1HTC, Dell, Samsung, LG Show Off Windows Phone 7 Devices
by Nicholas Kolakowski
2Windows Phone 7 Introduced
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduces Windows Phone 7 during the New York City presentation.
Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Markets group, introduced his company’s upcoming smartphones to the audience.
4Windows Phone 7 Targets Businesses
Microsoft hopes Windows Phone 7 will appeal to its traditional business audience. Here, a demonstration of the smartphone running PowerPoint.
Microsoft also demonstrated the phones’ abilities to quickly auto-correct e-mails and other text.
Windows Phone 7 aggregates Web content and applications into six subject-specific “Hubs.” Microsoft also paid particular attention to the features and functionality of e-mail and other features.
7Windows Phone 7 Apps
Microsoft is also hoping that third-party developers will build apps for Windows Phone 7. Big names like eBay have created apps for the phones’ initial rollout.
The LG Quantum is one of the Windows Phone 7 devices that AT&T plans to offer in the November-December timeframe.
The LG Quantum comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Although Microsoft imposed strict hardware requirements on its manufacturing partners, it seems some of those OEMs went a little off the reservation with their designs.
10HTC 7 Surround
The HTC 7 Surround is another Windows Phone 7 device scheduled to roll out in November or December.??Ã
The Samsung Focus will debut on AT&T’s network Nov. 8. Windows Phone 7 will be available first on GSM-based networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile, with CDMA-based networks such as Verizon following in 2011.
The HTC 7 Surround includes a pop-out speaker, for blasting music or a speaker-call at highly inappropriate moments.
13Windows Phone 7 Home Screen
The LG Optimus 7, displaying Windows Phone 7’s home screen.
14Dell Venue Pro
The Dell Venue Pro includes a 4.1-inch multitouch display and a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
The Dell Venue Pro is fronted with Gorilla Glass, for durability and scratch resistance.
16HTC 7 Trophy
The HTC 7 Trophy.
17Windows Phone 7 Tiles
The HTC 7 Surround. Note how Windows Phone 7’s “tiles” don’t flip into landscape mode when the phone is tilted on its side.
The HTC Mozart, one of the first Windows Phone 7 smartphones whose details leaked before the unveiling.
19HTC Touch Screen
The HTC HD7 includes a 4.3-inch touch screen and a kickstand.