HTC's Leaked Windows Phone 7 Contender Has a Surprising Slide

Engadget's leaked images of HTC's AT&T-bound Windows Phone 7 device show a chic appearance with a surprising twist. The device's body slides open in landscape, revealing not a keyboard, but a large speaker—a bit of a design gamble.

HTC's Leaked Windows Phone 7 Contender Has a Surprising Slide

It'll be interesting to see whether the phone, only designated the T8788 for now, will be a hit among those looking for a media-centric device. I'm not sure how many times I've ever used a phone's built-in speaker for music playback—and the feature's success will of course depend largely on how much playback quality HTC can squeeze out of a small speaker. But hey, at least your ringtones will sound stellar. [Engadget via Boy Genius Report]