Excerpt: Before Nokia announced that it was throwing in the towel on its own smartphone OS efforts and instead putting its faith in Microsoft’s fledging Window Phone 7 platform, HTC was perhaps Microsoft’s best buddy when it came to Windows Phone hardware. Along with the Trophy and HD7, the Mozart was one of three handsets that HTC introduced launch of Windows Phone 7.
Conclusion: There's not a great deal of difference between the HTC 7 Mozart and the HTC HD7, and we recommend you check out our review for a more indepth look at the operating system itself. So what does set the HTC 7 Mozart apart from its fellow Windows Phone 7 launchmates? Not much - but we do like the slightly jazzier design that HTC has gone with, as well as the camera's 8-megapixel power.
Summary: HTC unveiled a list of new handsets that will support the new Windows Phone 7 operating system. The HTC 7 Mozart is one of the first ever Windows Phone 7 handsets to be released in the world. The 1GHz processor also powers a 3.7-inch WVGA screen, an eight-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and 720p HD video recording as well as all 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity for speedy web browsing.
Cons: Beautifully designed OS works well with the hardware, Neat Facebook integration, Excellent Office apps, Great for music playback, particularly good sound quality, Hardware is lightweight yet sturdy and attractive, App market choice is low compared to others, No real multitasking, Camera is a bit slow, Button placement infinitely frustrating, Battery life could be better
Conclusion: Windows Phone 7 in general is a huge improvement over Windows Mobile and Microsoft must be congratulated for their work. Although at first I was not impressed with the UI I have come to like it a lot more now. It is clean, crisp and extremely user friendly which really helps with a new OS. Sure, it is not perfect but for a first release it’s very impressive. I really hope that Windows Phone 7 is here to stay.
PHOTOVIEW: HTC 7 Mozart Windows Phone 7 Smartphone
21 October 2010
Excerpt: The recently announced HTC 7 Mozart is another one of five new Windows Phones by HTC , running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 1 GHz, the HTC 7 Mozart supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS, an FM radio plus a motion-, proximity and ambient light sensor.
Summary: Before Nokia announced that it was throwing in the towel on its own smartphone OS efforts and instead putting its faith in Microsoft’s fledging Window Phone 7 platform, HTC was perhaps Microsoft’s best buddy when it came to Windows Phone hardware. Along with the Trophy and HD7, the Mozart was one of three handsets that HTC introduced launch of Windows Phone 7.
Summary: Overall, the HTC Mozart is a very, very good device. It has form, functionality, hardware and the addition of Windows Phone 7 is a massive cherry atop and already delicious and thoroughly satisfying cake
Pros: Great build quality, Windows Phone 7 performs well, UI is unique, easy to use and very well designed, decent camera, good Marketplace and Zune integration, Bing Search and Maps, SkyDrive, Gaming, Touchscreen is brilliant as is the keyboard
Cons: Lacks MicroSD, noise problems with camera, limited multitasking, no Flash support, lacks Twitter sync in People Hub