T-Mobile Lands HTC HD7 as First Windows Phone 7 Device
T-Mobile and HTC today announced the HD7, the first Windows Phone 7 device to be sold by T-Mobile. Windows Phone 7 offers a new Start screen, which was designed to make it easier for users to get a glance at what their family, friends, and social networks are up to. Bing search is built into Windows Phone 7, which is fully integrated with Microsoft Exchange. The HD7 is the natural progression of HTC's HD2. It has a 4.3-inch screen and T-Mobile touts its entertainment features. It has quad-band GSM/EDGE radios and support for T-Mobile's UMTS/HSPA 3G network. Other radios include GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi and FM. It packs a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and HD video recording. As for entertainment, the HD7 includes Netflix, T-Mobile TV, Slacker Radio, Xbox LIVE and Zune software. It has a media player, 16GB of built-in storage and a 3.5mm headset jack. T-Mobile calls out a new application being offered on the HD7 called Family Room, which it says will help families manage their schedules and communications easier. The HD7 is powered by a 1GHz SmapDragon processor, and will be available by the middle of November. Pricing was not disclosed.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
Acer Liquid M330 Runs Windows 10 for $100
Microsoft recently added the Acer Liquid M330, a low-cost handset running Windows 10 Mobile, to its U.S. web store.
HP Debuts Windows 10-Based Elite x3
HP today announced the Elite x3, a Windows 10 Mobile handset that can take advantage of Continuum to stand in as a laptop or desktop computer. It is a ruggedized handset that meets mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse and IP67 for protection from water and dust.
Alcatel Adds Windows 10 to the Fierce XL
Alcatel today announced a Windows 10 variant of the Fierce XL smartphone. The phone is a direct carry over from the Android version, which was announced last year.
I feel like I'm the only one...
currently own the hd2 and it runs great, yeah it locks every couple weeks but seriously what 'smart-phone' doesn't? And Ive got tweaks and all kinds of crap/apps loaded
I love my hd2 and might seriously consider this new device!
I suppose I'm just a lucky son of a biscuit in the less then .01% that doesn't have issues with windows stuff in general!
Android is such a massive competitor to anybody, and companies such as Microsoft should realize that handsets are going to be a money pit.