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The Top Ten Windows Phone 7 Smartphones

Written on December 25, 2010 by B Waldorf

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"We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets. Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience - one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a 'glance and go' format." ---Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

The craze of Windows Phone 7 consumed most of 2010. This happened since Microsoft give their bets in the smartphone business for the second time around. These Windows Phone 7 units unlike the iPhone is under comtract with different providers. The three most prominent names are Samsung, Dell and HTC.

During the press release of the Windows Phone 7, Steve Ballmer, CEO for Microsoft said:

“We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets. Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience – one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a ‘glance and go’ format.”

AllWeLike come up with a list of ten exceptional 7 phones which can help you out when you want to do to do an upgrade or just want to buy a new mobile unit.

1. – Standing on the top spot is the Dell Venue Pro. Dell’s WP7 smartphone showed a promising act in the market. It has an unconventional QWERTY keypad slider with a 4.0 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. It carries a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. It comes with a 5 MP camera with autofocus but lacks flash. Connectivity options include the usual suspects – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. It also has GPS with A-GPS support.

2. -  The HTC HD7 has a huge 4.3 inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Carrying a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. Has a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and 16 GB internal memory. Probably, this one will kill Motorola Droid X and the HTC Evo 4G. Connectivity options include – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and GPS with A-GPS support.

3. – If you’re a shutterbug and wants an WP7 phone, this one will fit to your needs. Unlike the previous mobiles, HD7 Mozart carries an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and Xenon flash. With a stylish harware it comes with a Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor and 576 MB RAM. It has 8 GB internal storage and offers the standard connectivity options – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and GPS with A-GPS support and Bing Maps.

4. - The Samsung Focus  is equipped with a  4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. A 5 MP camera too, with autofocus and LED flash and comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512 MB RAM. It has 8 GB internal storage. Goodies include: FM radio, GPS with A-GPS etc. The basic connectivity options are all there – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP etc. With a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and comes with the standard stuff – GPS with A-GPS, GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. Available in CDMA version.

5. – HTC 7 Pro is a stylish slider phone with a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display and a QWERTY keyboard. It offers the same Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor, 448 MB RAM and 16 GB storage.

6. Samsung Omnia 7 – Omnia 7 will be out in the market from carriers Orange, SFR, Movistar, and T-Mobile across Europe. With a smaller 480×800 (4.0”) Display, 1GHz Qualcomm Processor, 720P 5 MP Camera, Up to 3 hours talk time and 240 hours standby time. Carries the usual Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel cam, and either 8GB or 16GB on board.

7. —  The Surround is touted to feature Yamaha speakers in its slide-out surround sound arrangement with 16GB of onboard storage.  The 7 Surround offers a 3.8-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon chip from yesteryear, 576MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video, and Dolby Mobile and SRS Surround Sound technologies. It is an unconventional handset exclusive AT&T in the US and Telus in Canada.

8. aka Optimus 7Q -  The Optimus 7Q is a landscape slider equipped with quadband EDGE and triband HSPA (850 / 1900 / 2100MHz), 16GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, a 3.5-inch WVGA display, and an all-too-familiar 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon core.

9. aka Focus Slate – Samsung Cetus is dubbed as Samsung’s i8910 HD. With a curvy, glossy slate with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, has 5 megapixel camera, and support for microSD expansion up to 16GB; it’ll be hitting AT&T in the US.

10. - Your trophy for a job well done. This HTC 7 Trophy features a WVGA LCD screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8250 chipset, 576MB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and 720p video recording.  it has LED flash illuminating 5 megapixels’ worth camera.

All in all Windows Phone 7 is a very innovative and competitive OS for Microsoft. This could be a very good venture. While the old version wasn’t successful after all, who knows, this might be just the end of Android and Apple phones.


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