We finally have a price for some of the new HTC phones that will run on Windows Phone 7 (mobile OS). A leaked document with details of German telecommunication provider O2 revealed the price of the HTC HD7. More infos, release date, hardware specs and theme after the break.
The HTC HD7 will be the first HTC phone running the Windows Phone 7 OS. Here’s a picture:
HTC HD7 Price
According to this leaked document by wmpoweruser.com the HTC HD7 will cost 79€ with a 24-month contract (contract fee: 20€/month). If you want to buy the HTC HD7 without a contract, you’ll have to pay about 559€.
So, let’s translate this into dollar at the current exchange rates..
24-month contract: ~$110 for the HTC HD7, monthly cost ~$28
Important: Keep in mind, often companies sell their products in Europe for a much higher price. They tend to sell products at a 1:1 rate (which is of course outrageous, but people here still buy it). So it is very possible that you will only pay $100 with contract or $600 without contract in the US.
More importantly is the release date: October 18th, 2010! So, if you’re lucky you will be able to get your HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7 only a week after the release of Microsoft’s mobile OS.
The hardware specs of the HTC HD7 are supposed to very good:
1GHZ CPU, 576MB RAM, 4.3″ display (480 x 800 pixels solution), 5MP camera, WiFi + GPS
As reported, the minimum hardware specs for a cell phone running Windows Phone 7 are:
- # DirectX9 GPU and video acceleration
- # DivX 4,5,6 Support
- # H.264 Support (Blue-Ray, DVB digital TV too)
- # 5MP camera
- # GPS
- # Compass
- # Accelerometer
- # Ambient light
- # Proximity sensor
- # Keys: Start, Search, Back
Windows Phone 7 Theme
One of the reasons why I am interested in the Windows Phone 7 is the great design and the possibility to take your XBOX Live profile wherever you go.