The definitive BGR guide to Windows Phone 7 hardware

Are you still reeling from last week’s Windows Phone 7 press event? Ballmer and Co. announced a staggering 10 handsets (and counting) right out of the gate, sporting their latest mobile OS. HTC, Samsung, Dell, LG among others, have pledged their alliance and announced handsets that will grace the world’s stage over the coming months. We have simplified things for our discerning readers, hit the jump for BGR’s definitive guide to Windows Phone 7 hardware.

HTC

HTC HD7

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 4.3″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 576 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB in Europe and 16GB in Asia
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, dual LED
  • 720 video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • HTC Hub
  • Input method: Touch screen only
  • Unique Feature: Boasts the largest screen real estate amongst the WP7 handsets
  • Carriers and Availability: The HTC HD7 will launch in the U.S. on the 8th of November on T-Mobile. For UK customers, the phone is currently available on O2

HTC Surround

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 3.8″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 576 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB on-board
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • HTC Hub
  • Input method: Touch screen only
  • Unique Feature: Slide-out integrated stereo speakers, Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound
  • Carriers and Availability: HTC Surround will be available on AT&T in the U.S., and Telus in Canada by the end of 2010

HTC 7 Mozart

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 3.7″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 576 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB on-board
  • 8 MP camera, Auto-focus, Xenon flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • HTC Hub
  • Input method: Touch screen only
  • Unique Feature: Best Camera in it’s class, brushed aluminium unibody construction, SRS ‘WOW HD’ sound and boasts a Xenon flash
  • Carriers and Availability: Currently available to order on Orange UK

HTC 7 Trophy

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 3.8″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 576 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB on-board
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • HTC Hub
  • Input method: Touch screen only
  • Unique Feature: No-frills HTC WP7 handset
  • Carriers and Availability: Coming soon to Orange, Vodafone and O2 in the UK

HTC 7 Pro

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 3.6″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 448 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB on-board
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • HTC Hub
  • Input method: Touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Unique Feature: The only HTC WP7 phone to sport a physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Carriers and Availability: First half of 2011 on Sprint

Samsung

Samsung Focus

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 4.0″ Super AMOLED, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB microSD, not hot swappable without a hard reset
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording (23fps)
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • Input method: Touch screen only
  • Unique Feature: Vibrant screen, added camera functionality and front facing camera
  • Carriers and Availability: U.S. exclusive, launching on November 8th on AT&T

Samsung Omnia 7

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 4.0″ Super AMOLED, 480×800 resolution
  • 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB microSD, not hot swappable without a hard reset
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording (25fps)
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • Input method: Touch screen only
  • Unique Feature: Vibrant screen, added camera functionality and front facing camera
  • Carriers and Availability: Currently available on Orange and 3 in the UK

Dell

Dell Venue Pro


  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU
  • 4.1″ WVGA AMOLED, 480×800 resolution
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB microSD, not hot swappable without a hard reset
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • Input method: Touch screen and hardware keyboard
  • Unique Feature: Scratch-resistant screen (Corning Gorilla Glass), physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Carriers and Availability: Available end of 2010 on T-Mobile U.S.

LG

LG Optimus 7 (E900)


  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8650 CPU
  • 3.8″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording (24fps)
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • Input method: Touch screen
  • Unique Feature: Wireless media transfer to DLNA DMR enabled devices
  • Carriers and Availability: Coming to Telus (Canada) end of 2010, and currently available on Vodafone-UK

LG Quantum

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8650 CPU
  • 3.5″ WVGA LCD, 480×800 resolution
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • 5 MP camera, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sensors: G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3G 7.2 Mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP support)
  • Input method: Touch screen and physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Unique Feature: Wireless media transfer to DLNA DMR enabled devices, and QWERTY keyboard
  • Carriers and Availability: Coming to AT&T on the 8th of November

Are you planning on ditching your iDevice/BlackBerry/Android for a Windows Phone 7? If so, let us know which one you’re leaning toward — there are a lot of options!

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