Windows Phone 7 Models for the US and Canada

Posted by at 12:10 am on November 8, 2010

So you want to get a Windows Phone 7 phone, but don’t know much about the models that are hitting the streets.  Below is a quick guide to the units that are out or will be out shortly in the US and Canada for the holiday season.  

Now all phones are reuired to have three navigation buttons by Microsoft: home (the Windows logo), back and search. Microsoft also requires a dedicated camera button, an LED flash and a camera with minimum photo resolution of 5 megapixels.

Additionally, Microsoft requires the hardware to include an accelerometer, compass, GPS, ambient-light sensor and proximity sensor. The devices must have at least 256MB of RAM, 4GB flash storage, 802.11 b/g Fi-Fi support and a four-point capacitive touch screen.

 

HTC Surround
AT&T (U.S.) | TELUS (Canada)

  • Screen: 3.8-inch 480×800 LED touch
  • Dimensions: 4.71 (tall) x 2.43 (wide) x 0.51 (deep) inches
  • Weight: 5.8 ounces
  • Storage: 16GB internal
  • Memory: 448MB RAM, 512MB ROM
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250
  • Battery: 4 hours talk, 255 hours standby
  • Camera: 5 megapixels still, 720P HD video
  • Extras: slide-out speaker, kickstand

 

Samsung Focus
AT&T (U.S.)

  • Screen: 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touch
  • Dimensions: 4.82 x 2.53 x 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 3.9 ounces
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 1GB flash, 8GB internal
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250
  • Battery: 3 hours talk, 250 hours standby
  • Camera: 5 megapixels still, 720 HD video

 

LG Quantum
AT&T (U.S.) | Telstra (Australia — as LG Optimus 7Q)

  • Screen: 3.5-inch 480×800 LED touch
  • Dimensions: 4.70 x 2.34 x 0.60 inches
  • Weight: 6.2 ounces
  • Memory: 256MB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB internal
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8650
  • Battery: 7 hours talk, 466 hours standby
  • Camera: 5 megapixel still, 720P HD video
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Extras: DNLA play-to, voice-to-text

 

HTC HD7
T-Mobile (U.S.) | O2 (U.K., Germany) | Movistar (Spain) | SingTel (Singapore)

  • Screen: 4.3-inch 480×800 LED touch
  • Dimensions: 4.80 x 2.68 x 0.44 inches
  • Weight: 5.7 ounces
  • Memory: 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM
  • Storage: 16GB internal
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250
  • Battery: 6.33 hours talk, 310 hours standby
  • Camera: 5 megapixel still, 720P HD video
  • Extras: kickstand

 

Dell Venue Pro
T-Mobile (U.S.)

  • Screen: 4.1-inch 480×800 AMOLED touch
  • Dimensions: 4.79 x 2.54 x 0.59 inches
  • Weight: 6.7 ounces
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 1GB flash ROM
  • Storage: 8GB internal
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250
  • Battery: 3 hours talk, 336 hours standby
  • Camera: 5 megapixel still, 720P HD video
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard (vertical)

 

LG Optimus 7
TELUS (Canada) | America Movil (Mexico) | Movistar (Spain) | Vodafone (Ger., Italy, Spain, U.K.)

  • Screen: 3.8-inch 480×800 LED touch
  • Dimensions: 4.92 x 2.35 x 0.45 inches
  • Weight: 5.5 ounces
  • Memory: 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM
  • Storage: 16GB internal
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8650
  • Battery: 8 hours talk, 416 hours standby
  • Camera: 5 megapixel still, 720P HD video
  • Extras: DNLA play-to, voice-to-text

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