HTC HD7 stock starts to arrive at Bell locations (Windows Phone 7)

Ian Hardy

February 2, 2011 3:40pm

The HTC HD7 is another Windows Phone 7 device and it’ll be released by Bell on February 10th. Good news for those who want to grab this device the day it’s available as stores have now started to receive stock. Still no word on the price plans apart from the $599.95 no-contract price. Some specs of the HD7 have it coming with a 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen (resolution of 480 X 800), 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with that can record 720p HD videos, GPS.

We’ll have more info soon…
(Thanks tipster!)

  • zorxd

    $600, what a rip-off for a device that is nothing more than a HD2 with an updated OS.

    • Pascal

      And the HD2 and comparable devices are still priced around $600. Your point being?

    • zorxd

      That the HD2 is old and that there is better hardware for less than that.

  • JAWG

    Although $600 is a little bit expensive, this device is probably the best WP7 out there. I wonder how easy it will be to unlock this device once Bell releases it next week.

    • moe

      it’s very east to unlock, I got mine from the US, it was a T-mobile, I’m using it now with Rogers.

  • cody

    wow, the Telus DHD is only 499 and this is a hundred more…
    This has to mean Telus is getting DHD shipments too, because HTC probably planned to get them shipped out together. 🙂

  • Jesse

    If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. Hell, if you don’t like it, don’t even comment on it.

    As for me, I love the phone.

    • zorxd

      Why not? If this phone was $350 I would have said it was a good deal but at $600 it’s a steal. If you don’t like my comments don’t read them.

  • Mike

    I think it will be a great phone, but it doesn’t make sense to me for people to buy a phone this week (or for any carriers to have any major launches) as MWC is about a week away…

    I heard round two of WP7 phones might be expected at MWC (fingers crossed), and it looks like there will be a CDMA and possibly a NA variant GSM (HSPA, hopefully) variant of the HTC 7 Pro, amongst others… Seriously, a TP2 with WP7, more memory + a fast processor = the ultimate phone

  • cody

    This is the best wp7, I just don’t understand why there isn’t removable memory.

    • zic

      one of the reasons MS didn’t feature removable memory is that the memory cards don’t have consistent read/write speeds (that’s a fact!) which would ultimately affect the performance of the OS!

  • CoolTool

    The phone in these photos is a dummy with a. 30 second video loop, you’ll notice there is no lens in the camera hole and these “live” dummy units have no sim card slot or functional buttons or touch screen. Nice try though.

    • Jesse

      When it says “Touch” on the screen, I’m sure that works just fine.

    • CoolTool

      No, actually. It is a video loop and doesn’t even have an operating system. I work for Bell.

  • Rylee Stonehouse

    and you can tell its a dummy from the cords behind it its meant to be on a bell harness replacing the current HTC desire Z dummy models.

  • user

    Hey, even that crappy bb torch can be sold over 600. Most people have no idea about clockspeed, 1st gen or 2nd gen snapdragon, screen resolution …etc. There are still a lot of people out there who think more expensive = superior. They will totally think HD7 is better than DHD because HD7 is more expensive, period.

  • TheCyberKnight

    For what my opinion worth, using both the HTC HD7 and the Samsung Focus several times a week, the Focus is a better phone. The battery seems to last longer, the screen is smoother and brighter.
    Meanwhile, if a large screen is a must for you, the HD7 is hard to beat.

  • Ivan

    Cheaper to buy an HD2 and install WP7 on it. You end up saving $200+ and get the exact same thing.

  • larry

    is the htc hd7 better than the iphone 4

  • Chow’fun

    zic: one of the reasons MS didn’t feature removable memory is that the memory cards don’t have consistent read/write speeds (that’s a fact!) which would ultimately affect the performance of the OS!

    @zic: Would it be so hard to have a benchmark run on every new memory card inserted and warn the user is the transfer speed is lower than some read/write values? Windows 7 is successful on doing this with ReadyBoost; it souldn’t be so hard.