You would have heard about Microsoft’s new phone operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series. That is, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks. So it comes to no surprise that HTC have flooded the market with a vast range of mobile devices with this new and exciting OS.
I’ve been given a review unit, thanks to MobiCity, so over the next week I will be using this phone and tweeting (@MobiReviews) about my experiences – which I will then wrap up in a blog post at the end of the week. But, for now, let’s get on with the unboxing!
- CPU: 1 GHz
- Platform: Windows Phone OS 7
- Memory: 512 MB ROM / 576 MB RAM
- Size/Weight: 119 X 60.2 X 11.9 mm / 130 grams
- Display: 3.7-inch touch screen
- Network: HSPA/WCDMA (850/2100 MHz) / GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) | Also available in 900/2100 model)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, Wifi (b/g/n), 3.5 mm stereo, micro-USB
- Camera: 8 megapixel, with autofocus and flash
- 720p HD video recording
Look and Feel
After unboxing the phone, I was impressed by the quality of the design. Together with the three touch-sensitive ‘back’, ‘Windows’ and ‘search’ keys, the phone is coupled with buttons including the dedicated camera key, the volume rocker and the all important power key. The phone has a solidness to it, and yet it remains light and streamlined against the palm of the hand.
The phone’s screen is amazing – together with its crisp display and responsive touch, flipping in and out of screens is a breeze!
I am however worried about the unprotected camera lens and open micro-USB port. Though, to be fair, I do seem to be part of the minority with this worry – as most of the phones these days come equally unprotected.