HTC 7 Mozart review

A Windows Phone 7 handset with a musical and photography focus

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Internet Explorer for Mobile is another phrase that strikes terror into the hearts of phone geeks everywhere. At the time of writing, and probably at the time of reading no matter when you do, Internet Explorer is the only web browser available on Windows Phone 7.

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Not to worry, though: it's not that bad! The speed at which it renders entire web pages on the HTC 7 Mozart is pretty impressive, fitting the whole page to the 3.7-inch screen. From here, zooming in is a pinch-to-zoom affair, and the text re-renders so you don't end up with fuzzy, pixellated text.

Although it doesn't auto-fit content to the screen as you zoom, you can double-tap to zoom back out to a full column, then double-tap again to zoom all the way out.

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Multiple sites can be open at once thanks to tabbed browsing – up to six tabs can be on the go. Switching between them is simply a matter of tapping the 'tab' button then choosing whichever one you want.

Be warned: if you have six tabs open in the web browser then click on a saved web shortcut pinned to your start screen, the HTC 7 Mozart will override one of your open tabs and you won't be able to use the back button to return to the previous site.

There's no Adobe Flash support on the HTC 7 Mozart at present, or indeed on any of the Windows Phone 7 launch handsets. However, Microsoft has included a work-around so that you can view YouTube videos either on YouTube itself or embedded on other sites.

To be able to do so, you'll have to download the Video Player for YouTube from the Marketplace; unfortunately, it doesn't come pre-installed on the HTC 7 Mozart.

There's currently no way to copy and paste on the HTC 7 Mozart either – Microsoft has said this much-lusted-after tool will be making its way to all Windows Phone 7 handsets in a software update in January 2011. This makes sharing specific areas of a web page pretty much impossible. You can share links via email or SMS, however – it's an option in the pull up menu at the bottom of the screen.

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One handy web browsing tool is 'find on page' which we also saw on the HTC Wildfire. This enables you to search the text on the web page for the specific area you're interested in. You can also set the HTC 7 Mozart to show you the mobile or full internet version of each site in the settings tab.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderOrange
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameOrange
Battery Talk Time6.75 Hour
Product Model7 Mozart
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)130 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height119 mm
Width60.2 mm
Depth11.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time360 Hour
ManufacturerOrange Broadband
Product NameHTC 7 Mozart Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeG-sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberOHTN4962
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Amplify your audio experience

The HTC 7 Mozart gives you high fidelity sound for a richer listening and viewing experience. The secret sauce is SRS WOW HD - bringing virtual surround sound to your mobile.

Never a dull moment

Keep yourself entertained with the Music + Videos Hub powered by Zune. Have a full library of music and videos on your computer? Sync it to your phone wirelessly and take it to go. Or you can always listen to the latest tunes on the built-in FM Radio.

Package Contents
  • HTC 7 Mozart Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • User Guide