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HTC HD3 Turns Into HD7 Windows Phone 7 Handset

The HTC HD3 is likely to be launched on the 18th of October and will be the welcomed successor to the Windows Mobile powered HD2; no surprise therefore that it will be based on Windows Phone 7.

Codenamed 6HTHD7XM, the device has already appeared on the backend system of O2 in the UK, which interestingly lists Alcatel PAYG handsets as well.

Engadget (opens in new tab), who broke the news, doesn't provide with more information but earlier in July, Digital Review (opens in new tab) said that the phone would come with a 4.5-inch AMOLEd touchscreen (with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels), a dual core 1.5GHz ARM-based processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, Wi-Fi, 4G, a 8-megapixel camera with two LED flashes, HDMI port and HD recording capabilities, a 1800mAh battery, all in a 10mm thick enclosure.

We're slightly dubious about the specifications from Digital Reviews but until we actually get the phone on O2's website, that's the only lead we have.

The HD2, which is still on sale, has the biggest screen currently on the market and still commands monthly contract prices of £35 and more.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.