Not that we had any reason to doubt O2 Germany’s Twitter account, but a formal press release does help ease our few concerns. The HTC 7 Pro is now official on the European carrier for the asking price of €29 down and 24 months of €22.50. If you want to rip the proverbial band-aid off faster, it’s also available for a €599 flat fee — both of those without SIM lock. The rest of the world? We imagine it’s just a matter of time before HTC offers this through its other channels.
At 4.3 inches, the HTC HD7’s screen is the largest amongst new Windows Phone 7 smartphones. The device sports a 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU, a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, capable of recording 720p video, 16 GB of storage memory and a battery that provides it with six hours of talk time and up to 13 days of standby time.
The $199.99 price is with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Update: UK telecom O2 has informed us that the HTC HD7 is available in its stores as of today. The device is either £379 on Pay & Go or free on a £40 24-month tariff with 900 minutes, with unlimited Wi-Fi at The Cloud and BT Openzone, unlimited texts and 750MB of UK data.
story by: mashable