Microsoft let loose a cavalcade of new Windows Phone 7 devices today, so we've compiled a spec comparison chart of the ones headed to the U.S. for easy comparison. Take a look at the chart below, and let us know what you think in the comments.HTC Surround Samsung Focus LG Quantum HTC HD7 Dell Venue Pro HTC 7 Pro Carrier AT&T AT&T AT&T T-Mobile T-Mobile Sprint Display 3.8-inch, 800x480 4-inch, 800x480 Super AMOLED 3.5-inch, 800x480 4.3-inch, 800x480 LCD 4.1-inch, 800x480 AMOLED 3.6-inch, 800x480 Keyboard None None … Read more
If the avalanche of this morning's Windows Phone 7 news can remind us of one thing, it's this: technology brands that are down aren't necessarily out. In that sense, today's news concerning a Palm Pre 2 smartphone running WebOS couldn't have been better timed.
French mobile operator SFR published a short post that clearly announces the Palm Pre 2 running WebOS 2.0. There's no full list of specs, but the site reports that the Palm Pre sequel holds with the same basic design, except for a flatter screen and more refined overall look.… Read more
Though handsets will launch with a variety of carriers, AT&T will soon offer three Windows Phone 7 handsets in the U.S.: the Samsung Focus, the HTC Surround, and the LG Quantum.
We got some brief hands-on time with all three phones from AT&T at the event, and you'll find first impressions, as well as some photos, below. In general, we were impressed with the hardware, and it's nice to see Microsoft and AT&T offering a variety of designs to ensure that there's a little something for everyone. … Read more
In addition to the new Windows Phone 7 devices released for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, HTC also dropped two international handsets at Microsoft's big debut event in New York today. With similar designs and comparable feature sets, the HTC 7 Mozart and 7 Trophy will be headed to various nations in Europe and Asia. Here's what you can expect from each device.
HTC 7 Mozart1GHz processor 512MB ROM 576 RAM 8GB storage 3.7-inch screen with 480x800 resolution Bands: GSM (850/900/1800/1900); HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100) Bluetooth 2.1 with stereo profile Wi-Fi … Read more
The Samsung Focus isn't the only Samsung handset announced today to feature the Windows Phone 7 operating system. The Samsung Omnia 7, which joins the Omnia family populated by the Omnia HD and Omnia II, will hop on over to Europe.
The quad-band GSM Omnia 7 world phone packs a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that we found brilliant on all the Samsung Galaxy S phones. The screen's WVGA configuration supports 800x480 pixels.
The Omnia 7 has a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording (720p) and supports H.246 HD video playback. It has a digital music … Read more
We've told you all about the Windows Phone 7 devices headed to U.S. carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, but just how will the revamped OS shake out around the world? Luckily, Microsoft issued this handy press release as its showcase unveiling event wound down in New York City. There are a lot of phones to follow, so we've listed them here. For images of the handsets, check out our photo gallery.
United States AT&T HTC Surround Samsung Focus LG Quantum
T-Mobile HTC HD7 Dell Venue Pro
Sprint HTC 7 Pro
Canada Telus HTC 7 Surround LG Optimus 7
Mexico America Movil LG Optimus 7
We've shown you the Windows Phone 7 hardware, but now it's time to look at some of the software behind Microsoft's launch of its new, bolder, braver operating system for mobile phones. (We list apps after the jump.)
Why are these apps significant? Two reasons. The first is that Microsoft has wiped the slate clean with Windows Phone 7, adding hardware and software specifications that require application developers to start from scratch. Without any backward compatibility for Windows Mobile 6.5 apps, the new WP7 Marketplace will need to fill up with apps in order to compete--and fast. A slim and saggy App Catalog is one factor that contributed to the rapid decline of Palm's WebOS phones.
The second reason we're keeping our eye on third-party apps is because Microsoft's Zune-like interface is brand new for mobile, and how each developer programs its apps within the design framework will have an effect on usability--and ultimately on how well users connect to their Windows Phone 7 smartphone.
We'll refresh the list of what we know is on its way, and we'll keep updating this article throughout the day as more news comes in. Feel free to e-mail me with additional tips, and add your thoughts to the comments below.… Read more
While LG released the Quantum for AT&T here in the States, the company also released the LG Optimus 7 and the LG Optimus Q7 for the rest of the world. The Optimus Q7 is essentially a rebranding of the Quantum for the global market, with essentially the same specs--a slider form factor, a 3.5-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera with a 720p video camera, and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The Optimus 7, on the other hand, has a 3.8-inch WVGA display only, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and playback, a 16:9 … Read more
T-Mobile and AT&T aren't the only U.S. carriers jumping on the Windows Phone 7 express. During Microsoft's launch event in New York City today, we also learned that the HTC 7 Pro would come to Sprint early next year.
Unlike most of the new handsets, the Pro 7 will feature a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging and e-mail. Up top is a 3.6-inch touch screen with a 800x480 resolution, while around the sides are a 3.5mm headset hack and a Micro-USB port.
Inside you'll find a satisfying range of features like a … Read more
Eight long months after Windows Phone 7 made its debut at the 2010 Mobile World Congress, Microsoft finally unveiled its first series of handsets to the world. Out of the first batch, six are headed to the United States (T-Mobile gets two, AT&T picks up three, and one will land at Sprint early next year), with the rest landing around the world. And on the manufacturer side, LG, HTC, Samsung, and Dell are the first handset makers to delve into the revamped operating system.