Leak: Is This HTC's Windows Phone 7 Smartphone?

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News Posted: Tue, Jul 27 2010 1:22 PM

Last week, it was confirmed that HTC is one of the major smartphone manufacturers who will offer a Windows Phone 7 smartphone. Now, photos of what appear to be a near-final version of such a phone have leaked online. The photos show a smartphone with a 3.7-inch Super LCD screen.

The leaked information also suggests HTC's Windows Phone 7 device will have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera, and three touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom of the device. Verizon Wireless and possibly Sprint have been mentioned as likely carriers for the unnamed device.

Although the specs of this supposed HTC Windows Phone 7 device are mostly speculation, they appear to line up with the minimum hardware requirements set by Microsoft. With this upcoming mobile OS, Microsoft is dictating much more about the phones than it has in the past. For example, all Windows Phone 7 devices will have Home, Search, and Back hardware buttons; a capacitive multitouch screen; a minimum 5-megapixel camera; and 1GHz Snapdragon or similar processor. Microsoft is also requiring manufacturers to put Wi-Fi, GPS, an accelerometer, and a minimum of 256MB RAM and 4GB of flash memory storage on the devices.

Whereas HTC has been known to create its own custom UIs such as the Sense UI for its phones, Microsoft has said no manufacturer device overlays will be allowed on upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices. By dictating these hardware and software requirements, Microsoft could help avoid fragmentation that could otherwise deter third-party application developers. In this sense, Microsoft is following Apple's approach to maintain a minimum set of uniform features so applications will run consistent throughout all Windows Phone 7 devices.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 2:00 PM

It looks good, at least I can say that.

 

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AVarbel replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 2:10 PM

Looks cool.

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acarzt replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 2:32 PM

Interesting color... looks like it might be a burnt orange. Good specs too, looking forward to hearing more about this.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 3:40 PM

Nope, standard black.

 

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 4:33 PM

I would hope for their sake that this is another fake, the previous fake prototypes looked a lot better than this. :\

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Inspector replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 5:10 PM

I like the previous fake one a lot better then the current one, design wise :D.

Also, there has to be dictating of some kind or else things go wild and don't end up how you would of liked it, could be a bad or good thing in the end :).

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acarzt replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 6:29 PM

The design is very similar, just the color is different.

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 7:35 PM

Look at the backs: One reminds me of the iPhone, and one reminds me of a camera from the 1980's.

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acarzt replied on Tue, Jul 27 2010 11:19 PM

The back of the one in the article looks a lot like the back of my HTC tilt lol

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ClemSnide replied on Wed, Jul 28 2010 12:29 AM

If this is a real prototype that was leaked, or perhaps left in a bar, please nobody tell Foxconn. Last we need is people jumping out of windows over this.


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acarzt replied on Wed, Jul 28 2010 2:03 AM

Pun intended? lol

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ClemSnide replied on Wed, Jul 28 2010 10:43 AM

I never intend to make puns, acarzt. Also, I never repeat myself.

Never.


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realneil replied on Wed, Jul 28 2010 11:35 AM

He don't chew his cabbage twice,..............

Nice phone,... they're all nice these days, but who really needs them?

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acarzt replied on Wed, Jul 28 2010 5:54 PM

No body "needs" this stuff. We really don't need a LOT of the stuff we have.... but it's oooohhhh so nice to have it :-)

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