It’s a virtual certainty that T-Mobile is going to release the HTC HD2 late this month, but there have been a few conflicting reports on exactly when the U.S. debut of this highly-anticipated Windows phone is going to be.
T-Mobile has not yet revealed the launch date, so those who are eager to get their HD2 have had to depend on unconfirmed reports.
A document that leaked out of this wireless carrier last month said high-end smartphone will be introduced on March 24. However, earlier this week, one of the companies contributing software to the HD2, MobiTV, says that it will debut on March 23. Many assumed this company would have inside information.
T-Mobile is hosting an event on March 16 where the HD2 will be on display. The official announcement of the launch date may come at that time.
An Overview of the HTC HD2
The HD2 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 doesn’t include a hardware keyboard, but that’s about the only feature it lacks.
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), and includes Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It is also able to act as a Wi-Fi router for another computer.
All versions offer a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, 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.