Conclusion: A good first effort at a Windows Phone 7 handset, and a brilliant multimedia smartphone. That huge screen really does make a difference when it comes to browsing the web or watching films on the move. We also like the slim and svelte dimensions.
Pros: The HTC HD7 features an absolutely massive touchscreen display – at 4.3 inches – and is perfect for multimedia use. If you want to browse the internet on the move, then this really is the device for you. It's also great when it comes to movie playback, with the big screen making the HTC HD7 a handy portable media player. There's even a kick stand, so you'll be able to stand it at a comfortable viewing angle without having to hold onto it. As with the Samsung Omnia 7, ...
Cons: The Windows Phone 7 OS won't suit all users – it currently lacks the number of apps available for the iPhone 4 and Android devices – and social networking integration is surprisingly poor. The screen on the HTC HD7 could also be brighter.
Conclusion: Because of Microsoft's stringent minimum specifications for OEMs and 'standardisation' of the platform, each Windows Phone 7 handset is going to offer a very similar OS experience. That said, the HD7 is the biggest screen around at launch which is a real boon when it comes to media playback and web browsing.
Summary: The HD7 is quite a nice phone. The new platform seems promising, and is a huge step forward from WM 6.5, apart from a few shocking omissions. The HD7 loses out on account of these omissions, as well as a few of its own. A decent display in lieu of an S-LCD, a mediocre battery, mediocre speaker to mention a few. It is not a well rounded package and has a number of small, yet visible chinks in its repertoire. At Rs. 29,990 we cannot ignore that fact.
Pros: Well built and sleek, Snappy hardware, large display, Very nice interface, great browser
Cons: Mediocre battery, Mediocre loudspeaker, A flagship device deserves a higher grade display
Conclusion: The HTC HD7 is an all in all pleasure to use. Unfortunately however, it isn't as much of a wow device as its Android 4.3" siblings, having been released far later than the EVO 4G , therefore lacking the edge and without the build quality of the HTC Desire HD or the new Sense UI's functional implementation. HTC's overlay upon Windows Phone 7 comes only in the form of HTC Hub, and is pretty underwhelming as it’s not intended to be another Sense UI.
Pros: Windows Phone 7 looks great on the screen, Video is smooth, bright and immersive, Web browsing is a pleasure on the large screen, Dolby Mobile and SRS work very well for music and video
Cons: Design has a few issues, OS needs to mature, Camera has some issues, Battery life could be better
Conclusion: If you're a T-Mobile customer looking to try a new Windows 7 Phone, the HD7 is a great way to start. It's not perfect, but the display size, classy looking hardware and kickstand are big pluses. Until the Dell Venue Pro hits retail shelves (if it ever makes the trip from online sale via Dell.com), the HD7 is also your only Windows 7 Phone selection on T-Mobile. There's much to like in Microsoft's brand new, clean slate OS; particularly the clean and stunning UI.
Pros: Huge 4.3" display, kickstand and good call quality.
Summary: The hardware could use a bit of updating, but the HTC HD7 for T-Mobile combines the power of Windows Phone 7 with a large touch screen and delivers satisfying performance.
Pros: The HTC HD7 features a large 4.3-inch display and has a solid build quality and integrated kickstand. The Windows Phone 7 device offers full wireless options, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and 16GB of internal memory.
Cons: The HD7 is on the bigger side and lacks expandable memory. Speaker is weak. Touch screen isn't quite as sharp or vibrant as the latest devices.
Excerpt: If there’s a Windows Phone 7 device that’s a cut above the rest, then it would be the HTC HD7 . Its 4.3-inch touchscreen gives your thumbs plenty of room to play, and with a 1GHz processor running in tandem with 576MB RAM under the hood, you’re guaranteed speed won’t be an issue. Its battery, however, could use a little more juice, and even though it sports a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, it isn't exactly the best cam phone available today.