T-Mobile USA is the only U.S. carrier offering the very high-end HTC HD2. An unconfirmed report indicates that it’s also going to release the successor, the HD3, which is expected to run the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system.
This model is reportedly going to be released by T-Mobile on November 17.
It’s not clear if this will mark the U.S. debut of the HD3, or if another carrier will launch it beforehand; AT&T has said it is making a big commitment to offering smartphones running Microsoft’s new OS.
This product will supposedly launch in the U.K. and Australia in the coming weeks. An official announcement is expected in London on September 15.
There is good evidence that the image and specifications of the HD3 that were previously reported by Brighthand and other sites are a total fabrication.
For reference, these details, which are almost certainly incorrect, are repeated below:
The replacement for the HD2 will supposedly have a tablet shape 4.5-inch, AM-OLED touchscreen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution — giving it a larger, higher resolution display than current models like the Motorola Droid X and HTC Evo 4G.
The HD2 runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro operating system, but its successor is allegedly going to run the upcoming Windows Phone 7. Microsoft’s latest smartphone OS has been completely redesigned to be more consumer focused.
The HD3 will use a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, if unconfirmed reports are correct. This would give it a significantly faster chip than is in any current smartphone.
This HTC model is supposedly going to have an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash. It will be able to record high-definition video and well as play it over its HDMI port.
Also on the leaked feature list is 3G and 4G cellular-wireless networking, as well Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Powering all this will reportedly be an 1800 mAh battery.
All the dimensions are not yet known, but given its screen size, the HD3 clearly won’t be a small phone, Still, it apparently won’t be an over thick one: 0.4 inches (10 mm).
Although some reports call this model the HD3, there have been a few that indicate it might be named the HD7 instead, apparently to highlight the fact that it will run Windows Phone 7. The internal code-name is reportedly Mozart.