The HTC 7 Pro is a great looking new handset from the increasingly popular manufacturer. It runs the new Windows Phone 7 operating system from Microsoft and comes with a number of key features which you may expect to see in larger smart phones. It offers a compact alternative without sacrificing features.
The handset measures 117.5x 59x 15.5 mm whilst weighing in at a pocket friendly 185 g. The 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen features a pixel resolution of 480x 800, meaning that the display quality of on screen imagery is very impressive. Accelerometer and proximity sensors are included as standard whilst multi-touch input is also supported. A feature that sets the HTC 7 Pro apart has to be its slide out QWERTY keyboard. This makes a great choice for those who send a lot of emails or text messages, or simply those who prefer the use of a physical keyboard over that of a touchscreen.
A generous 8 GB of internal storage is provided as standard alongside 448 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. This gives users plenty of scope for storing their music tracks and videos as well as documents and additional downloaded applications from the Android Market.
The HTC 7 Pro comes with several different connectivity features. Phone calls and general messages rely initially on GPRS and EDGE in class 32 versions to stay connected to the appropriate cellular networks. Browsing the Internet is a breeze thanks to fast download speeds up to 7.2 mega bytes per second thanks to an HSDPA connection in areas with 3G coverage. Wi-Fi offers a faster alternative, whenever users have the appropriate access to local wireless networks. Additionally, Bluetooth and micro USB connections are provided so users can connect the handset to compatible hardware devices.
The HTC 7 Pro is also an impressive cameraphone thanks to a 5 mega pixel offering which operates at 2592x 1944 pixels. This comes with auto-focus and face detection as standard along with an LED flash to overcome the obstacle of poor lighting conditions. GPS is on hand to operate the geo-tagging function which keeps track of where the camera was used. As an added bonus, the camera can also be used to shoot high definition video footage in 720p.
The Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system works alongside a 1 GHz Scorpion processor which provides a lightning fast user interface and the power to run demanding applications. A long list of applications is included as standard ranging from social networking integration along with multimedia and productivity tools.
The HTC 7 Pro offers a great alternative for those who may be seeking a more compact Smartphone but do not want to sacrifice features. The presence of the slide-out keyboard also makes these an attractive choice for those who send numerous text messages and emails on a daily basis.