HTC unveiled five new Windows Phone 7 smartphones at a Microsoft conference in London today (11 October).
The HTC 7 Surround, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Pro and HTC HD7 will feature a series of unique HTC applications that can be accessed through the new HTC Hub. The five new devices will be available from late October.
HTC CEO Peter Chou said: ‘Windows Phone 7 is an entirely fresh mobile experience, on which HTC is excited to be going big. We see tremendous customer opportunities with the integration of Microsoft’s most popular services like Xbox LIVE and Zune.
‘The value Microsoft is bringing to mobile customers around the world sets a new benchmark for the industry. HTC will be introducing five new HTC Windows Phone 7 smartphones at launch to support our customers with a broad variety of choice.
‘HTC has been a partner with Microsoft since we launched our first phones nearly a decade ago, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue this journey with the launch of Windows Phone 7,” said Andy Lees, President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft.
'Windows Phone 7 characterises a new direction for Microsoft and its partners, and HTC is stepping up to support this in a significant way by bringing five new Windows Phones to market.’
The HTC 7 Surround is marketed as the ‘ultimate multimedia device’. It features a unique slide-out speaker and integrated kickstand with integrated Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD, for high-fidelity audio and virtual surround sound.
The HTC 7 Mozart is rafted from a single piece of anodised aluminum, and integrates Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD for high-fidelity. It also has Microsoft Zune integration, so customers can synchronize the it with their PC.
Meanwhile, the HTC 7 Trophy will connect with Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE. Gamers can enjoy fast action gameplay supported by the phone’s high performance 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and controlled through the vivid WVGA 3.8” touch-screen. High fidelity, virtual surround sound - through SRS WOW HD - brings a rich audio experience whether the user is playing a game, watching a video or listening to music.
The HTC 7 Prowas is inspired by ‘power users’ who want to combine business efficiency with the ability to take full advantage of leisure time. The handset slides opens and tilts to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It also features the ability to sort, scan and manage Outlook email, open and edit Office documents on the phone and keep track of the markets with HTC’s stocks application.
HTC HD7 owners can enjoy videos and movies in ‘cinematic-style’ thanks to the large 4.3-inch high-resolution screen, while its kickstand allows them to ‘sit back and enjoy the action handsfree’. The HTC HD7 also links up to Xbox LIVE, taking console gaming ‘beyond the home’.