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HTC Mozart Windows Phone 7 Device Leaked

Details on an HTC smartphone running Microsoft’s soon-to-launch Windows Phone 7 operating system appear to have been leaked. Screen grabs showing the device, called the HTC Mozart, were posted by Engadget Oct. 4, via an internal inventory system from U.K.-based retailer Phones 4U. T The images, presumably from internal company materials, show the device to be arriving in October.

While Microsoft has confirmed that Europe will see Windows Phone 7 handsets go on sale in October, the devices aren’t expected to launch in the United States until November. Microsoft is expected to launch Windows Phone 7 Oct. 11 at an event in New York City.

The HTC Mozart, if the images are to be trusted, will feature a 3.7-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels and measures approximately 4.7 by 2.4 by 0.5 inches. WiFi b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity will be included, along with a 1GHz processor, 8GB of memory, and an 8-megapixel camera with flash and 720p video recording.

Other goodies include a 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby surround sound, ambient light, gravity and proximity sensors, a digital compass, the ability to sync with a Microsoft X-Box Live and a “rich suite of 3D applications,” according to the Phones 4U promotional materials. The battery is a 1300mAh.

While HTC has dominated its mobile portfolio with devices running Google’s Android OS, Microsoft is betting in a big way on Windows Phone 7, and the Taiwan-based manufacturer is showing itself to be prepared, should consumers take to the its new OS. According to a Sept. 30 report by the Wall Street Journal, AT&T plans to release three handsets running Windows Phone 7 — one each from HTC, Samsung and LG Electronics.

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