Eight months after the Windows Phone 7 OS unveiling, Microsoft & its partners Dell, HTC Corp., LG,Samsung, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, O2 and Orange have announced ten smartphones based Windows Phone 7 operating system.
“Glance and Go” is the slogan Microsoft is using to differentiate itself from an already crowded smartphone market. The phones will be available to over 60 cellphone operators in more than 30 countries this year.
Here’s the lineup of 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) phones announced today:
- HTC 7 Surround: The 3.8-inch T8788 with slideout speaker for AT&T and Telus
- HTC HD7: Schubert comes of age as a 4.3-inch HD2 cousin for T-Mobile and beyond
- HTC 7 Trophy: The 3.8-inch Spark headed to international carriers
- HTC 7 Mozart: Another heavily leaked int’l player with 3.7-inch display
- Dell Venue Pro: 4.1-inch portrait QWERTY slider for T-Mobile we broke as Lightning
- Samsung Focus: AT&T’s 4-inch Super AMOLED slate we broke as Cetus
- Samsung Omnia 7: The i8700 is a 4-inch Super AMOLED jobbie for Europe
- LG Optimus 7: The E900 is the official 3.8-inch global workhorse
- LG Quantum: AT&T’s 3.5-inch landscape slider first seen as the C900
- HTC 7 Pro: A 3.6-inch QWERTY slider for Sprint (2011)
The Samsung Focus has a 480×800 4.0″ screen, a 1 GHz Qualcomm processors, 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p video and a battery life of up to three hours of talk time and 10 days of standby time.
LG Optimus 7
The LG Optimus 7 (or LG E900) sports a 3.8″ 480×800 resolution screen, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus (capable of 720p video) and a 1 Ghz processor. It will be available in many countries around the world.