Second Windows Phone 7 smartphone for AT&T inbound
AT&T and Microsoft have announced that AT&T has a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone for customers to choose from. The new device is the HTC HD7S and it will come to AT&T for people to buy "in the coming weeks."
The phone has a 4.3-inch screen. This is the second WinPo7 smartphone to hit AT&T after the Inspire 4G also from HTC. The HD7S has a 1GHz processor inside for data intense operations, it also has Zune integration for music playback It will also integrate with Xbox Live and lots more. The device will record 720p video with its rear camera and it offers all of the other features of the Windows Phone 7 platform.
"Combining Windows Phone 7's integrated entertainment services, including Xbox LIVE and Zune, with the largest screen available on a Windows Phone 7 device as well as outstanding Dolby® Mobile and SRS WOW™ audio, the HTC HD7S is the ultimate mobile entertainment device," said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. "As an increasingly important part of people's lives, HTC believes in delivering unparalleled choice to the smartphone market. With the announcement of the HTC HD7S, HTC continues to successfully deliver on this promise."
This phone might be most appealing to the business user that needs tight Office integration or for the person that just isn’t a fan of anything Apple. The phone will also integrate with AT&T U-verse to allow subscribers to manage DVR recordings, browse TV listings, and download shows to watch right on the phone. AT&T is mum on pricing and an exact launch date, but most phones tend to be in the $199 range with a new contract. I would expect this to be the same.