Enterprise Mobility: HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7: Sleek, Polished and Middle-of-the-Road

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-01-04
 
 
 

HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7: Sleek, Polished and Middle-of-the-Road

by Nicholas Kolakowski

HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7: Sleek, Polished and Middle-of-the-Road

HTC HD7

HTCs HD7, running Windows Phone 7, features a 4.3-inch touch screen (480 x 800 WVGA) and 1GHz processor.

HTC HD7

Battery Life

The HTC HD7s rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for roughly a day before needing recharging, provided you go relatively light on the phone calls.

Battery Life

Camera

The 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual LED flash offers 720p HD video recording.

Camera

Kickstand

The integrated kickstand sets the HTC HD7 in landscape mode.

Kickstand

Lock Screen

Windows Phone 7s lock screen.

Lock Screen

Passcode Protected

Unlike Google Android, which has its users draw a shape to access their phone, Windows Phone 7 takes the traditional pass-code approach.

Passcode Protected

Hubs

Windows Phone 7s interface centers on six subject-specific Hubs.

Hubs

Apps

Users can pin new apps (such as the Facebook and Twitter apps, seen here) to their Start screens.

Apps

More Options

By flicking their finger to the right, users can access a variety of tools not present on the Start screen, including their apps.

More Options

Bing Maps

Windows Phone 7s maps, powered by Bing, offer a satellite view when zoomed in close to ground level.

Bing Maps

Office Hub

Microsoft hopes its Office Hub will attract business users.

Office Hub

Document Editing

The Office hub offers light editing for Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel workbooks, as well as access to OneNote.

Document Editing

SharePoint

Microsoft is also betting that its smartphone platforms tight SharePoint integration will appeal to businesses.

SharePoint

Outlook Integration

Windows Phone 7 integrates fairly seamlessly with Outlook e-mail, at least in eWEEKs testing. Users can also add their Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail and other e-mail accounts to their phones.

Outlook Integration

Phone Calls

Windows Phone 7s interface for making phone calls.

Phone Calls

Multimedia Phone

HTC and carrier T-Mobile are selling the HD7 as a multimedia phone, with a "T-Mobile TV" app and integration with the users Zune account. Netflix also exists as a preloaded app.

Multimedia Phone

Calendar

Windows Phone 7s calendar interface.

Calendar

App Marketplace

Windows Phone 7s app marketplace reportedly has close to 5,000 apps.

App Marketplace

Xbox Integration

As befitting a Microsoft product, Windows Phone 7 features tight Xbox Live integration. Here, the users digital (and customizable) avatar.

Xbox Integration

Photos

Windows Phone 7s photo-taking interface offers control over effects, resolution, "Metering mode," "Flicker adjustment," and flash.

Photos

HTC Hub

Elements of HTCs Hub for WP7 bear a curious resemblance to Google Androids user interface, no?

HTC Hub

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