The LG Quantum is headed to AT&T Wireless and Phil was able to spend some intimate time with the phone during the Windows Phone 7 launch.
The 3.8" screen looks really responsive to the touch. The side-sliding QWERTY appears to be on the narrow side but when you're used to the five row keyboard of the Tilt2, a lot of keyboards appear narrow.
It's an impressive phone with an impressive boot time. Helped by the 1ghz processor, the HD7 takes about twenty seconds to boot. That's lightning fast compared to some Windows Phones running Windows Mobile.
For those of you who have not yet joined the Zune network, Microsoft is giving away 3 months of it for free if you pre-order a new device with Windows Phone 7.
HTC was in the thick of the Windows Phone 7 launch and has added three new videos highlighting three of their WP7 phones. You can find the video on the HTC HD7, Trophy and Mozart over at HTC's YouTube Channel. The twenty second videos don't offer any specs on the phones but showcases them nicely.
While the Trophy and Mozart are headed to overseas markets, the HD7 will land at T-Mobile next month. Still not sold on the kickstand but that 4.3" screen does look nice.
Ease on past the break to see the videos on the Trophy and Mozart.
So much has been covered today we felt the need for a little roundup to pull as much as we can under one roof. So, hit the link and ease on past the break to see a brief summary of today's events.
Mal and Phil are live in New York for the launch of Windows Phone 7, a slew of new handsets, and they're joined by Matt Miller of ZDNet and author of Windows Phone 7 Companion. Listen in!
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- Listen to it here with the flash player above.
Yup, of course we got to play with the Dell Venue Pro (an odd name) aka the 'Lightning'. Featuring a 4.1" screen with 8GB of storage, the device felt pretty solid in our hands. It was a bit top heavy with the keyboard out, but nothing serious. Speaking of, the slider is fantastic--you really feel the springs and quality with this one.
The keyboard itself is also quite nice, though a bit cramped (being a portrait slider, this is natural). Here's a funny thing though: yeah, the onscreen keyboard is really, really as good as everyone says it is. Seriously. Phil and I were both banging away on the HD7 and were shocked at the speed and accuracy. All of this almost, almost makes the hardware keyboard feel redundant. Still, we know some of you want this bad boy and we don't blame you--it's a sold device.
In fact, all the phones today feel fast, smooth and top quality. We like these new hardware restrictions as we get consistency for once.
The Dell Venue Pro will be on T-Mobile, features a 5MP camera and Gorilla Glass for the screen. A few more shots after the break!
Ebay has announced the availability of it's first Windows Phone 7 application. The Ebay App will allow you to bid, buy and check Ebay buying and selling activity from your Windows Phone 7. The app supports push notification to provide real-time alerts.
Other features include:
- Scroll through the panorama to quickly engage in Daily Deals, popular searches, my eBay activity – bids, items won, selling or watching, messages – and reminders
- Personalize the shopping experience with saved searches, sharing favorite items with friends and unique background themes
- Use “Best Offer,” eBay’s fastest growing way to buy, where users negotiate the price of a particular item, with real-time notifications when an offer is received and finalized
- Quickly pay for items with PayPal in just a few clicks
The Ebay app will be a free application through the Marketplace. It's just one more example on how Windows Phone 7 will keep you in touch. Follow the break for the full press release and another screen shot.
The HTC HD7 on T-Mobile marks the largest of the new Windows Phone 7 devices -- and it's quickly grabbed a spot in our top five devices launched today. Let's start with the particulars:
- 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor at 1GHz
- Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n
- GPS (and Telenav)
- Quad-band GSM/AWS 3G
- Dimensions: 4.8 inches by 2.7 inches by 0.44 inches
- Multimedia kickstand (that might double as a bottle opener)
- 5MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
- FM radio
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- 16GB internal storage
In AT&T's Press Release, all three will run $199.99 after the two-year contractual discounts. The offer also includes a free 30-day trial for U-verse Mobile and Zune Pass, which gives customers the ability to download or stream songs from Zune plus the option to download and keep ten songs after the subscription ends.
The Focus will be available on November 8, 2010. The LG Quantum and HTC Surround will hit the shelves in time for the Holidays. We are hoping to get a clearer picture on those dates and will let you know the moment we do.
Follow the break for the full press release from AT&T.
Turns out the Samsung Focus was not all about the camera, but instead the gorgeous Super AMOLED screen that's part of that whole Galaxy S series.
The phone is a stunner, being one fo the thinnest phones around at 9mm and also being extremely light. The phone is of course coming to AT&T (more info here)
Couple more shots after the break, more later!