We're still a few months
away from the official Windows Phone 7 launch but a bunch devices based
on it have already made their way to the cameras and then to the web.
We are now looking at the next portion of live photos, featuring the
WP7-running HTC Schubert and its Froyo-powered bro, the HTC Desire HD.
Speaking of the Desire HD, it is quite reminiscent of the WinMo-based HTC HD2. The Desire HD (a.k.a. HTC Ace) is said have an aluminum unibody (quite like the HTC Legend),
to run Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo) and to feature a huge 4.3" WVGA
capacitive touchscreen. Reportedly, the device is powered by a zippy
1GHz Snapdragon processor and packs a promising 8-megapixel camera
capable of shooting 720p HD videos.
The HTC Desire HD
should also come with support for XviD video files out of the box and
feature SRS Surround Sound equalizer. Another interesting feature the
Ace should arrive with is the preloaded e-book reader. And,
unsurprisingly, the Desire HD web browser will have Flash support. Here
is the Desire HD posing for a short video:
The other rumored HTC device is the HTC Schubert smartphone which will apparently run Windows Phone 7 and will sport a fast Snapdargon CPU on board.
Its other features are still
pretty much a mystery (save for the aluminum unibody design) but at
least we have a short Schubert video to share with you:
Sadly, there is still no information on the official announcement dates or pricing of both devices.