HTC and AT&T have taken the lid off the HTC HD7S, a Windows Phone 7 device sporting HTC's now-favorite 4.3 inch screen with Super LCD technology, a 1GHz processor, SRS WOW / Dolby Audio, and a 5MP camera 'round back capable of 720p HD video recording flanked by a dual-LED flash. NoDo / Copy/Pase will also be on board.
In other words, we seem to be looking at an AT&T version of the HD7, albeit loaded up with AT&T's "suite" of software like U-verse for TV and tha swanky Super LCD (which fixes the HD7's biggest problem, in our opinion). We're on the ground at CTIA Spring 2011 and we'll bring you more as we get it!
Full press release after the break
The HTC HD7S smartphone combines gaming, music and more with a 4.3-inch display to create an entertainment powerhouse
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today announced that the HTC HD7S smartphone will be available as part of the AT&T family of devices in the coming weeks. The slim, sleek HTC HD7S is optimized for high-impact visuals with a large 4.3" high-resolution screen, high-definition video capture and a focus on gaming that realizes the power of Xbox LIVE —bringing gameplay to life. With the HTC HD7S, HTC is bringing its second Windows Phone 7 device to AT&T and, along with the HTC Inspire 4G, now offers two super LCD 4.3" display devices for AT&T customers.
"Combining Windows Phone 7's integrated entertainment services, including Xbox LIVE and Zune, with the largest screen available on a Windows Phone 7 device as well as outstanding Dolby® Mobile and SRS WOW™ audio, the HTC HD7S is the ultimate mobile entertainment device," said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. "As an increasingly important part of people's lives, HTC believes in delivering unparalleled choice to the smartphone market. With the announcement of the HTC HD7S, HTC continues to successfully deliver on this promise."
The HTC HD7S is an entertainment lover's dream. A 1GHz processor can handle data-intensive applications, while integration with Zune means that users can enjoy not only music, but their favorite videos and movies in cinematic-style on the large 4.3" high-resolution screen and built-in kickstand. For those who refuse to compromise on their mobile gaming experience, the HTC HD7S brings gameplay to life by harnessing the power of Xbox LIVE. For capturing video with incredible quality and detail, the HTC HD7S features a 720p HD camcorder.
Windows Phone 7 delivers a simple, streamlined and integrated experience on the HTC HD7S through Windows Phone Hubs. Windows Phone Hubs bring together a related set of applications, services and content into a single view to simplify common tasks. With the exclusive HTC Hub, HTC is providing a unique series of applications and utilities that include weather and stock applications and a photo enhancer that enables a person to apply special effects before sharing photos with their friends. The unique AT&T U-verse mobile app, which allows U-verse customers to manage their DVR recordings, browse TV listings, and download and watch hit TV shows on the HTC HD7S's extra-large display, is also integrated into the device.
The HTC HD7S is slated to be available through AT&T in the coming weeks.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
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