HTC 7 Trophy Software walkthrough

As a follow-up to yesterday’s Trophy hardware tour here comes the HTC 7 TrophySoftware Tour.You will get a look at the HTC hub plus all the free applications provided by HTC which are accessible through the company’s section in the Marketplace. As I’ve stated many times since we first saw hub in action I don’t really like the fact that HTC just tried to port the already existing Android apps to Windows Phone 7¬†without following the Metro UI guidelines. It may look fancy but all these animations are just a waste of time in my opinion. Check it out after the break:

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HTC HD7 Hands-on preview

This is the phone that everybody’s been waiting for and sure enough the HTC HD7 looks sexy as hell. On the hardware side there’s nothing new at all. This is basically an HTC HD2 with a new body and Windows Pone 7 installed on it. You have the same Qualcomm QSD8250 chipset clocked at 1Ghz, same 4.3″ TFT LCD screen (there’s no SLCD of this size yet), same camera etc.. THe device does feel a tiny bit lighter than it’s older brother but I don’t know for sure because several prototype models were on display (some were labeled HD3 other HD7 and other nothing) and they all had different weight. What’s new here is the Windows Phone 7 OS and the new Dolby Mobile and SRS Surround sound feature enabled by a TI chip (similar to the Desire HD, HTC 7 Trophy and HTC 7 Mozart). As you can see in the video below HTC’s WP7 devices will all feature the HTC HUB which will enable users to have access to an HTC section of the Marketplace and download HTC applications like the Stocks, Weather, Notes, Sound Equalizer etc. The most interesting thing about the HD7 is how fast and smooth it is compared to the similar speced HD2 (the US version of the HTC HD7 will have 16GB of internal storage compare to 8Gb in Europe). Software and good drivers make all the difference here. Video after the break (my hand was touching the bottom of the screen that’s why I was having a hard time when panning ;) :

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HTC’s CEO still wants to “innovate on top” of Windows Phone 7

I seems like HTC still can’t get over the fact that they aren’t allowed to customize the Windows Phone 7 UI. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Peter Chou, has stated once again that he hopes to “innovate on top” of Windows Phone 7 even though the general consensus after the leaked HTC Hub videos is that the company isn’t really doing a good job at it with all the funky looking animations. Check it out after the break:

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HTC’s CEO talks about Sense on Windows Phone 7

Fiercewireless got some contradicting quotes from HTC’s CEO Peter Chou about Sense on Windows Phone 7.

HTC CEO Peter Chou said the smartphone vendor initially will be unable to bring its Sense UI onto its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 devices.

“Initially, we don’t have time to bring things on top of that,” he said. “But over time we will innovate on top of that to provide some HTC experience.”

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