Is This The T-Mobile HTC HD7?

With only a day left until the Windows Phone 7 Launch Party and the HTC HD7 all but confirmed for Magenta, one of our ninjas dropped something interesting in our inbox. Above you will see what seem to be the very first T-Mobile branded HTC HD7/Schubert images. The handset is virtually identical to the HTC HD7 images that had been leaked a couple of weeks ago. Our ninja also sent a specifications sheet which confirms most of what we already know and some stuff we didn’t know, such as the on-board memory. While the European version is expected to ship with 8GB of internal storage, T-Mobile’s variant will ship with 16GB of on-board storage and 576MB of RAM. The sheet also confirms that the HD7 will only be able to handle HSPA 7.2Mbps speeds. As for pricing, our tipster tells us that the T-Mobile HTC HD7 will run you $199.99 after a 2-year agreement. Sound off in the comments!

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  • http://tmonews betannyanderson

    well i dnt care what anybody thinks of me i dont no hspa+ no front facing camera i wont be getting this phone i guess ill get the my touch Hd

    • Luv

      Neither will I purchase this phone, same as the HD2, I can get the TMOUSA HD2 WP7 software with a 8MP SuperFine LeoCameraAnyKey here http://www.mobileunderground.info/showthread.php?t=704&page=1 … Plus the software has Android Love..

    • http://freecoochi.com windowww

      windows SUCKS!!! there are NO APPS!!!!

      • Really??

        Umm, YES, you’re right on. Worst OS ever. /s

        *roll eyes*

      • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb K. Ray

        There will be 2,000 at launch check your facts.

      • Farmer Bob

        Lol at the no apps comment. My co worker just came back from the developer event for WP7 and he stated more than 2K apps are available even though there is no lauch yet

    • James

      Agreed. No front facing camera is a fail. There is no excuse for a any new smartphone to be released without one. Please, someone tell me that T-Mobile is getting a WP7 device with a front facing camera.

    • kershon

      I don’t have flex pay, I have em+ family with 4 lines. I too, am having to wait like forever to talk to a rep and half the time they are hard to understand. So if somebody has the secret procedure to contact and American who speaks concise english, please enlighten the rest of us. The last time I had waiting times like this I had Verizon, which was one of many reasons I left them in the dust.

      • former tmo rep

        call your nearest store. if they’re worth their pay, they’ll have more answers for you. always visit or call an actual store before calling customer care. often times they can be much more helpful. and usually speak more english.

  • ryan

    off with the subject but why is it does it take so freaking LONG to talk to customer care now? its like an hour wait and has been for about 3 months! and day any time???? its starting to piss me off! one more thing, i cant even understand the people! the need people that can speek ENGLISH!

    • todd

      maybe ur dialing the wrong number, i call tmobile 3 or 4 times a day, with a maximum wait of 3 minutes and i always get Americans!! who speak clearly mind you

      • hondavic

        What time are you calling and what time zone are you. The only time j get Americans is when I speak to tech support

      • rinklighter

        I know what you mean, Todd. I wanted to choke a rep through the phone because the idiot hummed throughout the call when I getting a plan change. hondavic’s right about the time zone and the time you call. Anytime after 4pm CT for me is a no-no.

      • Will

        It takes 40minutes to an hour for me to also get ahold of a Customer Rep. I use the 800-937-8997 number and I am in the central time zone and I NEVER EVER get an American. Not being rude or racist by any means please understand, I’m just saying. Not to mention every rep sounds the exact same lol

      • ototmobaho

        “I call tmobile 3 or 4 times a day.” What, you’re one of those whiners? lol Who the hell would call their carrier every freaking day? (will except you, i guess)

    • HmmmHmm

      thats cause you are flexpay lol

      • Will

        are you talking to me @ HmmmHmmm? Cause I don’t / never have had flexpay :p

      • Vinchenzo

        LOL True dat!!!

      • juliosantana

        hahahahahaha thass messed up

    • DavidOhio

      Well ryan, if you have a FLEX PAY account, you WILL get the Phillipines. I AM SURE I spelled that wrong and someone will point it out to me. T-MOBILE outsources flex pay customer care out of the country while post paid is in America. Typically, flex pay has longer hold times due to short staffing in the Phillipenes call center and yes, they are hard to understand many times and it can be frustrating if you can’t be patient with them. I have a problem with american jobs being outsourced but hey, it is what it is. Someone said they call several times a day….i just don’t get that.

      • former tmo rep

        go into the store. or call your nearest one. if you establish some kind of relationship with a rep in a store, i guarantee you’ll have a better experience. that’s why they are there.

      • filipino

        1) its spelled Philippines

        2) most customer support in America is either in the Philippines or in India so guess who is easier to understand, of all the Asian countries the Philippines are most adapted to American english and can speak more fluently and clearly than other asians

        3) American jobs are outsourced to countries because they pay WAY LESS, a customer support agent can earn anything between $400 to $600 a month and those in higher positions earn just a little bit more

        4) the time difference between the US is:

        6am PST = 9pm Philippine time
        12mn PST = 3pm Philippine time

        so imagine the hours that call center agents have to work, the sleep in the day and work in the high

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Over a year ago I was complaining about how T-Mobile customer service was degrading. Some people in here pretty much told me I was full of it and that they had wonderful customer service.

      But being a customer since 2004 I have been witness to T-Mobile’s decline in customer service.

      I have suffered incompetence pretty much every time I try to get something done. And to top it off, a couple CSRs have been rude and condescending (for example, saying the problem is me, I don’t know how to read my bill).

      And as you experienced, starting about a year ago I noticed that it takes anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes on hold before I get someone. (One person in here said it was because I was on T-Mobile’s list of customers to avoid and I was being put on hold in the hopes I would hang up in frustration.) Of course to prove that moron wrong I called on other phones and the 800 number from land lines and each call I was on hold for 30 minutes or more.

      I also have noticed that most of the time I get foreign sounding CSRs (usually a thick European accent). They all are reading from a script and I can’t understand them unless I am really paying attention.

      (Are T-Mobile CSRs incompetent foreigners? Well, in March 2010 I never got an e-mail confirmation for an online order I placed for a $450 BlackBerry phone. Two calls to T-Mobile saying I did not get the confirmation e-mail, they both said “No problem, the phone is on its way.”

      Sidenote: I have called at different times of the day and night, on different phones, with blocked numbers and the toll free line. I have experienced at least 20 to 30 minute hold times each and every time.

  • ryan

    omg beta noone cares about you or what you get go diaf

  • Eddie Android

    This funny all these people talking $h!t on an “unreleased” phone. I mean come one you don’t know how much processor power its consumes compared to Android and like Android and iOS it has to start somewhere with missing features. I’ve had a 8 megapixel camera phone (LG Renoir w/FFC) that took inferior pictures than my Sony Ericsson K800i 3.2 mpx back in early 2007 (wich also had an FFC but mainly used it for games! Are you listeng TMobile GAMES!)

    • some internet dude

      Yes it has to start somewhere, but even in the early days of android one look and you could of guessed at least I did that the Android OS was going to be something big. All you need to do is look at this win phone 7 “stupid name by the way” and know this will flop big time. The UI is comical.

      • PHONE FREAK

        Like you said, you GUESSED. Saying the UI is comical is purely opinion. What is so “amazing” about the iphones UI, or Android UI? Apps on a screen. Ok big deal. Even saying that, I like Android, but I can’t wait until you’re proven wrong. Your name makes total sense. Nothing but some internet dude.

        PS. Sorry about the rudeness, your comment made me heated.

      • deke218

        When I first saw Android I thought it sucked the big one. I got the G1 on launch day. I used it for a little less than a year and went back to Windows Mobile. Nothing much has changed my mind about Android. Its still not grown up enough for me. still seems like something I get my granddaughter to play with. its fine for kids but its not an adult phone IMO.

    • PHONE FREAK

      Most ignorant people think that megapixels are what makes a camera. Thankfully you’re not one of them.

  • chris

    I’m not sure what’s huge about an itouch size phone… it’s slightly smaller than the 2gen iTouch

  • SKA

    I know no one cares but I have a feeling its going to be just like the HD2….CRAP! Everything good about the phone except for the OS. Why does TMO do this? Give a phone with great specs but gives us an OS that is crap. I have owned 5 WM phones and I will probably hold off a bit to see what happens. I am done jumping on a phone then finding out it is crap when it is too late. I know I will give it try just to get a feel for it.

    DA BEARS!

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Why does T-Mobile do this? All the phone manufacturers and carriers are coming out with WP7 phones. T-Mobile is hardly the only one doing this. LOL.

      Just don’t buy the phone, get something else that T-Mobile is bringing out. There’s lots to choose from. Let people who want a “Microsoft phone” get one. ;)

      Oh… please do tell us how you know it’s an “OS that is crap.”

    • James L

      whoa, i didn’t know you got your hands on an hd7 w/ wp7 already. i guess it’s crap cuz you say so lol. freakin idiot, just like all the other wp7 haters. let it launch first then you can continue to talk out of your asses.

      • SKA

        Wow I like how people get so upset and call each other names because someone has an opinion on a phone OS. Relax have your mommy warm up your bottle for you, put your favorite show on and curl up with ur blankie.

  • joeln06

    Just give us the HTC desire HD , that will satisfy us andriod lovers.

    • 2FR35H

      Mytouch HD is Desire HD the same way the Epic is a Samsung Galaxy S.

      • mojo-HD

        WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT..THAT IS THE WORSE COMPARISON OF PHONES!!!! WTF mytouch HD is Desire HD? they look nothing alike, plus the desire doesn’t even have a FFC i think..

      • Mf

        Um, about that:

        Desire HD ROM: 1.5 Gb MyTouch HD ROM: 3.7 Gb
        Desire HD Display: 4.3 in MyTouch HD Display: 3.8 in
        Desire HD Camera: 8Mp, Dual LED flash MyTouch HD Camera: 5Mp, LED flash
        Desire HD FFCamera: None MyTouch HD FFCamera: 0.3Mp

        Now, they *are* both HTC slate-factor Android “superphones,” both have 768 Mb of RAM and the same Snapdragon processor clocked at 1 Ghz, but the aforementioned differences are more than enough for the two to be considered different devices/products (in fact, I’d argue that the difference in display sizes alone is enough to draw that distinction, and perhaps put the two phones in different product categories altogether).

        As you somewhat unintentionally illustrated with your example, one need only look to the Galaxy S line to see how excruciatingly minor differences in spec can lead to effectively the same device being released as FOUR different products.

        Now you may say, “Yeah, there are some notable differences, but it’s close enough.” I expect T-Mobile would say something along the same lines. I have to say, I’m tired of hearing about the new release on T-Mobile that’s “close enough” to the flagship phone from the same manufacturer that’s coming out on AT&T or Verizon 6 months later, or only in Europe/Asia, or whatever else. This has been going on for years, I had hoped T-Mo USA had started to shake the habit by getting in on the ground floor with Android, but apparently their subscriber base still isn’t impressive enough to exercise more leverage with handset manufacturers than in the past.

        I guess it’s just one of the trade-offs of being a T-Mo customer: Cheaper rates, cheaper phones.

        And I just have to say on a personal note, the Desire HD is sexy as hell and the MyTouch…not so much. I am waiting to see/use the black MyTouch HD in person before I draw my final verdict. But it looks like I’ll be waiting at least until Holiday to upgrade my (thanks to Cyanogen, gracefully) aging G1.

      • mojo-HD

        @mf thanks for clearing that up for him..just because they come out around the same time dont make them similar or the equal for each carrier…!!

  • Tmoled

    when was the last time anyone here took a picture of themselves, or themselves and girlfriend/boyfriend/friend snd didn’t bother a stranger to do it for them or try a few times on your own guessing if you’re in the shot or not? For me it’s been about two years, with my last flip phone, the razor. This its why I want two cams or one that swivels, like samsung had on some of their slide phones. And it should be 5mps or above . Some technology has been going backwards in phones, since everyone went with touch screens.

  • Freddy2Fred

    Specs sucks. Its the same crap as the HD2. As a matter of fact it actually downgraded. Same cpu, same resolution and not a full HSDPA. Ya expect this to be the HD3. No thanks, I’ll pass.

  • yahooooooo

    it even has floppy disk reader!!!

  • nain

    cant wait to get it!!! i have my amazing HD2 runnin windows 6.5, and android 2.2 so this will be all i need ;)

  • UPSSucks

    i think this phone looks really good and people complain too much. those that are excited about windows phone 7 and are getting this thing enjoy it. looks really good

    • PHONE FREAK

      The problem that most people have is that it’s not a worthy upgrade from the hd2. I like this phone, but I will wait until something even better comes out. But you are right, people complain too much. But hey, that’s life.

  • jack

    booooo! No amoled screen…. sigh.

    • PHONE FREAK

      And where is that confirmed?

      • phongeek

        @phonefreak GET EM lol

      • PHONE FREAK

        @ phonegeek lol

  • jack

    booooo! No amoled screen…. sigh.

  • J1

    I have to admit that this (hd7) is one sexy piece of hardware, now had it been sporting android I would have been all over it.. Just goes to show you can’t please everyone..

    But that’s not to say t-mobile isn’t trying..i mean look at their line up: charm, defy, b.b.(rim), vibrant, g2, mytouch, hd7, they pretty much have all the bases covered.. All they have to do now is bring the glacier(praying its a 4.3in android) home for the win..

    I find it hard to believe that t-mobile doesn’t see the demand/market for a 4.3in android powerhouse (especially considering the success of the evo and droid x)..my hope is that they’re jus waiting on the right time to drop it on us.. My prayers go out to them if they dont.. Amen lol

  • Big Jake

    Damn its a lota hate in the air…. IDK why but this makes me want this phone even more now, long live the resistance, damn android reminds me of the borg how it & all of its automatoms wanna assimulate everything.. Geez!!!, I hope MS WP7 isnt a flop

  • mtnman

    Love T-Mobile, but what I don’t (and my never understand)is why they always strip down their phones when it comes to U.S versions? All the other carriers add features to their phones, we take them out? Tmo is basically saying let the other carriers be the Cadilac we’ll be Kia.

  • Yemi

    I knew it. I called it lol. Lack of HSPA+ looks like a killer for me. I would like to think the front camera is not a deal breaker for me personally since I have a nokia N900. I might get this phone if it has SLCD and Winmo 7 OS comes through

  • HeLLkAt31

    bunch of peeps hating all krazy! but for me this phone is sexy as f@k! with 2 speakers in the front now thats what i was always wondering when some phone was going to put speakers in the front so now here it is the HD7 and no matter what all the haters are saying “The HD7 Is Coming” whether you like it or not…

  • Lukas

    Did Microsoft fix their Facebook app??

  • Jshin

    Will hang on to my HD2 – already duel booting WM 6.5 – Android 2.2 and per Xda we will also have WP7 on the Hd2 as well. Wouldn’t mind a kickstand though lol.

    • PHONE FREAK

      Lol. Agreed.

  • Oce

    Looks like this thing has speaker grilles on top and bottom of screen. If so, it ought to have excellent stereo quality for multimedia.

    • David, Managing Editor

      It will, it does have a special kind of speaker system…I’ll take a look at it tomorrow :-)

  • James

    Yeah, I’m really disappointed in T-Mobile right now. First I was wanting the Galaxy Tab but that has been priced out of my range. So I say frac it I’ll get the HD7. It’s got a 4.3 inch screen I’ll just that as a mini tab until new stuff come out next year. Well, that bubble is busted. What? No FFC? WTF? How can a new supposedly highend smart phone get released in this day and age without a FFC? Guess I’ll end up getting the MyTouch HD. I’m a bit disappointed that it only has a 3.8 inch screen but atleast it has a FFC and supports HSPA+.

  • http://www.thehdblog.net HD Blog

    Looks awesome

  • Audi2009

    I don’t like my G2 I would sell it to get this HD7.
    4.3 inch screen with Windows7 = win
    I have no need for a worthless front cam.
    and in los angeles all im getting is 3G speed. Im fine with 3g

  • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb K. Ray

    There was a video on Android central with a developer. The phone will have FFC. Check in tomorrow after the launch then we will see about the camera situation.

    Stay thirsty my friends…

    • PHONE FREAK

      Oh my goodness. You just got my hopes up. My heart is racing. HOW CAN 24 HOURS TAKE SO LONG!??

      • DavidOhio

        You need help, serious help.

      • PHONE FREAK

        My help comes in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

  • molten

    One thing I know is that you can never please everybody in this world. It looks like Tmo is trying like crazy to bring some nice phones but every single phone(HD2, Vibrant, G2, Slide,and the soon to come My Touch HD and WP7 Phones)have been met with it don’t have this,fail that and all that. Do you know its possible to put 3ghz and 60 gb in a phone but they will never do it at once but slowly take us there? If you get a perfect phone,then there will be no need to upgrade and therefore no customers for these OEM’s. The HD2 was so advanced when it first came out in 09 that in 2010 its still pretty up there when it comes to high end specs. What is even funny is that when it was first announced, people where talking about its too big and it will not fit in your pocket and now some are disappointed if a phone have less than 4 inches. Its your money, buy what you want. If its on another carrier and you can’t live without it,go get it. And to quote Nucky Thompson from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire “this is America,who is stopping you?”
    I held off from buying the HD2 because I knew WM7 was coming so I am getting any 4.3 WM7 phone that comes to Tmo. Yes I am a little disappointed about it not having hdmi out,ffc,better camera and all(thus if the specs are true),but the inexcusable thing left out is it not being HSPA+ capable.If thats where Tmo is going,then all their high end phones should have it. Period.

    • PHONE FREAK

      I like you. I can relate with someone like you who knows how to put words together and actually make sense.

    • phongeek

      whoa…. your good uh huh your good

  • molten

    Excuse me for interchanging WP7 with WM7. I guess I am still getting use to it not being “mobile” anymore.

  • truth

    Best OS I have seen so far. iOS and android always look and feel boring. only things you can do is go in an app, get out of the app in order to get to the next one. they suck.

    • PHONE FREAK

      I wouldn’t go as far as to say they suck, since they obviously don’t, but something new and efficient like WP7 is always nice.

  • ella

    Bunch of geniuses on here, do you really think T-Mo would release a new smartphone without HSPA+? It didn’t list HSPA+ on the Mytouch HD “leaked specs” either but guess what, the mytouch will have HSPA+.

    • 2FR35H

      Umm…does Samsung Vibrant ring a bell to you?

      • ella

        and when was the Vibrant released? exactly

      • somebody

        vibrant came before hspa plus

    • 2FR35H

      Plus not to mention in the article it states HSPA 7.2 of which meaning its not hspa+ because hspa+ is up to 14mbps HSPA 7.2 is what the vibrant has.

    • http://tmonews dcb

      It does not have hspa+…..it will have 7.2 mbs capability. ….if you want hspa + then go with the new mytouch, it is a very nice device and does EVERYTHING You would want!

      • PHONE FREAK

        Not exactly… I need a 4″+ screen

  • 2FR35H

    T-Mobile should stop marketing 4G like speeds if they aren’t going to make all their new devices HSPA+ devices.

    Why even have HSPA+ if they are going to pick and choose what devices have it? Is it really that hard or expensive to get HSPA+ on a device? I mean really. You market this crap only to have a few with it. Why? why why why WHY!

    • James

      Agreed every new phone coming to T-Mobile should be HSPA+ even the feature phones. And every single new smart phone coming should have a FFC. This should be a standard by now damn it.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Am I the only one who likes this phone?

    I like the sleek look and I’m actually most interested in seeing the new OS out and about. We need innovative competition coming from Windows in order to make Android, Apple, etc. OS even better.

    • James

      I like the looks of the phone just fine. It’s exactly the look I want in a 4.3in device. Like a mini tablet. Add HSPA+ and a FFC and it’s mine.

    • James L

      competition is great. all these idiots don’t know anything. the only thing they can spew is “eww windows sucks!”
      i didn’t know they all got to use this phone and os before the rest of us lol.

  • Big Jake

    what is this a kids blog???,

  • ella

    Just wait for the official specs before everyone flips out, everyone who has followed phone releases knows that these unofficial specs aren’t 100% accurate 100% of the time.

  • Charles

    I check out the second party of spec sheet and a 12300 battery, most HTC OEM batteries are in the 1500 range, must be a mistake or is MS going retro with the suitcase battery ha ha

    • Fullmetal

      I assume you mean the mAh, and the HD7 has a 1500 mAh Battery in it.

  • kershon

    Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions. I was all set to jump on the MTHD but this intriques me. If it does indeed come with hspa+ I might just pick this up. I have been wanting a 4.3 inch screen phone and passed on the HD2. I should know this already, but at the risk of looking dumb I will ask. Does this have wi-fi calling and tethering?

  • PatrickHuey

    this is completely off topic, but i cant seem to get my tracking order to work for UPS for my G2? im hoping to get it tomorrow. i used expressed shipping this past friday. any help? thanks alot!

  • DavidOhio

    OMG James, quit going on and on and on about no ffc for god’s sake!!! You sound like a little todler crying over a stupid lolly pop! Grow some balls and man up! If it does not have what you want then don’t freeking get it and get over it allready. With that said, I am not a Windows fan myself but this phpne looks and sounds like a powerbouse and yet there still is a lot of complaining and it has not even been released YET. Look, it really is very simple, if you like it and want it then get it. If you don’t like it or want it then don’t get it. That’s it. Simple. Stop complaining about it though because most people really don’t want to hear it. There are plenty of nice options out there and many more coming, you will find something you like.

    • James

      Excuse me I continue to complain about the FFC and frac you if you don’t like it.

      • DavidOhio

        Complain all you want, it will not change anything and only proves my point. You are a crying little todler! Boohoo!

  • MT3GS

    Quick! Somebody start on an Android port for this baby ASAP!

    • PHONE FREAK

      There is an HD2 for that.

  • Brad

    From what I hear its supposed to be nothing like the HD2… which is the reason for all the long wait times. That phone is seriously a historical FAIL. HD7 MIGHT be completely different but who has the money to waste…..not me!

  • Myg1

    This phone looks sexy as hell..shoot nice piece of hardware I do too hope some specs are wrong…be nice to gave..n peoples stop complaining about wm phones…just cuz you don’t know how to work the phone doesnt mean it sucks..the hd2 is awesome if you know hows to work it..i love android..but this new windows phone 7 looks so bad ass I’m set on the mytouch hd but dammm lol

    • KJ

      I agree, I’m liking this phone as well. Hopefully WP7 clears up all of the freezing/crashing from winmo 6.5. I liked the HD2, but just got tired of always needing to run task mgr and reboot.

  • mjN1

    Nice phone but it aint Android, NEXT!!!! If tmo could just get a hint that, the guts of the myTouch and the looks of this phone put together , then and only then maybe people would be sooo happy and gain some new customers. For now Tmo still have the best customer service. But we need better handsets. HD2 was a FAIL.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    :o(

  • KJ

    I’m really liking the hardware on this device. The kickstand was sorely missed on the HD2. With the bump up in memory from internal 8gb on int’l version to 16gb, this may very well be worth a look. This should be a media powerhouse with Dolby surround and the 4.3 inch screen. Plus it’s not running off an sd card, so accessing media should be smooth. I’m probably one of the few that’s glad this doesn’t run Android. T-Mobile has like 10 Android phones already (if you include the upcoming Defy and new Mytouch). I love the fact they are offering something for everyone.

    • mojo-HD

      I second your happiness for windows on this…and i made that same point a long time ago…how many SUPER WINDOWS phones are there compared to SUPER ANDROIDS? only one(HD2) until the release of WINDOWS PHONE 7….(ANDROID has an unlimited a mount across all carrier….SO ONCE AGAIN THOSE WHO KEEP SAYING WISH THIS HAD ANDROID ON IT…GO LOOK AT ANDROID PHONES AND STOP LOOKING AT WINDOWS PHONES WITH ENVY OF ANDROID ON IT..it makes no sense…..

  • smash-mode

    Love the way this phone looks…like stated earlier if it had 4g like speeds and a ffc i’d be sold….I hear it doesn’t even have copy n paste…does it have flash 10.1??

  • Joe

    14.1 mm thick? this is not right.

  • smash-mode

    Anybody know anything about this speculated htc glacier??

  • alex

    no amoled screen? no front facing camera? come on tmobile wtf

  • Ricd

    Holding out for light at the end of the tunnel with WinPh7, this is an utter disaster of an offering. All we got at the end of the tunnel was a train smash!

    * 3rd Party hardware manufacturers prohibited from providing their own Sense UI.
    * No system-wide file manager
    * No videocalling
    * Limited third-party apps
    * No Bluetooth file transfers
    * No USB mass storage mode
    * No memory card support
    * No multitasking
    * No copy paste
    * Too dependent on Zune software for computer file management and syncing
    * No music player equalisers
    * No Flash or Silverlight support in the web browser
    * No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
    * No DivX/XviD video support

    Who are MS catering for, with all due respect, pre baby boomer generation? A 10 yo kid has higher technology and usability requirements than WinPh 7 offers.

    This is like offering someone an option to walk when the rest of the competitors are moving at warp speed.

    Hardware wise, HTC HD3/7 (and I am a HTC fan) that is a de-featured HD2 – no removable uSDRAM etc.

    Microsoft needed to establish a leadership position with features to beat iOS, Sym,and Anrd, but instead they have only reached the fringes of what its competitors are offering and worse still are behind the current times in user requirements and even behind WinMo6.5 offering.

    At this rate, Microsoft will soon be exiting the Mobile OS marketplace. Those of us power and corporate users that were holding out will now churn our handsets in favor of Android devices and now here comes the avalanche, if my mobile OS is android, Pad will be the Samsung Galaxy S and now we have a compelling reason to migrate to Google Docs/Apps.

    Samsung & Google needs to move to the next stage and leap frog the entire market with a superior hardware and OS offering and a suite that complements the Galaxy S Pad and an updated Galaxy S mobile.

    Microsoft, thank you for introducing the Smart Phone devices… RIP Microsoft

    • ogopogo

      Finally! Someone who understands the shortcomings of this phone. One major issue to add to the list -> NO HSPA+

      • blah

        the lack of HSPA+ is implied as it uses the QSD8250 SoC. This chip was released in the 2008 and in the ORIGINAL HD2, its literally the exact same internals with a face lift. Talk about putting lipstick on a pig. I cant wait to get my MTHD!!! It really cant come fast enough with these crappy offerings…

  • TheBuckII

    Well it’s official check out TMO’s FB page

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=231181&id=108726828894