First HTC Windows Phone 7 device shot in the wild

Well well…here are the first live shots of what appears to be HTC’s first Windows Phone 7 handset. Is it the HTC Mondrian, Mozart, Schubert….? Only time will tell but according to the tipster it packs a 1ghz SnapDragon chipset (so it probably isn’t the Mondrian which, according to its leaked rom, has a Qualcomm QSD8650A/B clocked 1.3ghz) a 3.7″ S-LCD screen, three capacitive touch buttons at the bottom and an 8Mpix camera on the back. Based on the picture HUB seen above the WP7 build seems to be really old (microsoft has seen changed the sample pictures found in the hub).

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HP confirms what we already knew: No Windows Phone 7 devices from them

I didn’t post about this earlier because I’ve actually already reported about it more than 12 days ago(!) but it seems like nobody really cared back then (wonder why…). Here’s HP‘s chief Strategy Officer, Shane Robison confirmation that the company is no longer a Windows Phone 7 partner and is focusing on WebOS instead.

Q: Can you make webOS successful with developers when you’re selling Windows Phone 7, maybe Android or Linux at the same time?

A: We continue to be Microsoft’s biggest customer, and we continue to believe we will drive innovation with Microsoft. At the same time, I think it’s clear to say, that we’re very focused on the customer, and giving the customer the experience that’s important to them. We won’t do — will not do a Linux / Android phone. We won’t do a Microsoft phone.

Q: So no Windows Phone 7?

A: We will continue to more broadly deliver the webOS-based phones that are in the market today, and Jon and his team have driven a strong roadmap for the future.

Q: So does that mean you’re going webOS only for phones?

A: For smartphones it does. Our intent is to focus those resources and really make webOS the best OS it can be.

Video after the break:

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HTC Sense as we know it is NOT coming to Windows Phone 7

Wow talk about misleading and linkbait news title and information (I’m talking about Engadget’s an others…)…I’ll just make it clear form the get go: HTC Sense as we know it IS NOT coming to Windows Phone 7. Here’s what HTC’s Drew Bradford said:

“Microsoft has taken firmer control of the core experience [in Windows Phone 7], but we can still innovate,” “We won’t be able to replace as much of the core Windows Phone experience, but we will augment it,”

HTC will only be able to ad its own tilesand hubs to the Metro UI (an no more than 60Mb of ad-ons/apps) nothing more. So there’s basically no news at all here. The same applies to what he says about Google’s Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) update which is rumored to have stricter UI guidelines:

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