HTC are releasing an increasing number of handsets with the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system. Amongst these is the HTC 7 Pro which is different to the other phones with this software in the fact that it comes with a full slide out QWERTY keyboard and seems to be aimed largely at the business user who is seeking a productivity tool and comprehensive communication device rolled into one handset.
The handset measures 117.5x 59x 15.5 mm and weighs in 185 g, so it is relatively compact and lightweight for a phone which has a separate keyboard unit. The 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen offers a convenient and intuitive means of navigating the user interface, whilst the full QWERTY keyboard slides out to reveal itself offering the ultimate in efficiency when it comes to sending E mails and text messages as well as browsing the web.
A more than generous 8 GB of internal storage capacity is provided and can be used for storing all manner of files ranging from music and videos to Microsoft Office documents which can be viewed and edited on the phone.
The HTC 7 Pro utilises class 32 versions of GPRS and EDGE to provide its initial means of Internet connectivity as well as staying connected to the appropriate cellular networks. Whenever in an area with 3G coverage, users can enjoy a faster internet connection thanks to HSDPA which provides download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. An even faster and more reliable Internet browsing experience can be achieved however, thanks to full Wi-Fi connectivity. The package of connectivity features is finished off with micro USB, GPS and Bluetooth.
As well as an impressive productivity device, the HTC 7 Pro is also a highly competent cameraphone. This is thanks to a 5 mega pixel digital camera which operates at 2592x 1944 pixels which comes with Autofocus, face detection and even an LED flash. Additionally, geo-tagging is included which thanks to GPS, records the location at which the camera was used. As an added bonus, users have the luxury of 720p high definition video capture.
The innovative tile interface of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system is easy to use and efficient, and works in harmony with a 1GHz processor. This provides a lightning fast user interface and provides ample power to run demanding applications. As a communication device the HTC 7 Pro is comprehensive supporting SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email and IM as well as the standard phone call function. Despite being aimed largely at the business user, the handset comes with Facebook and Twitter integration and supports several different music and video file formats, so there are plenty of features to keep users entertained when out of the office.
That HTC 7 Pro offers the best of both worlds in terms of a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, as well as being a highly functional productivity tool, providing ample entertainment features. All of these specifications are rolled into a great looking handset which is sure to prove popular among several types of mobile phone user.