Despite poor sales of Windows Phone 7 devices around the world, Telstra is set to team up with HTC, to launch the new HD7S, WP7 Smartphone, in an effort to stimulate sales in Australia, where demand has primarily been for Android Smartphones and Apple iPhones.Also making an appearance for Telstra will be Andrew Vollard the former Managing Director of Motorola Australia who is now acting director of Telstra mobility products.
Microsoft who has seen sales of Windows Phone 7 devices slump from 4.5% to less than 3% globally, is believed to be investing several million dollars into the marketing of WP7 devices in partnership with Telstra, who they openly supported last year at the expense of Vodafone and Optus, who despite selling WP7 products were excluded from the Australian launch by Microsoft.
The new HTC HD7 has a new “Super LCD” which according to HTC Executives fixes the screen issue encountered on the original HD7.
The new WP7 model has a first-generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi Wireless-N, 576MB RAM, 16GB internal storage, as well as a 1230 mAh battery.
It also has a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 720p HD video recording and a camera button.
As part of the Windows Phone 7 OS, users get unique camera experience, with the seamless integration of the camera’s viewfinder and photo/video gallery.
What is not known is, which Telstra services the new HTC HD7S will come preloaded with after Microsoft stopped several carriers from preloading their software and services on several models.