The long rumored HTC HD7 smartphone from the Taiwanese handset vendor, one and the same with the HTC HD3, seems set to land on the market about the same time as the first Windows Phone 7 devices are expected to.
It seems that the high-end mobile phone is set to become available for purchase in the 42nd week of the ongoing year, and that O2 Germany would be the carrier to launch it at that time.
For what it's worth, this would be in line with some of the latest rumors on Windows Phone 7's landing which suggested that October 21st
would be the day when the first handsets running under Microsoft's new mobile operating system are put on sale.
In addition to confirming the release date for the new device, an internal document from O2 Germany, leaked into the wild courtesy of WMPoweruser
, also unveils info on the handset's price tag.
It appears that the carrier would plan on releasing HD7
with a cost of 79 euro attached to it upon the signing of a 24-month contract agreement on a plan starting as low as 20 Euro per month.
However, in case there are some who might not want to get the handset on contract, they would have to get 559 Euro out of their pockets.
Provided that the info
is accurate, this should be the off contract price the HTC HD7 would arrive with on the European market.
The contract price would certainly differ from one carrier to another, depending on the market.
The color option for the new Windows Phone 7 device
is said to be Black, while the actual market price tag might change when nearing the release date.
We'll take the news with a grain of salt for the time being, but that does not mean that we won't hope it pans out in the end, and that HTC would deliver a Windows Phone 7 device to match the features of HTC Desire HD
, powered by Google's Android OS.