HTC HD2 Might Debut in the U.S. Earlier than Expected

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Although T-Mobile USA hasn’t yet revealed exactly when it’s going to introduce the HTC HD2, there has been strong evidence that the debut will be in late March. However, new reports say the release could be a week or so earlier.

This carrier has promised to release this very high-end Windows phone at some point this spring, and several unconfirmed reports said the date will be March 24.

HTC HD2New reports — not quite as reliable as the previous ones — indicate that this model might hit the market on March 12 or 17.

There has been no word yet on what this HTC model will sell for.

An Overview of the HTC HD2
The HD2 (AKA the HTC Leo) is possibly the most cutting-edge model available today with Microsoft’s mobile operating system; it has 1 GHz processor, and sports a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive display with multi-touch support.

It was one of the first devices on the market with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, but it has a new version of HTC’s custom user interface layered on top. This used to be called TouchFLO, but has 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 by 480 pixel) 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.

Read a PreviewIt also includes a whopping 448 MB of RAM, a 5 MPx camera with auto-focus, a microSD card reader, GPS receiver, 1,230 mAh battery, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.

This HTC device comes with Windows Mobile’s standard collection of mobile apps: Outlook, Office, Media Player. Opera Mobile is the default web browser.

The HD2 debuted late last year in Europe, but T-Mobile USA will be the first wireless operator in America to offer it.

Source: TmoNews



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