We saw HTC HD7 entering the market in January 2011. HTC HD7 entered with the price tag of Rs30000/-, but couldn't sustain in the market for long. The HTC HD7 smartphone came with Windows 7 operating system, and it became its biggest constraint to its success.
HTC HD7 running on windows 7, couldn't make sustainable stand in the market, not because of lack of its features, but due to lack of the operating support. Inspite of paying high price, you can call it a premium price, users couldn't make the potential use of the smartphone. The main constraint was the lack of applications available at the Windows marketplace for HTC HD7. The smartphone was released in competition of growing attraction towards iPhone and plenty of increasing Android phones in the market.
To download apps like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc you have to depend on the Windows market, which has lack of developers to supply the demand. Thus, this eventually formed the negative impact on the sale of HTC HD7.
But the fact cannot be ignored that, HTC HD7 has good features specs, it has a built in keypad which makes internet browsing and using of Microsoft apps very easy. The keypad is very user friendly for messaging. The tiles feature of Windows 7 os, made it outstanding among the other smart phones.
The HTC HD7 Windows smart phone features an impressive big 4.3 inch display of 480 x 800 pixel resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with 16GB internal memory storage and 756 MB of RAM support. The large display of HD7 enhances the experience for watching Videos, Bing Maps and while Web browsing.
HTC HD7 sports a 5 MP camera capable of HD recording at 720 pixels. The camera comes with various shooting effects/modes like Candlelight, Backlight, Sports, Portrait and Macro. The camera is supported with the dual LED flash lights giving you quality photographs in dark. The flash light app, in the phone, turns the LED into a torch. The LED lights also flashes an SOS signal, in case of emergency.
Keeping in mind the to deliver high quality entertainment, HTC HD7 sporting large 4.3 inch, also carries a kickstand attached at its back, near the camera, for handsfree landscape viewing of the phone.
Music and Videos Hub powered by Zune player lets you listen to radio and download music.
The Windows Phone 7 OS is designed around a set of animated Tiles, which can be pinned/unpinned, dragged around, swapped anywhere on the homescreen. Some of the tiles are 'Dynamic', in the sense they can display current updates, like the Email Tile which would display the number of currently unread messages in your inbox. The OS lets you 'pin' pretty much anything on the homescreen, from mails, widgets, bookmarks to albums. The OS easily integrates with your social networks and fetches information like contact no, email address, birthdays, event reminder, etc to your smartphone.
HTC HD7 has inbuilt HTC hub apps like Weather, Stocks, Converter, Photo Enhancer, YouTube, Notes, Flashlight,Xbox Live games and Sound Enhancer. It comes with the regular sensors like the G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor.
The HD7 is powered by a Lithium-ion 1230 mAh battery giving you 6 hours of talktime on 2G networks, which is pretty low. You may need to carry an extra battery for it, which will cost you about Rs600/-. Current price of HTC HD7 in India is Rs17599/-
Specifications of HTC HD7:
|Touch Screen:||Yes, Capacitive|
|Business Features:||Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010|
|Call Features:||Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert|
|Operating Freq:||GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100|
|OS:||Windows Phone v7|
|Resolution:||WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels|
|Primary Camera:||Yes, 5 Megapixel|
|Video Recording:||Yes, 1280 x 720|
|Other Camera Features:||Auto Focus, Built-in Scenes, Geo-tagging, Photo Enhancer|
|Size:||68 x 122 x 11.2 mm|
|Type:||Li-Ion, 1230 mAh|
|Talktime:||6 hrs (2G), 5 hrs (3G)|
|Standby Time:||310 hrs (2G), 320 hrs (3G)|
|MEMORY AND STORAGE|
|Memory:||576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM|
|INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY|
|Preinstalled Browser:||WAP 2.0|
|GPRS:||Yes, 114 kbps|
|Edge:||Yes, 560 kbps|
|3G:||Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 2 Mbps HSUPA|
|Wifi:||Yes, 802.11 b/g/n|
|USB connectivity:||Yes, micro USB, v2|
|GPS Support:||Yes, A-GPS with Bing Maps|
|Bluetooth:||Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, SPP, SDAP)|
|Audio Jack:||3.5 mm|
|Music Player:||Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+|
|Video Player:||Yes, Supports MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263, 3GP, HD Video Playback|
|Sound Enhancements:||Dolby Mobile, SRS Surround Sound|
|Sensors:||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass|
|Additional Features:||MMS, Weather, Stocks, Converter, Photo Enhancer, Sound Enhancer, Flashlight, Reminder, Flight Mode, Kickstand|
|Important Apps:||Facebook, Windows Live, XBox LIVE, SkyDrive, Windows Marketplace|