Not to be outdone by AT&T, T-Mobile have also announced that they will be carrying Windows Phone 7 devices, two to be precise – the HTC HD7 and the Dell Venue Pro.
The HTC HD7 has the biggest screen size of all the different WP7 phones announced today at 4.3 inches. The screen’s resolution, however, is still 800×480 like every other Windows Phone for now. The HD7 will also have a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 16 GB of internal memory, 5 megapixel camera with dual led flash and 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
The HD7 will come with Netflix, T-Mobile TV (as the name implies, a live and on-demand TV app) and Slacker Radio preinstalled.
There’s no word on pricing for the HD7 yet, but don’t be surprised if it’s going to be $200 with a 2-year contract.
Availability should start “mid-November” according to T-Mobile, which is what was rumored a while back.
Elsewhere, the HTC HD7 will be available exclusively from O2 in the UK and Ireland, from Telstra in Australia, Telecom New Zealand in New Zealand, Singtel in Singapore and Maxis in Malaysia. It will also be available from O2 in Germany, Telefonica Movistar in Spain, Bouygues Telecom in France, Taiwan Mobile in Taiwan, and CSL, 3 and China Mobile in Hong Kong.
Also coming to T-Mobile is the Dell Venue Pro, previously known (and leaked) as the Dell Lightning. This is a portrait slider featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, and details about it are quite vague. It seems like Dell wasn’t about to announce it anytime soon, but T-Mobile mentioned it in their HD7 press release and so Dell have put out a teaser announcement that doesn’t actually reveal that much.
So the Venue Pro will feature a 4.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and a 5 MP camera. Dell say that TMo is the “launch partner” for the Venue, so a release on AT&T may only come later, if ever.
When will it launch on T-Mobile? “In time for the holidays“, of course. No pricing details have been announced yet.
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