updated 10:55 am EDT, Mon October 11, 2010
T-Mobile gets WP7 with Dell Venue Pro, HTC HD7
T-Mobile today brought out its first two Windows Phone 7 devices to help kick off the launch of Microsoft's platform. Dell's Venue Pro, better known as the Lightning, is the only portrait QWERTY slider and can keep its vertical design for typing. The device also has a unique, curved 4.1-inch AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass that should resist breaking.
Inside, it uses a 1GHz processor and a five-megapixel camera. T-Mobile hasn't set launch details other than to expect the Venue Pro to ship before the end of the year.
The HTC HD7 is touch-only but makes up for this with an even larger 4.3-inch touchscreen and some of the largest memory of any WP7 device, with 16GB built-in. It too has a five-megapixel camera with 720p video capture. T-Mobile's spin on the phone primarily adds preloaded apps that include Family Room, a self-developed app with a shared calendar and chalkboard to set up meetings. T-Mobile TV streaming is available along with preloaded copies of Netflix and Slacker Radio.
T-Mobile is more definite about the HD7's release date and puts it in mid-November at an unknown price.