HTC HD7 Windows Phone (T-Mobile) Review & Prices in US

Valid until 31 January 2015 (unless noted)
Like the HTC Surround, the HTC HD7 is one of the world’s first smartphones using the Windows Phone 7 operating system – promises to keep customers entertained and connected on the go. It has deep integration of entertainment brands, social networking capabilities and rich Microsoft services. It intelligently brings together information and experiences that matter to customers all in a bold, sophisticated design. It also features vibrant display, high quality sound and built-in kickstand for the most outstanding entertainment services made possible by Windows Phone 7. Through this awesome smartphone, HTC and T-Mobile are once again committed together to deliver an outstanding smartphone experience to wireless consumers looking for both entertainment and productivity.

The HTC HD7 features an ultra-fast 3G connectivity via T-Mobile's HSDPA/UMTS network. (1700/2100 MHz bands, UMTS/HSDPA); Windows Phone 7 operating system; 4.3-inch touchscreen display (480 x 800 pixels, 16 million colors) includes light and proximity sensors; full QWERTY virtual keyboard; 5-megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash and HD video capture capabilities (720p); blazing-speed Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1); and GPS navigation with access to turn-by-turn navigation from TeleNav GPS Navigator. It is powered by a blazing-fast Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and has 16 GB of internal memory. It is a sleek and slim at only 5.71 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.67 x 0.44 inches. And with its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery, you’ll have up to 6.3 hours of talk time and up to 13 days of standby time.

The Windows Phone 7 operating system has been carefully crafted to help you get more done in fewer steps with a unique Hub and Tile interface – allows you to find out what's going on, what's happening next, and what you've missed without having to open an application. The O.S. also integrates with many popular Microsoft services such as Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing, and Zune. It also boasts Internet Explorer 8 for full HTML Web browsing – includes fully integrated Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar as well as the Microsoft Office Hub (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneNote, and SharePoint Workspace Mobile).

The HTC HD7 is the first device to offer T-Mobile Family Room, a new application that helps families keep in touch and manage their busy lives. You can write a note on a virtual chalkboard; add shared calendar events for your Family Room group to coordinate family gatherings. The system offers real-time notifications alerting users when any family member posts something for everyone to see.

With this smartphone, you’ll be able to enjoy High-Speed Data Connectivity via T-Mobile's 3G Network. With this network, in an HSPA+ enabled areas, you’ll be able to enjoy 4G-like speeds, with a capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds (download speeds averaging between 5 and 8 Mbps). In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on T-Mobile's EDGE network – that is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (75-135Kbps).

HTC HD7 Windows Phone Prices in USA
Product prices and sellers at the time of review:

Buy from Amazon Wireless
Price: $0.01 (with contract), $519.99 (without contract)

Buy from Cell Hub
Price: $9.99 (with contract), $509.99 (without contract)

Buy from BestBuy
Price: $199.99 (with contract), $599.99 (without contract)

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DTM said...

HD7 to me is a $200 paper weight that can play Netflix. My G/F and I both have this phone so I know the following is not isolated. It lacks so much out of the box; it is bad for business (Microsoft and mine). Document saving and sharing is poor. Sound is poor. I have had it for 2 weeks and I have to pull the battery twice a day...Zune has prevented easy access to old files which makes me feel as Microsoft Zune is Media Nazi's. Can't install any other media software as of yet to freely drag and drop files onto phone. I would be o.k. with the lack of removable storage if the storage was accessibly. Not user friendly when it comes to finding detailed settings. By the way, the settings suck!!!! Microsoft must think that the owners of this phone must be complete douches. Snicker snicker... Video playback has a time bar on bottom but does not respond to finger!! This phone occasionally makes you manually update each email account to get most current email. Push is lagging. No Java... Should I go on? O.k. Did I mention that it does not register on home computer when you plug it in via usb? I know there are some that have managed to modify registry thru regedit... Pain in the arse for most users. I notices that the side chrome scratches off very easy. I put my HD7 in a blackberry case and it came out with the chrome missing after 2 hours. lol. If you download apps from the market place, expect lagging and crashing! That is no good. Market place lags without downloading on both devices. Did I mention Wifi issues? I am computer savvy and it took me 5 hours to get it connected to my NEW wireless Netgear router. On one device, it seems to have an OS issue were it won’t charge and has a picture on the screen to connect it to computer. Only way to fix this bug is to do multiple battery pulls and then the OS will eventually load. Other device seems fine. You can’t call out while watching Netflix. You must close app then call. With 3G, the whole hype was faster speeds and talking and browsing at the same time. On the HD7, this is not so.No multi-tasking. Did I mention that lack of UMA network is a MAJOR letdown? No Wifi calling is poor if you get no signal from T-Mobile in your own house in a populated rural neighborhood. It really does have bad reception. I am not talking about the death grip either. This phone is terrible for network reception. I have to forward all my calls to a Blackberry that does Wifi calling so I can receive my incoming calls. This is a good phone if you like to carry two phones at ounce. Tiles on main screen don’t seem to auto adjust, meaning if you delete a tile, it leaves a ugly empty gap that takes manual maneuvering to fix and cant hang if not done right. There is no easy button to push to clear cache or browsing history on all apps. The Bing button next to windows is very annoying. You can’t customize. Did I mention that you can’t customize? It seems to always get pressed accidentally no matter how gentle my browsing finger is. The power button and volume button move loosely and must be pressed multiple times to recognize command. The buttons just sit there and jiggle by themselves. Tighten them up man. Geeze. The video lags from time to time and refreshes when on 3G and this may be from the websites but not sure. In commercials and ads all over the net, they said that it has three speakers and that is a lie. It only has one small rear speaker and the speaker mesh on both sides of the screen is for looks. Lol. What a waste.

If you think I am complaining then go stick your head in the ground. You have no idea how you are being taken advantage of on a day to day basis.

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