HTC Obsession – The First Windows Mobile 7 Phone

According to the latest Windows Mobile 7 findings by WMExperts, HTC Obsession could very well be the first Windows phone which will ship with Windows Mobile 7 come this fall. Microsoft may even show it off at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, where they are highly expected to unveil Windows Mobile 7 for the very first time.

Windows Mobile 7 Phone - HTC Obsession

The handset in question is said to be slated for October 2010 release, almost a year after HTC HD2 was originally released. HTC Obsession more or less looks like an upgraded version of HD2 with more on-board memory, and an upgraded camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities.

Full specs Of HTC Obsession are as follows.

Launching: October 2010
CPU: Qualcomm QSD8250; 1GHz
Network: GSM HSDPA
Device Size: 112 x 56 x 11.7 mm
Memory: (RAM/ROM): 512MB/512MB
Internal Storage: 4GB
External Storage: MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Screen Size/Type: 3.7-inch capacitive AMOLED “Multitouch Supported”
Camera: 5.0 Megapixel AF with flash; HD 720p video@ 25fps
Video Support: Windows Media Video (WMV), MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) H.264, DVR-MS4
Audio Support: Windows Media Audio (WMA), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC), FairPlay DRM, MP3 (.mp3)
Battery:  Removable 1230 mAh
Talk Time: Up to 10 hours
Standby Time: 240 hours
Internet Use: 6 hours (3G), 7.5 hours (WiFi)
Video Playback: 7 hours
Audio Playback: 24 hours

While AMOLED display will be a welcome change, but screen size of 3.7’’ inches on Obsession may not be received too well by HD2 owners who are currently overwhelmed with their 4.1’’ inches screen on HD2.  

We will have to wait and see whether this will indeed turn out to be the first Windows Mobile 7 powered phone at the Mobile World Congress in February of this year. [via WMpoweruser]

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