Apples iPad Mini 16 GB has surely proven to stand up to the test being one of the lightest hand held tablets out on the market today. If you have ever owned any iPad then you will just love the Mini iPad because it's lighter and easy to carry.
T-Mobile's first Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC HD7, looks like a great platform from which to launch a new OS. The HD7 has a big screen, a kickstand, and a solid camera, and doesn't try to get in the way of Windows Phone 7's strengths.
The HD7 is a big phone, just like HTC's old HD2 or the current Motorola Droid X. It has to be big to fit that 4.3-inch, 800-by-480 screen. Other specs are pretty typical: 16GB of on-board memory, a Qualcomm QSD8250 processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with high-def video recording. The HD7 doesn't work with T-Mobile's new HSPA+ network, as all Windows Phone 7 devices max out at HSPA 7.2.
T-Mobile will sell the HD7 with Netflix and Slacker on board, as well as the carrier's own MobiTV-powered T-Mobile TV. Netflix looked great. T-Mobile TV, on the other hand, looked really pixelated in a demo. The full version wasn't available when I was trying it.
T-Mobile's other contribution to Windows Phone 7 is Family Room, a new app that lets phone owners form ad-hoc family groups to run a shared calendar, write on a virtual group chalkboard, or send out group messages. That app also didn't work on the demo phones.
Otherwise, it's Windows Phone 7 here in full effect. That means clear Web pages with smooth pinch-to-zoom, a full copy of Microsoft Office, Zune, Xbox, and all the other Microsoft experiences.