HTC Schubert gets shown with WP7; features unibody design

Well, here it is folks, just in time for Monday morning--the HTC Schubert, which is expected to be one of the first GSM phones featuring Windows Phone 7 to hit the market.

Part of the device's sexy looks comes form the aluminum unibody design, much like the Android-based HTC Legend (see more on that here).

Unfortunately while we have pictures, we don't have any specifications for the device, though you can bet on at least a 1GHz processor and ample RAM like all WP7 Chassis 1 devices.

Watch the full video after the break and here are some screenshots below. Our quick impression? We likey. Your thoughts? Lets us know in comments.

[247 Windows phone via Solo Palmari]

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Pretty good I think, I'll need more info on specs and also get a chance to hold one before I can make up my mind.
  • not good. first, too round for a square OS. also back is bad
  • This one already has a new video impressions. Schubert Phone From HTC!
  • That looks terrible, thick, gaudy and tons of wasted space at the bottom. HTC isnt even trying, looks like all they care about is android.
  • Depending on specs I am still debating between HTC and Samsung's offerings. Although in the back of my mind I wonder if it would be wise to wait for the CES timeframe to see what they come up with then. They should be at Gen 2 handsets around that point. Although my Fuze is growing old fast.
  • All of the handsets that we have seen from HTC for WP7 have been very poor. I think that they are doing this to lash back at Microsoft for not allowing them to customise the UI.
  • Whats with the blurry top left corner?
  • I'm not real impressed. Where is the HTC Sense modifications they claimed they were going to include? It also looks a little thick. No front facing camera? Well those are my first impressions based upon a few photos and a very short video. I will give you my full review once I get my hands on one.
  • Could the blurry top corner be a (much over-rated) front camera? I think it actually looks good and pretty sleek in design with just the three capacitive buttons. Everything iss basically the same when you have a 4" or so screen and a few buttons (iPhone, every Android phone known to man, now WP7). Blackberry and Palm really have the only relatively unique designs anymore, assuming Palm will have a Pre replacement in the near future. Not that I mind, since most anything top end from all of these smartphones this fall will get the job done well.
  • The circled Windows button at the bottom really makes this look an iPhone now. Oh well.. I guess there's only so much design innovation one could do w/ a black slab.
  • Business in the front (Touch Pro 2), party in the rear (Incredible). I'm not in love with the two-tone back to be honest, but here's hoping the other launch partners pick up the slack in terms of design.
  • I love it, specially the back. It's quite an original design there. I don't know what people are saying it reminds them of an Iphone, to me is more reminiscent of a Nexus One. And since HTC built Nexus One is all OK. Though I wish it would pack a 4.3" screen and not a 3.7" :(
  • i think the blurry spot must be a carrier logo and I think the back comes apart in three different ways...thus all the color coded puzzle design back there. This may not even be a final retail ready version...may just be a tester or one sent to the app developers to play with.
    I thought there were certain minimum specs that had to be met and i thought a 4" screen was one of them? And a 1ghz minimum chip. I personally am holding out for the Dell Lightning.
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