US Cellular now has its own Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC 7 Pro. Here’s what you can expect:
- 3.6″ WVGA display
- Slide out keyboard
- 1GHz processor
- 5-megapixel camera
- 720p HD video recording
It also comes with Xbox LIVE integration, access to Netflix, and Zune services. The Windows Marketplace boasts over 20,000 apps to choose from, so there is definitely something for everyone. The HTC 7 Pro will cost $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate, and two-year contract.
Press Release below.
U.S. CELLULAR LAUNCHES FIRST WINDOWS PHONE 7 HANDSET®
HTC 7 Pro a Draw for Multi-taskers; Multi-media and Gaming Enthusiasts
CHICAGO (June 13, 2011) – The happiest customers in wireless have one more reason to smile. On June 14, U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) will expand its device portfolio with the addition of the HTC 7 Pro, the carrier’s first Windows 7 smartphone. The handset is available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with a data plan purchase.
The HTC 7 Pro is ideal for those who want to complete tasks on the go while getting their fill of entertainment too. One glance at the start screen tells you what’s going on. Animated live tiles can show pending messages and appointments, news and weather, or game and friend status all refreshed wirelessly via the Web. Users can also easily view, edit, share and sync Office® documents thanks to superior integration of familiar Office applications. Texting, e-mailing and social media updates are made easy with the HTC 7 Pro’s 3.6-inch tilted touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keyboard.
“We have the phones that our customers want to help simplify their busy lives and have fun too,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “Customers who switch to U.S. Cellular also get new phones faster without having to continuously sign contracts.”
The HTC 7 Pro boasts other cool features like a digital compass, GPS and a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera with flash. Gaming enthusiasts can score big with the Xbox LIVE® integration, while movie and music lovers will appreciate the built-in FM radio and access to NetFlix®, Zune® and thousands of other applications.
Several of U.S. Cellular’s value-packed national plans are a perfect fit for smartphone users. The $79.99 Primary Plus Plan is the best value in wireless and offers 5GB of data with unlimited text, picture and video messaging. The plan also comes with 450 voice minutes, free incoming calls, free nights and weekends and free mobile-to-mobile calls.
A family of four who switches to U.S. Cellular and joins the happiest customers in wireless can save more than $1,000 a year with the company’s Premium Plus family plan. The whole family can get the latest smartphones to download apps and keep up with friends, the latest news and favorite social networks.
U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, and all devices are backed by the carrier’s high-speed nationwide network. For more information about all of U.S. Cellular’s deals, plans and phones, and other restrictions on these offers, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
The HTC 7 Pro is available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Purchase of a data plan is required, and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with the unmatched benefits of The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Belief Project, named Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, complements the Chicago-based carrier’s growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. U.S. Cellular was recently named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and was also named one of Forbes Magazine’s 2010 “Most Trustworthy Companies.” To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.