HTC has promised the HTC HD2 will be released in the U.S. early next year, but hasn’t revealed which wireless carrier(s) will be offering it. Nevertheless, numerous leaks and unconfirmed reports indicate that T-Mobile USA will be getting this very high-end Windows phone.
The latest bit of evidence is a leaked ROM that is supposedly for this carrier’s version of the HD2. This contains quite a number of system apps with the prefix TMOUS — short for T-Mobile USA.
There has been no word of any other U.S. carrier offering this HTC model.
The HD2 is already available in Europe and Asia, but supposedly won’t debut in the United States until March.
An Overview of the HTC HD2
The HD2 (AKA the HTC Leo) is one of the first devices on the market with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, but it has the new version of HTC’s custom user interface layered on top. This used to be called TouchFLO, but has just been renamed HTC Sense to reflect a greater focus on consumers.
It lacks a hardware keyboard, but that’s just about the only feature it doesn’t have.
The HTC HD2 is the first Windows Mobile smartphone with a capacitive display that supports multi-touch, so users can resize websites, Microsoft Office files, PDF documents and pictures easier with a pinch of their fingers.
This 4.3-inch display is the largest yet on a smartphone running Microsoft’s OS, and has a WVGA (800×480) resolution.
Naturally, the HD2 has mobile broadband (7.2 Mbps HSDPA), plus it includes Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It is even be able to act as a Wi-Fi router for another computer.
This HTC device comes with Windows Mobile’s standard collection of mobile apps: Outlook, Office, Media Player. Opera Mobile is the default web browser.