T-Mobile USA customers may soon be able to get their hands on a very high-end Windows phone. An unconfirmed report says this wireless carrier is going to offer the HTC HD2, which will sport a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
There have been rumors before that T-Mobile is going to pick up this model, and today what will apparently be some of the advertising for this smartphone has leaked out.
Coming Next Year
HTC CEO Peter Chou said recently that the HD2 will be introduced in N. America with the 3G frequencies used in this region, but he didn’t name a carrier.
Still, he did give a timeframe for the release: the first three months of 2010.
An Overview of the HTC HD2
The HD2 (AKA the HTC Leo) will be one of the first devices on the market with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, but have the new version of HTC’s custom user interface layered on top. This used to be called TouchFLO, but has just been renamed HTC Sense to reflect a greater focus on consumers.
It will lack a hardware keyboard, but that’s just about the only feature it won’t have.
The HTC HD2 is going to be 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 display will be the largest yet on a smartphone running Microsoft’s OS, and will have a WVGA (800×480) resolution.
Naturally, the HD2 will have mobile broadband (7.2 Mbps HSDPA), plus it is going to include Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It will even be able to act as a Wi-Fi router for another computer.
This HTC device will come with Windows Mobile’s standard collection of mobile apps: Outlook, Office, Media Player. Opera Mobile is going to be the default web browser.