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CNET First Look
Windows Phone 7 for T-MobileT-Mobile will launch two Windows Phone 7 devices in 2010, and they're both pretty hot. See what's exciting about the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro in our First Look video.
-Hi, I'm Bonnie Cha, Senior Editor at CNET.com, and we're here in New York for the Windows Phone 7 launch, and today, I've got the HTC HD7, which will be available through T-Mobile in November. This is a Windows Phone 7 device and it's actually got the biggest screen of all the Windows Phone 7 devices. It's 4.3 inches diagonally. So, it'll also have the largest virtual keyboard, really beautiful screen here. T-Mobile's gonna take advantage of the screen in bundling some entertainment apps with it, including Netflix, as well as T-Mobile TV. It'll also have a Family App, where you can send out group messages and share calendars as well. Design-wise, it's sort of like the EVO 4G, a very, very solid design. You've got 3 shortcut buttons down here. On back, you've got a 5 megapixel camera with HD video capture, and it's got a kickstand which we always love. So, the HD7 will be available in mid November. Pricing has not been announced yet. In addition to the HD7, T-Mobile will be launching the Dell Venue Pro. So, we're gonna go take a hands-on look at that next. Alright, we are here with Dell. They will be bringing the Dell Venue Pro to T-Mobile for the holiday season. And Julie from Dell, can you give us a few highlights of the Dell Venue Pro for us? -I'd be happy to. So as you said, this is the Dell Venue Pro, will be available for holiday. What's unique about this phone, it is the only one with an integrated QWERTY keyboard but in portrait mode. A lot of the Microsoft operating system is optimized more for portrait, like the Start screen. Certain applications are in portrait only as well. Just key features about the phone: Like I said, it does have the integrated keyboard for those that like to actually have a physical keyboard. The portrait mode actually lets it be optimized for one-handed text messaging as well. It also has an on-screen keyboard, if you prefer that. It has a 4.1-inch AMOLED display, so you can see it's very vibrant. The resolution is great. The pixels-per-inch are good. It also, I don't know if you can tell here, but it's got a curvature to the lens, which actually is more like an aesthetic. It has Gorilla Glass on it, which makes it extra durable. It has a 5 megapixel camera on it, and it does come with 8 gigabyte, and we'll also be selling a 16 gigabyte version as well. -Alright, those are the 2 phones that will be available from T-Mobile this holiday season. HTC HD7 will launch in mid November and the Dell Venue Pro will be available sometime for the holidays. I'm personally really excited with the Dell Venue Pro because of the form factor, but we're looking forward to revealing them both. I'm Bonnie Cha. This has been your first look at the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro for T-Mobile.