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.