HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

Summary: HTC is holding a press event on September 1 where it is expected to launch two phones running Windows Phone 7 Mango.

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HTC is hedging its bets in the smartphone platform wars and is expected to announce two handsets running Windows Phone 7 Mango soon. The big Android phone maker is throwing a press event in London on September 1 and according to BGR will launch the HTC Eternity and Omega, both running Mango.

The Omega is a 4.5-inch big phone destined for the T-Mobile network, and the Eternity is going to AT&T and sports a more common 3.7-inch display. There is not a lot of other information about these two new phones, other than they will ship with Mango. The HTC event was announced on the company's UK Facebook page, and reservations are recommended.

The September 1 date makes sense for the HTC event as Microsoft is rumored to officially launch Mango on that date. Mango has been in testing for some time, and I am hearing good things about the latest builds of the OS. This official release will be one to watch, as Windows Phone 7 becomes a solid competitor in the smartphone space.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Microsoft, Smartphones, Windows

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  • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

    And where is Nokia's Windows phone?
    Return_of_the_jedi
    • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

      @Return_of_the_jedi Last I heard November.
      JamesKendrick
  • Mango and Outlook

    Does anyone know if Microsoft will allow direct syncing to Outlook or are we still forced to use a Windows Live account?
    johnaaaaaaaaa19
    • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

      @john@... What is the problem? It is a much better solution to sync on Windows Live Account and configure your Outlook to sync with your Windows Live Account too...
      EricDeBerg
      • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

        @EricDeBerg
        I live in a rural area and most of the time there is no cell service or wifi. When I finish up a job I make my notes on my phone in Outlook in the calendar. Then on the downtime on the ferry, I sync my computer to my phone. I can get cell sometimes but no wifi for my laptop. That is the problem with the change. It assumes we all live in the city and are surrounded by high speed connections. i just want to bluetooth sync my phone to my computer and be done with it.
        johnaaaaaaaaa19
    • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

      @john@... Sync your Outlook contacts to Windows Phone 7 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2454811
      EricDeBerg
  • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

    Sync your Outlook contacts to Windows Phone 7 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2454811
    EricDeBerg
    • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

      @EricDeBerg
      I think you are missing the point here. There are people who either can't or don't want to go through the cloud. We should have that option. Why take away a feature like that.
      elvisfan0108
  • Hedging?

    htc have always had Windows handsets in their range. Until the current dual-core Androids, you have always been able to get the same handset with Windows Mobile, Windows Phone or Android.

    The WP7 market has been fairly stagnant, but I'm hoping Mango will be a step forward (like iOS3) and not a step backwards (like iOS4).

    I like my htc Mozart, but need to look at a replacement. I currently have an iPhone and the Mozart and prefer the Mozart, but still carry the iPhone for Audible and Exchange (our certificate is bolloxed and iPhone and Android let you ignore the security threat, WP7 says invalid is invalid and refuses to connect).

    But the iPhone is becoming so sluggish and unreliable - it has corrupted my Audible collection twice this week!

    So I'll probably get a Sensation or Galaxy SII and see what Mango does for my Mozart...
    wright_is
  • Windows phone is 1 percent of the market

    Wow, they've got nowhere to go but up! Or down, like they're actually going. We're 11 months in and it's not taking off. Ask around, and you'll find phone sellers don't even want to carry the thing.

    Windows Phone is just not going to go anywhere. And now vendors launch new phones when their old phones didn't sell. That's just brilliant.
    symbolset
    • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

      @symbolset
      The old windows phone users want to direct connect to sync their contacts and calendars and office documents. I would have had a new phone already if that option had been there. I am still using 6.5. I can't be the only one. I don't trust the cloud for security reasons.
      elvisfan0108
      • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

        @elvisfan0108

        You're not the only one. I use WM 6.5 also, but for different reasons. I think WM 6.5 still outsells WP7, but Mango will probably change that. WP7 was a consumer phone release.
        lippidp
  • RE: HTC to launch two Windows Phone 7 phones September 1

    nothing better than windows phone OS, Htc has the best android tablet computers, so it will release also the best windows 7 phones.

    http://www.tabletpcandroid2.com/products/Windows-7-Tablet-PC-10-inch-Multi-Touch-Intel-N455.html
    coolman80