The phones of Windows Phone 7

The question on everyone's mind is whether Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system will deliver what the company needs to re-energize its presence in the ultracompetitive and constantly changing mobile marketplace. At a press event in New York today, Microsoft announced nine smartphones from four manufacturers that will carry the Windows Phone 7 OS. We've got photos of seven of 'em, and will add the Samsung Omnia 7 and the LG Optimus 7 when we have them.

The Dell Venue Pro is Dell's only offering of the bunch. All Windows Phone 7 handsets come with a capacitive touch screen, a 1GHz processor, and three navigation keys below. The Dell Venue Pro also includes a slide-up keyboard. It will come to T-Mobile USA.

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HTC 7 Mozart

We don't know much about the HTC 7 Mozart right now, but from what we can tell, the phone is typical HTC with rounded corners and a sleek body. The Mozart will be available in Europe on the Orange network and in Australia on Telstra.
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HTC 7 Trophy

Another of HTC's Windows Phone 7 devices, this one looks similar to the Mozart, but has silver accents. Users in Europe and Asia will be able to pick up a Trophy.
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HTC HD7

The HD7 features a wide kickstand at the top of the phone that folds over the camera. We took a look at this one at CTIA Fall 2010 here in San Francisco and walked away impressed.

The HD7 will come to T-Mobile USA, to the UK, and Germany on O2, and to Spain on Movistar. It will also come to Singapore on the SingTel network.

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HTC Surround

The HTC Surround is one of three Windows Phones coming to the U.S. before the holiday season. It has a 3.8-inch touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and 16GB of internal memory. It also has two Dolby Mobile surround-sound speakers that slide up, and a kickstand. You can also pick it up in Canada on Telus.
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LG Quantum

The LG Quantum is another Windows Phone 7 handset destined for the U.S. on AT&T. Like the Surround and the Samsung Focus, it will cost $199.99 and has a 5-megapixel camera. It supports DLNA through the Play To app preloaded on the device. Outside of the United States it will be called the LG Optimus 7Q.
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Samsung Focus

The Samsung Focus is the last Windows Phone 7 for AT&T. It features a svelte 9.9mm body and a Super AMOLED touch screen, like the phones in Samsung's Galaxy S series that debuted earlier this year.
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LG Optimus 7

LG's Optimus 7 has many if the same features as the Quantum, including the 5-megapixel camera and the Play To app. Yet, it lacks the physical keyboard for a slimmer design. You'll be able to get it in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Singapore.
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Samsung Omnia 7

The Omnia 7 has a 4-inch super AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, a digital music player, an FM radio, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It's headed to carriers in Europe.
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HTC 7 Pro

Due to land at Sprint early next year the HTC 7 Pro will feature a full QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and up to 16GB of internal storage.
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