T-Mobile USA launched the HTC HD2 last week, but as a sign of how eagerly anticipated this Windows phone was, it sold out within hours. However, this high-end model is now available again.
Bigger and Better
What sets the HD2 apart from the competition is its 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, the largest yet on a smartphone running this OS.
This is also 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.
It’s Fast, Too
Even without its cutting-edge display, the HD2 would be among the most advanced smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro operating system, thanks to its 1 GHz processor.
Replacing Microsoft’s standard user interface is the latest version of HTC’s custom UI that has a focus on giving consumers easy access to the features they use most, as well as making this smartphone easy to use with a fingertip.
Other Hardware Features
The HD2 doesn’t include a hardware keyboard, but that’s about the only feature it lacks.
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.
It also offers 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.
Pricing & Availability
The HTC HD2 sells for $200 with a two-year contract, or $450 without a contract.
It is available now on T-Mobile’s website.