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Photos: HTC 7 Trophy - hands-on with the Windows smartphone

A closer look at one of the devices in Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 handset line-up...
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By Natasha Lomas on
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A closer look at one of the devices in Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 handset line-up...

The HTC 7 Trophy, pictured above, is one of three smartphones the mobile maker has released in Europe running Microsoft's recently launched Windows Phone 7 platform.

Smaller than the HTC HD7, the 7 Trophy differentiates itself from its brother, the HTC Mozart, thanks to a silver bevel running around the edge of the screen. It's also slightly heavier and has a marginally bigger screen than the Mozart.

The 7 Trophy measures 118.5mm x 61.5mm x 11.96mm, and weighs 140g.

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Microsoft sets a minimum device specification for handsets running Windows Phone 7 so, as with all WP7 devices, the Trophy has a large capacitive touchscreen, albeit not as large as the HTC HD7.

The Trophy also packs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

The HSPA handset has 802.11n wi-fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS - plus the usual line-up of compass, proximity sensor, accelerometer and ambient light sensor.

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The 7 Trophy has a WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen, with a screen resolution is 480 x 800.

It also packs 8GB of internal storage, 512MB of ROM and 576MB of RAM.

There's also high-fidelity, virtual surround sound, according to HTC.

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The 7 Trophy has a five-megapixel camera - shown above in close-up - with flash, which supports 720p HD video recording.

There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the handset, above the flash.

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Here's a view of the back of the device, including the Windows Phone branding near the base.

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The left-hand side of the 7 Trophy has volume control buttons and a MicroUSB port for charging the device.

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On the right-hand side of the device there's a dedicated button to load the camera function.

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And here's the camera view itself.

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As with all WP7 devices, there are three physical buttons on the front of the device: a back button on the bottom left, a home button in the middle and a search button on the right, which fires up Microsoft's Bing search engine - as shown above.

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With a minimum hardware spec and no chance to skin WP7 with a proprietary UI, mobile makers using Windows Phone 7 are having to turn to software services to differentiate handsets from rival products.

HTC has loaded some software on the 7 Trophy - such as the memo app, pictured above, and its HTC Hub, which includes its weather app, stocks app and photo enhancer tool.

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Crack open the 7 Trophy and there's a splash of colour - specifically a bright orange battery cover and orange guts.

Talktime on the battery is up to 330 minutes on WCDMA, up to 405 minutes on GSM.

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