Today will forever be dubbed as Windows Phone 7 day – the day Microsoft launched its long-awaited new smartphone platform and a whole load of devices to go with it.
But what are all these phones and which should you buy?
HTC 7 Mozart
The HTC Mozart is a music-centric device that touches upon photography with an 8-megapixel camera, autofocus and a Xenon flash. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack for plugging your earphones in and 8GB storage to fill it to the rafters with tunage. With a 1Ghz processor, the Mozart is a swift device and a stuning 480×800 pixel capacitive touchscreen is a joy to watch video on. The HTC Mozart will be available on Orange.
Take a look at our HTC 7 Mozart first look and full specs.
The HTC HD7 features a massive 4.3-inch touchscreen, just like the HTC HD2 and the Desire HD. It’s s pretty hefty device, but that’s because of the screen. A 5-megapixel camera sits atop the back and there’s a pretty decent 8 or 16GB internal memory. This may not be as high-specced as the Mozart, but you’ll buy this beast for the screen. The HTC HD7 will be available from O2.
Read our HTC HD7 first look review and full specs.
HTC 7 Trophy
The HTC Trophy is the lowest-specced HTC Windows Phone 7 device available. With a 3.8-inch toucscreen and 5-megapixel camera, it’s not a bad device though. Judging by the spec, it’ll be an entry-level device, possibly sitting in the same price category as the Android-based HTC Wildfire.The HTC 7 Trophy will be available on a number of networks from October 21.
Read the HTC 7 Trophy first look and full specs.
HTC 7 Surround
The HTC Surround is a landscape slider device for music fans, with a Yamaha speaker packed inside. There’s a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB internal storage and a 3.8-inch, 480×800 pixel touchscreen. You’ll also find a kick stand for watching movies and a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor powering it all.
Read the HTC 7 Surround full specs.
HTC 7 Pro
the HTC 7 Pro is identical to the HTC 7 Surround, although it has a full Qwerty keyboard in place of the speaker. There’s 16GB internal storage onboard, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and Dolby Mobile and SRS Surround Sound. A 1500mAh battery ensures you’ll always have juice to power the 3.6-inch touchscreen.
The HTC 7 Pro will be available in the UK by December.
Read the HTC 7 Pro full specs.
Samsung Omnia 7
The Samsung Omnia 7 runs along the same vein as the Samsung Galaxy S with a Super AMOLED touchscreen and 1Ghz processor. For imaging, there’s a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, but no flash. The Samsung Omnia 7 also features a 1500mAh battery like the HTC 7 Pro and 8GB internal storage. The Samsung Omnia 7 will be available on Orange and Three.
LG Optimus 7
The LG Optimus 7 is LG’s Windows Phone 7 offering and features DLNA for media sharing, 3.8 inch WVGA LCD display, 5-megapixel camera and 16GB internal memory. All LG Windows Phone 7 devices come with ScanSearch preinstalled. It’ll keep you up to date with all the news about shopping, dining, weather, entertainment and banking to your homescreen.
LG Optimus 7Q
The LG Optimus 7Q is a variant of the LG Optimus 7, but with a Qwerty keyboard too. The LG Optimus 7Q’s screen is a little smaller than the Optimus 7’s at 3.5-inches. There’s a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and a 1500mAh battery to power it all. You’ll find 16GB internal memory packed in for your music, pictures and videos to be stored.
Dell Venue Pro
The Dell Venue Pro is the only Windows Phone 7 device with a Qwerty keyboard. The keyboard slides out from the bottom, and there’s also a full touchscreen, just like the BlackBerry Torch. The screen is 4.1-inches, just shy of the HD7’s 4.3-inches and there’s a 5-megapixel camera and 3.5mm headphone jack too. There’s a Snapdragon processor packed inside, alongside Wi-Fi and a microUSB port for connectivity.