Windows Phone 7 TV ads: What do you think?

You’ve probably already seen them by now but a thought that after posting LG’s Ads it would be logical to also post Microsoft’s official Windows Phone 7 TV Ads. It’s refreshing to see that the guys in Redmond have out-done themselves this time around and didn’t pump-up (or actually give the green light) to a shitty ad campaign similar to last year’s Windows Mobile 6.5 spots. I just hope that other ads will see the light and show the actual product in action (similar to what Apple does). Videos after the break:

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LG Optimus 7 and Optimus 7Q promo ads look super cool

Can’t get enough Windows phone 7 news? Well, here are two promotional ads courtesy of LG for the Optimus 7 and Optimus 7Q Windows Phone 7 smartphone. They both look really cool and are a a nice showcase of all the important WP7 features coupled with LG’s own additions (ScanSearch,Voice-To-Text etc..) . Check them out after the beak:

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HTC 7 Mozart , LG Optimus 7 and Samsung Omnia 7 up on Orange’s online store

The HTC 7 Mozart, LG Optimus 7 and Samsung Omnia 7are already up on Orange’s online store in Europe. If you head over to Orange’s UK website you will have the ability to get a interactive tour of the Orange customization on the HTC 7 Mozart (which is exclusive to the carrier) via a Flash enabled website. Orange France has also put up a Windows Phone 7 section on their online store with a Flash tour of the OS and detailed page for the Optimus 7, Omnia 7 and Mozart which are not yet available for pre-order. Orange is the Premiere Windows Phone 7 carrier in Europe so you can expect them to heavily promote WP7 in the coming days / weeks. You can check out my HTC 7 Mozart hands-on here, Samsung Omnia 7 hands-on here and Optimus 7 hands-on here.

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Dell Venue Pro hands-on. Coming to Europe before 2011 ?

I’m slowly trying to catch up with all the Windows Phone 7 news that I didn’t have time to post yesterday and the one thing that I definitely have to talk about is the Dell Venue Pro aka Dell Lighting. Unfortunately this device isn’t scheduled to launch everywhere so it wasn’t present yesterday and that’s why you didn’t see a hands-on video of it from me but it will apparently launch in the UK before the end of the year. As it is usually the case big blogs got some early hands-on action with the device prior to the announcement (yes it sucks for us smaller blogs when it comes to early software / hardware access). The Dell Venue Pro looks a lot like the Dell Thunder Android smartphone that the company is scheduled to launch in the coming months. The 4.1″ Gorilla Glass curved WVGA OMLED screen, Snapdragon chipset etc. The major difference here is the inclusion of a vertical sliding keyboard which will surely please a lot of hardware keyboard fans. You can expect the same performances on the Venue Pro as on all the other WP7 devices unveiled yesterday so the choice will boil down you your carrier and hardware/Form factor preference. Video and pictures after the break:

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The HTC 7 Pro is headed to Europe early next year

Contrary to want was originally thought the HTC 7 Pro that was announced yesterday isn’t going to be only launched in the US after-all. HTC has just confirmed that the device will also be available in Europe early next year. I wouldn’t be surprised if it even was available here before the US launch. Now lets hope that the HTC 7 Surround is also headed to the old continent too..

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HTC 7 Mozart Hands-on preview

Finally here’s the HTC 7 Mozart Windows Phone 7 device unveiled today. The Mozart is the first WP7 HTC device we saw in the wild a little while ago and frankly I found it a bit ugly based on the pictures leaked. The device has an uni-body aluminium chassis and feels really solid in the hand compared to the other devices presented today. The main differentiating feature of the handset is the 8Mp camera coupled with a Xenon flash. It can easily be mistaken for an HTC 7 Trophy if you don’t take a closer look at it. The is just a hair smaller, 3.7″ but uses a similar SLCD panel. Performance was identical to all the other devices and frankly this is pretty awesome. It’s now up to you to choose between an Super-AMOLED screen (Samsung Omnia 7), 8Mp camera and Xenon flash (HTC 7 Mozart), gigantic screen (HTC HD7), lighter device (HTC 7 Trophy) or great software integration (LG Optimus 7). Short video after the break:

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HTC 7 Trophy Hands-on Preview

Here’s the HTC 7 Trophy Windows Phone 7 phone that will apparently only be launched in Europe in Asia. As with all the other WP7 devices announced today the Trophy features the same Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz. The screen is a 3.8″ SLCD panel and looks quite good. Unfortunately the lighting wasn’t really good so the pictures at the video aren’t really representative of what it actually looks like. On the back is 5Mp camera with LED flash capable of HD video recording (again, like all the other WP7 devices. The device also features the TI sound chip to enable SRS surround sound and Dolby Mobile. Super fast and super smooth, like all the Windows Phone 7 announced today. The device has roughly the same weight and build quality as the HTC Desire / Nexus One.  Short video and pictures after the break:

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EA Mobile to publish games for Windows Phone 7

Contrary to what was announced a few months ago Electronic Arts mobile division, EA Mobile, will develop and publish games for Windows Phone 7. The company has announced the upcoming availability of 4 games for the launch of Windows Phone 7. As of right now every major mobile game publisher has announced its support for Microsoft’s new mobile platform. Full press release after the break:

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