate is better though you’d really have to use both hands to navigate this handset properly.
Our sources say there’s no definite date for the release of the HTC HD7 nor its pricing. However, the closest estimate is sometime in January 2011 with a price estimate of around Php2k to Php3k more than that of the Desire HD.