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A Week with the HTC HD7: Software

A Week with the HTC HD7: Software

Here we are, together again. Welcome to the second installment of the week long trial run with Windows Phone 7, courtesy of the HTC HD7 on T-Mobile USA. If you'll recall, the first article focused on the hardware, what I liked about it and what I didn't, as well as outlining some of the things that may, or may not be, deal breakers for the consumer looking for their next device. This time around, we're going to take a look at the software, and see how Windows Phone 7, as a whole, has been stacking up for me over the last few days. Keep in mind, though, that this is not our traditional SlashGear review. You can find the international HD7 review here, and the T-Mobile USA device's review right here, if you're interested. So, if you're wondering how Windows Phone 7 has performed for me so far, with regular usage, then jump on past the break to find out.

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A Week with the HTC HD7: Hardware

A Week with the HTC HD7: Hardware

We've already covered the HTC HD7, we've even managed to review the device in its international version, and the version that launched on November 8th for T-Mobile USA. Both reviews showed that Windows Phone 7 is out to a good start, but obviously there's a few things that left us wanting more. Nothing's perfect, but so far the Windows Phone 7 platform has launched on some impressive hardware. And now, we're going to take a far more personal look at the device. This is the first part of a four-part series, where we'll look at the device, its software, and other features in a more personal approach. This isn't a review. Instead, I am going to see how well Windows Phone 7, and the HTC HD7, stands up after a week of usage, and you'll be taking the ride with me.

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T-Mobile HTC HD7 Review

T-Mobile HTC HD7 Review

The HTC HD7 is no stranger to the SlashGear frontpage, having already been well handled at the European launch and then subsequently reviewed. Now, the smartphone has made its US debut on T-Mobile, the carriers' one and only Windows Phone 7 device. We loved the Euro HD7's big screen and slim body, but had a few harsh words to say about its performance; has the T-Mobile HD7 kept its strengths in its trip across the Atlantic? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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T-Mobile HTC HD7 sells out amid “strong interest”?

T-Mobile HTC HD7 sells out amid “strong interest”?

Anybody looking for block-spanning lines at the North American Windows Phone 7 launch yesterday would have been generally disappointed, but it seems sales have still be brisk. According to TmoNews, T-Mobile's customer service team is now saying the HTC HD7 is on back-order, while customers are seeing messages on the carrier's site saying "this item is not available for immediate shipment" when trying to order the 4.3-inch handset.

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The Daily Slash: October 29 2010

The Daily Slash: October 29 2010

Today we've got the unboxing and hands-on of a T-Mobile G2 and an HTC Desire Z. We've got reviews of a whole slew of items, such as the HTC HD7, some Parrot Zikmu speakers, and a pair of JH Audio JH16 Pro earbuds. There's a big fat reminder of the costume contest for the LG Optimus T (YOU COULD WIN IT). We have a conversation with Barnes & Noble, learn of a lovely couple of pumpkin carvings, and get listed in the featured section of the ever-so-nicely-designed Pulse App for all your favorite devices. Get into it! Today, on The Daily Slash.

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HTC HD7 Review

HTC HD7 Review

The HTC HD7 wears its potential on its sleeve. The biggest of the first batch of Windows Phone 7 devices, at 4.3-inches it's also one of the largest smartphones of any OS on the market. We've already given our approval to Windows Phone 7 in our launch-day reviews, and we were quietly impressed during our initial play at the HD7's launch. Available exclusively on O2 in the UK right now, and T-Mobile in the USA from November 8, is the HD7 not just the biggest but the best Windows Phone 7 device around? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

With no iFixit teardown of HTC's HD7 in sight, the::unwired took matters into their own hands and opened up the 4.3-inch Windows Phone 7 device to see if, like the Samsung Focus, it had a hidden memory card slot.  Perhaps unsurprisingly it does, with HTC having used a Class 2 8GB microSD to give the HD7 its chunk of internal storage.  Even better, they were able to swap it out for a different card, and have Windows Phone 7 recognize it.

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Windows Phone 7 Wrap-Up

Windows Phone 7 Wrap-Up

Wow! What an exciting day for Microsoft with their launch of Windows Phone 7! Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft stressed the importance of, "Always delightful, wonderfully mine," today in their live webcast. We were all excited about those words as the cast continued and we found out that 9 different phones (including LG, Samsung, HTC, and Dell) will launch soon, using 60 mobile operators, offered in 30 different countries. Outstanding!

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HTC HD7 vs iPhone 4

HTC HD7 vs iPhone 4

While Microsoft managed to announce a plethora of Windows Phone 7-based devices today, there were only a couple of them that really stood out in the crowd. One of them, while sharing quite a few internal characteristics with devices already on the market, is the HD7. And, while we could spend all day comparing them to other devices, we'll go ahead and pit the upcoming device against a heavy-hitter: Apple's iPhone 4.

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