HTC’s Windows Phone 7 device, called HTC HD7, is all set for sale in India. Earlier, there were rumors that HTC would launch the Windows Phone 7 devices this month in India, ahead of Microsoft’s official January 2011 launch. But, the phone is already out in the market and ready for pre-order.
The HTC HD7 will be officially released on Dec. 15. However, if you want to place an order in advance, you can do it on Flipkart for Rs. 31,099. The delivery of the device will start post its official launch only. Some of you must have already pre-ordered it and got it delivered from the site eBay but you missed the one-year guarantee there. You may even want to wait for low-cost Windows Phone 7 devices to be released in India.
HTC HD7 is rather similar to HTC HD2 that was launched in India late last year. But HD7 comes with Windows Phone 7 OS instead of Windows Mobile 6.5 that HD2 had. Moreover, the device features a huge 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display and 16GB memory. The new HTC phone comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording. It is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8250 chipset and gives you 576MB of RAM. The phone supports GPS and Wi-Fi connections. The HD7 also features a kick stand at the back for watching videos. This feature was not present in HTC HD2.
The HD7 is one of the three Windows Phone 7 devices available from HTC. As we reported earlier, the other two are Mozart and HTC 7 Trophy. The Mozart has a 3.7-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera with xenon flash, while the Trophy offers you a 5-megapixel camera. Mozart is the cheapest HTC WP7 phone till date.
HTC has a major presence in India, and now have a wide range of Android phones. As far as we know, there aren’t any other Windows Phone 7 devices in the Indian market yet. We are waiting for other manufacturers such as Samsung and LG to come out with their WP7 devices in India.
The HTC HD7 looks pretty with a huge screen and great features but it will have to face tough competition from Samsung’s Omnia 7, which has become the talk of the town.