HTC HD2 Will Debut in the U.S. in Two Weeks

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Although T-Mobile USA has not yet announced when it will introduce the HTC HD2, another source indicates that the launch of this highly-anticipated Windows phone is scheduled for two weeks from today.

T-Mobile is hosting an event on March 16 where the HD2 will be on display, but this reportedly won’t be the launch party for their smartphone. One of the companies contributing software to the HD2 says that it will debut on March 23, one day before previous reports had indicated.

HTC HD2According to other information that has leaked from T-Mobile, the smartphone will sell for $200 with a two-year contract or $450 without a contract.

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.

Read a PreviewIt also includes a whopping 448 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel 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: Engadget

 

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