HTC HD7 heading to O2 UK from October 21st for Free On Contract

O2 has recently announced that they will be selling the Windows Phone 7 smartphone HTC HD7 from October 21st. This O2 version of HTC HD7 will carry 16GB of internal storage, the largest of any Windows Phone 7 smartphone and will be available on O2’s range of Pay Monthly Smartphone tariffs, all of which come with unlimited Wi-Fi at thousands of The Cloud and BT Openzone hotspots.

HTC HD7 runs on 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 chipset processor.  HTC HD7 is the first Windows Phone 7 smartphone for UK. It is also known as HTC HD3, HTC Gold. Specs wise, HD7 is much similar to HTC 7 Pro.

HTC HD7 features a 4.3” diagonal WVGA Super-LCD touchscreen(480×800 pixels), 5 Megapixel camera(2592 x 1944 pixels) with LED flash & Auto focus, 720p HD video recording capability, Windows phone 7 OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 576 MB RAM/512 MB ROM, 3G, Wi-Fi, 16GB internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB and GPS.

HTC HD7 on O2

HTC HD7 on O2

Technical Specifications of HTC HD7(aka HTC Gold/ HTC HD3)

3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 1200 MHz
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Form FactorCandy Bar
L x B x H122 x 68 x 11.2 mm
Weight162 g
TypeSuper-LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size4.3 inch
Resolution800×480 Pixels WVGA
Input/ User Interface
InputMulti Touch
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Pinch to Zoom
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
System Properties
Operating SystemWindows Phone 7
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
576 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Memory Storage
Memory16GB internal storage in some regions & 8GB internal storage in some regions
No slot for microSD cards
Browser & MessagingHTML
Predictive Text Input, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Still– 5 Megapixels
– 2592 x 1944 pixels
– LED Flash, Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Face detection
-Built-in scenes include candlelight, landscape, and portrait match the environment of your subject
Video Recording Capability1280×720 (720p HD)
Bluetooth & USBBluetooth v2.1 with A2DP & v2.0 micro USB
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack
3GHSDPA Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
HSUPA Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
EDGEUp to 114 kbps downloading
GPRSUp to 560 kbps downloading
Music & Video
Music Format.m4a, .m4b, .mp3, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Video Format3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .mbr., .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1)
TypeLi-Ion 1230 mAh Standard battery
Talk TimeUp to 320 mins (3G)
Up to 380 mins (2G)
Standby TimeUp to 320 hours (3G)
Up to 310 hours (2G)
Other FeaturesXbox Live
Bing Maps, Bing Search
Zune Services
Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound
G-Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer
Facebook, Windows Live

HTC HD7 on O2 HTC HD7 on O2

The OS on this mobile device comes with everything organized in Hubs, such as the People hub, all contacts put together, including Facebook, Windows Live friends and the Games hub with Xbox Live integration and more.

Price & Availability

The HTC HD7 will be available from 21st of October, 2010 via O2 stores in UK. HD7 goes free on the carrier’s £40 per month 24 month tariff (900 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB UK data). The HTC HD7 will also be available for purchase on O2’s range of Pay & Go tariffs. pricing at £379.

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