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HTC HD7: first WP7 smartphone with best in class features

Windows 7Phone, the latest and the highly anticipated operating system by Microsoft was recently launched. Microsoft pins hopes on the success of WP7 which was launched as the major Android or iOS killer. The launch is crucial to Microsoft as it will decide company future in the mobile OS world and smartphone business. Currently Android has become the apple of the eye of more or less every mobile manufacturer.

Google’s Android OS is seen as the future of smartphones and tablets and is anticipated to become the number one mobile OS beating Nokia’s Symbian. Since the launch of WP7 no less than nine handset will be launched that operates on the latest OS by Microsoft and HTC HD 7 is the first in the race.

HTC HD7 was announced by T-Mobiles as a feature rich smartphone, the first to run WP7. The device is powered by 1GHz Snapdragon processor and has a 4.3 –inch touch screen display which will be the ideal size for its users to enjoy an array of entertainment and productivity features.

HD7 comes with Netflix that enables users to watch streaming movies on their handsets together with live and on-demand TV from ABC News Now, PBC Kids, Fox Sports and Azteca America. The huge screen also comes handy for its customers to use Xbox Live which allows users to connect with other Xbox Live customers, view their achievements and avatars. Users can also enjoy music with personalized radio stations with Slacker Radio.

The other specifications of HTC HD7 include a 5 MP camera with HD recording and dual LED flash and 16 GB of internal memory. Microsoft gives a new feature called the ‘Live Tiles’ on WP7 which offers display of apps in the form of tiles instead of icons used by many smartphones that enables its users to see what is happening in an app without opening them.

HTC HD7 also comes with a unique ‘Windows Phone Hub’ which puts apps, content and services into a single view and also allows users to sync their contacts and access their content wherever they go. The smartphone comes with Zune software for media management.

The HTC HD7 aims to bring entertainment, work and family together in one place. The handset features best-in-class productivity with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office for business clients that combine the user’s mobile version of Office apps plus SharePoint.

HTC HD7 will be available in mid-November.