Just last week, HTC launched the HTC HD7 in Australia via Telstra. The main feature of this smartphone is the high resolution 4.3″ screen that is complimented by a kickstand on the back of the device. Perfect for viewing videos or slideshows handsfree. It adds to the growing number of devices running on Windows Phone 7 OS. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the OS but I’m sure it will improve over time.
I’ve already received reports that our HTC HD7 accessories range is already starting move off our shelves, which is a good indicator that the HTC HD7 is fast becoming one of HTC‘s best selling phones for 2011. One HTC HD7 accessory that has been selling quite well is of course the HTC HD7 screen protector. With unrivaled clarity and protection, it’s no surprise. The HTC HD7 Black Silicon Case is also one of the best sellers.
So far Telstra (Australia’s premier telco) has done quite well brokering exclusivity on quality handsets. Last year it was the HTC Desire, could it be the HTC HD7 that brings home the bacon in 2011? Let’s see.
Would you buy an HTC HD7?
HTC HD7 Press Release Australia
Sydney, Australia – March 23, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones today in partnership with Telstra and Microsoft launched the HTC HD7 smartphone – the latest Windows Phone 7 in Australia, which will be available from March 29 exclusively on the Telstra Next G® network.
The HTC HD7 embodies a stand‐out design with a large 4.3” high-resolution screen and flipout kickstand for an epic viewing experience. The handset is perfect for customers looking for the ultimate multimedia experience, from interactive gaming to the 720p HD camcorder that allows high definition capture and playback. The HTC HD7 has a simple, easy to use interface and access to a range of fun and useful applications that all perform brilliantly on the large screen.
“We are pleased to announce the HTC HD7 will be available exclusively on the Telstra Next G® Network in March,” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “HTC has shown strong leadership in developing Windows® based devices in the past, illustrating our ability to be first-to-market. The HTC HD7 continues along this tradition with its focus on providing the ultimate multimedia experience coupled with a nice simple user interface and access to a broad range of useful applications.”
“HTC HD7 arrives at a time when Aussies are increasingly turning to their smartphones for entertainment and gaming,” said Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobility Products. “They’re going to love the HTC HD7’s huge screen for playing video or streaming YouTube®. Its snappy performance and access to a growing catalogue of Xbox LIVE® games also makes a really exciting games platform. And perhaps most importantly for our customers, the HTC HD7 is really simple to use with the Windows® Phone 7 operating system making navigation, composing email and accessing information incredibly easy.”
Sheau-Lan Reed, director, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Australia, added: “The high spec features and design of the HTC HD7 not only makes it the ultimate device for users to enjoy rich media and entertainment content, it also enables users to really benefit from the business productivity experiences of Windows Phone 7, including a fully integrated Microsoft Exchange email and calendar through the Office Hub. With over 10,000 apps now within Marketplace and an average of 100 new titles being added every day we have partnered with HTC and Telstra to deliver a fantastic new device that connects users to rich content, entertainment and information wherever they are.”
HTC HD7 Key Features:
- Windows® Phone 7 OS
- 4.3 inch touch screen with 480 X 800 resolution
- 5.0 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and LED flash
- 720p HD video recording to capture film with incredible quality and detail
- Xbox LIVE® gaming so you can continue playing your games everywhere you go
- See photos from your camera, Facebook® and Windows® Live accounts in the Pictures hub
- Music and Videos Hub powered by Zune® lets you enjoy custom playlists, listen to the radio, and podcasts, and more.
- HTC Surround Sound – Virtual Surround sound using enhanced technology
- HTC Sense with HTC Hub:
Other Features of the HTC HD7:
- Location aware HTC Sense tile with weather
- Attentive Phone (including Pocket Mode, Quiet ring on Pickup, Flip to mute and Flip for Speaker)
- Sound Enhancer
- Photo Enhancer
For full specifications visit: http://www.htc.com/www/product/hd7/specification.html
The HTC HD7 is available for RRP $768 which can be repaid over 24 months when purchased in conjunction with a Consumer Telstra Next G® Cap plan or a Telstra Business Mobile PLUS Plan. It is available from 29 March from Telstra Stores and partners.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com
About Windows Phone 7
Complete information about Windows Phone 7 features and capabilities can be found at http://www.windowsphone.com.
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