HTC Mondrian Windows Phone Packing 4.3″ WVGA Display, Snapdragon Processor?

Over the weekend, we got wind of an upcoming Windows Phone called the HTC Mondrian, but all we know is that it would be running Microsoft’s new mobile OS. After more investigation into the leaked ROM which initially revealed the Modrian, a 4.3″ WVGA display, 1.3 Ghz Snapdragon processor, and this picture from the simulator have also been dug up. Of course, the pic just might be a placeholder for developers, but this is what we’re running with for now.

The only other remotely Windows Phone 7-ish devices we’ve seen close to reality are the Kin One and Kin Two, and even then, they’re really only halfway to being a proper Windows Phone. It makes sense that HTC would make the first Windows Phone, given their long-standing history with Microsoft; even though their love affair with Android has been rampant for the last year or so, HTC has made it clear that they haven’t forgotten Windows. If these specs are right, Windows Phone 7 will make quite the splash when it first hits the market, but I’m curious if other manufacturers, like Motorola, will be as interested in the platform as HTC.

[via Engadget]

  • Robert Hyland

    Windows Phone 7 doesn't have a market, just like its cousins, the Kin phones.

    What both have in common is that they will be missing features. Kin can't upload photos to Twitter, or IM. Windows Phone 7 has poor app APIs, therefore will be missing critical apps like Skype and Firefox, and also missing critical features such as (unbelievably) copy-and-paste.

    When a phone platform is missing something that the competition has, you will only buy it if you can pay less. But both Kin and Windows Phone 7 will be high priced units, ensuring their market failure (high priced when you add up the contract price over 2 years).

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