Microsoft have imposed a strict set of minimum features on the Windows Phone 7 handsets and the HTC HD7 features these along with a few others, such as the expansive 4.3" Super-LCD capacitive touchscreen display, as well as 8GB of storage courtesy of a microSD card. However, although the card can be removed, it is not “removable"; this means that you cannot take the card out and swap it without factory resetting your handset.
The standard 1GHz Snapdragon processor and DirectX compatibility are of course there, as are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, motion sensor, HSDPA/3G/EDGE/GSM and all the usual connectivity options.
If you fancy watching a movie on your HTC HD7, the display is well suited, while the handset speakers are enhanced with Dolby Mobile Sound. While you’re going to miss real bass by the very nature of it being a small phone, this feature does make quite a difference.
However, I have marked this device down slightly on features because of the lack of an 8MP camera. While a 5MP camera with top quality firmware might be superior to an 8MP camera without such an advantage, the fact is the HTC HD7 is the flagship Windows Phone 7 device for HTC (as well as in the eyes of many commentators).
Curiously, however, it is the HTC Mozart that has the 8MP camera.