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HTC HD7 (photos)

Check out CNET's hands-on photos of T-Mobile's first Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC HD7.

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HTC HD7 (T-Mobile)

The T-Mobile HD7 is the carrier's first Windows Phone 7 device. It will be available on November 8 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
T-Mobile will also offer a second Windows Phone 7 handset, the Dell Venue Pro, later this holiday season.
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Features

In addition to Windows Phone 7, the HD7 comes preloaded with Netflix, Slacker Radio, and T-Mobile TV, among others. However, not much has changed about the hardware as it shares the same screen, processor, and battery as its predecessor, the HTC HD2.
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Design

The HTC HD7 measures 4.8 inches tall by 2.7 inches wide by 0.4 thick and weighs 5.7 ounces, so it's a bit on the bulkier and heavier side. The upside is that you get a spacious 4.3-inch touch screen. We just wish it was slighter sharper and brighter.
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Kickstand

The HD7 features a built-in kickstand so you can place the phone on a table and easily view your videos hands-free.
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Top view

On top of the device, you will find a lone power/lock button.
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Camera

The HD7 is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and HD video capture. HTC also offers a free Photo Enhancer app for download.
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Picture quality

We weren't particularly thrilled with the picture quality. Images were a bit grainy and also had a pinkish hue to them. The camera did better with outdoor shots, however.

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