UK carrier Orange announced Wednesday that its first two Windows Phone 7 handsets, the HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia 7, will become available Thursday morning. Orange’s Oxford Street store in the heart of London will open its doors at 7:00 a.m. local time tomorrow, giving Londoners first crack at these highly anticipated Windows Phone 7-powered devices. As Microsoft fans are likely well aware, the HTC 7 Mozart features a 3.7-inch WVGA resolution, Super LCD Display, 8-megapixel camera, Dolby sound and a 1GHz processor. Samsung’s Omnia 7 touts a 4.0-inch Super-AMOLED touchscreen and a 1 GHz processor. Each phone will be available for free with a new contract starting at £35 per month for the 7 Mozart and £40 per month for the Omnia 7. Hit the jump for Orange’s full press release.
UK’S FIRST WINDOWS® PHONE 7s GO ON SALE AT ORANGE’S OXFORD STREET STORE TOMORROW AT 7:00AM
20th October 2010: The HTC 7 Mozart, available only on Orange, and the stylish HD Voice enabled Samsung Omnia 7 will go on sale from 7am tomorrow morning in Orange’s Oxford Street shop (155-157 Oxford Street) – offering customers the opportunity to be the first to get their hands on a Windows® Phone 7 in the UK.
To help support the launch, Capital FM Breakfast Show presenters Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon, will head to the store following their morning breakfast show and will be offering prizes to those in store from 10am. Furthermore, anyone who buys a Windows Phone in the Oxford Street store tomorrow will receive a free Bluetooth headset whilst stocks last.
As Microsoft’s key UK partner, Orange last week announced it is exclusively offering UK customers the sleek HTC 7 Mozart, as well as ranging the stylish Samsung Omnia 7 with Windows Phone 7.
Both phones feature quick-link access to the following Orange applications and services, which are integrated into Windows Phone’s unique Start screen:
- Orange Wednesdays: 2-4-1 cinema ticket app – allowing you to read reviews, watch trailers as well as redeem 2-4-1 vouchers all from your handset
- Orange Maps: Your personal navigation system, offering turn-by-turn GPS guidance
- Your Orange: To help you keep up-to-date and manage your Orange account – access help articles and get the latest info on your Magic Numbers
- Orange Daily: Bringing you a selection of at-a-glance news, sport and weather content as well as extras such as Wikipedia
For more information on the HTC 7 Mozart or Samsung Omnia 7, go to http://www.orange.co.uk