The HTC HD7 is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone featuring an impressive 4.3 inch display. The handset packs some serious hardware specs, thanks to Microsoft's stringent minimum spec protocol for all WP7 devices, including a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 756 MB of RAM, 5 MP camera capable of HD recording and a 480 x 800 pixel screen. The ample display acerage on the HD7 makes for an enhanced experience for watching videos, maps & while surfing the web.
The HD7's massive 4.3 inch screen space makes it fairly obvious that HTC meant it to be a full-fledged entertainment machine. Reiterating the fact is a kickstand for handsfree landscape viewing, Dual speakers (with Dolby Mobile & SRS WOW sound support) tucked away on both ends of the handset and seamless sync capability with Microsoft Zune. The HD7 is by no means a small device, but at just 11.2 mm thick it is by no means unwieldy. The slick & curvy ergonomic chassis fits rather well in the palm and despite its obvious heft, transiting the HD7 never seems much of a hassle.
Connectivity & Features
The Windows Phone 7 OS is designed around a set of animated Tiles, which can be pinned/unpinned, dragged around, swapped anywhere on the homescreen. Some of the tiles are 'Dynamic', in the sense they can display current updates, like the Email Tile which would display the number of currently unread messages in your inbox. The OS lets you 'pin' pretty much anything on the homescreen, from mails, widgets, bookmarks to albums.
The HTC HD7 sports a 5MP camera that supports multiple shooting modes including Backlight, Candlelight, Sports , Portrait and Macro. Theres also a choice of metering, spot, center or average along with flicker adjustment. The HD7 smartphone is capable of HD recording(@720p) and swaps the Xenon Flash for a Dual LED Flash. The flash range is around 4 meters and is more than suffice to light up a average sized room.
Windows Phone 7 allows for pretty close integration with Facebook and other social networking sites. It can scan through your Facebook friends list and dig up account info like email addresses, birthdays and phone numbers and match it with your email contact list. This integration also spills over to your calendar, any appointments made will show up along with the location & time, complete with a handy clash notification.
Battery & Storage
The HD7 is powered by a Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery which allows for 5 hours of talktime on 3G and 6 hours of talktime on 2G networks. This HTC windows phone comes with 16 GB of internal memory.