has cut an exclusive deal with HTC for the HTC HD7 smartphone.
handset, powered by Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 OS, will launch on O2 on 21 October on a £40 two year tariff and on pay-as-you-go for
HD7 boasts the biggest screen and memory of all Windows Phone 7 smartphones
launched to date. It comes with a 4.3-inch touch-screen and 16GB of memory. It
also packs a1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor and a five-megapixel camera with dual
LED flash and HD video recording.
phone is aimed at consumer and business users and the gaming community.
include the Windows Phone 7 People hub, which allows users’ contacts to sit
alongside Facebook and Windows Live friends, pictures and feeds.
The Games hub connects
to customers' Xbox Live profile, allowing users to play games against their Xbox
Live friends, join leaderboards and earn achievements.
The Windows Phone 7 Office hub allows users to view and edit Word, PowerPoint
and Excel documents as well as creating notes in OneNote Mobile that sync
Steve Alder, O2's devices manager, said: 'Windows Phone 7 is a completely fresh start for Microsoft and brings
them right into the smartphone space. The HTC HD7 a great exclusive for O2 and
means that our customers will get the very best experience out of Windows Phone
HTC CEO Jon French said, ‘The new Windows Phone 7 experience is an entirely
new approach that we anticipate people will enjoy. With the integration of
Microsoft’s most popular services like Xbox Live and Zune, Windows Phone 7 is a
truly compelling mobile platform. The HTC HD7 has a large, high-resolution
screen which makes it perfect for playing games and enjoying videos.’
The HTC HD7 will be available on O2’s range of Pay Monthly Smartphone tariffs, which
come with unlimited Wi-Fi at The Cloud and BT Openzone hotspots. The HTC HD7 is
free on a £40 24 month tariff that comes with 900 minutes, unlimited texts and
data. The HTC HD7 will also be available on O2’s range of pay-as-you-go tariffs