Another Windows Phone 7 handset has fallen in price, this time around, it is the HTC 7 Pro which now costs a smidgen under £230, a price that includes free delivery, usually within 24 hours.
Available from Play.com for £229.99, the handset differs from other Windows Phone 7 devices due to the fact that it has a proper, dedicated QWERTY keyboard which makes it a perfect alternative to the HTC Desire Z or the Dell Venue Pro.
As expected, it carries the same specification as most of the other current Windows Phone handsets; there's a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, 576MB RAM, a 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a five-megapixel camera with AF, HD recording option and flash, Wi-Fi, a number of sensors, Bluetooth (but no microSD slot) as well as an array of Microsoft tools.
These include, Bing Maps, the mobile version of Office Suite, Xbox Live, Zune, Skydrive, Windows Live Messenger and much more; this array of services will be improved significantly with the forthcoming launch of Mango.
There's no denying that handset manufacturers are gradually shifting away extra stock in order to make way for newer ones based on Windows Mango, the followup to the current Windows Phone 7 platform. Already the likes of the LG E900 Optimus 7 can be had for under £200 albeit from Germany.