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HTC HD7/HD3 Pictures Appear On The Web

Finally some real pictures of the HD7 & HD3 have been leaked online with more details emerging; both are Windows Phone 7 smartphones which are scheduled to be launched within the next few weeks.

Yesterday, we reported about schematics of the HTC HD7 that were published and this time around, it's actually proper pictures that have been published online. (opens in new tab) reports that the smartphone comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon SoC, a 5-megapixel camera with two LED flashes (not unlike the HTC Desire), HD video recording capabilities and 8GB storage.

Another website from China (opens in new tab), published pictures of the HD3 and it even comes with a kick stand which reminds us of the Sony Ericsson W995. The pictures however have been removed from the website possibly on request from HTC.

A few comments though; we're not sure whether the schematics and the pictures of the HD7 are for the same version since there's at least one difference, a microSD expansion slot. Then there's the odd choice of the QSD8250 when the QSD8255 has already been launched.

At least one phone from HTC, the HTC Desire HD, uses the QSD8255 which is an improved version and we find it very odd that the phone only comes with 8GB onboard; together with the low megapixel count for the camera, this leads us to believe that the HD7 will not be the flagship Windows Phone 7 from HTC.

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 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.