HTC announces HD2 with large capacitive display and 1GHz processor

HTC announces HD2 with large capacitive display and 1GHz processor

Summary: Even though I am quite disappointed with Windows Mobile 6.5 that doesn't mean that I still don't like Windows Mobile devices and personally find my T-Mobile Touch Pro2 with Spb Mobile Shell 3.5 (see my review) to be one of the best devices I have in my collection. I was excited to read the HTC press release announcing the HTC HD2 that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 with their HTC Sense UI (something I LOVE on the Sprint HTC Hero) on a huge 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display.

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Even though I am quite disappointed with Windows Mobile 6.5 that doesn't mean that I still don't like Windows Mobile devices and personally find my T-Mobile Touch Pro2 with Spb Mobile Shell 3.5 (see my review) to be one of the best devices I have in my collection. I was excited to read the HTC press release announcing the HTC HD2 that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 with their HTC Sense UI (something I LOVE on the Sprint HTC Hero) on a huge 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display.

Specifications of the HTC HD2, previously known as the rumored HTC Leo, are as follows:

  • 4.3 inch 480x800 pixels resolution capacitive display with multi-touch support
  • 1GHz Snapdragon mobile processor
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 448 MB RAM
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • 5 megapixel camera with dual LED
  • Proximity sensor and accelerometer
  • GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Standard 3.5mm headset jack

I understand that the device also has a car kit that integrates into the back of the device so you can truly use it as a GPS navigation unit in your car. The specifications are very impressive, but I imaging this high end functionality will come at a high price. Hopefully, we see it on a US carrier as a subsidized device in 2010.

The HTC HD2 will be available later in October in Europe with other regions seeing it over the coming months.

Topics: Mobile OS, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Operating Systems, Processors, Software, Wi-Fi, Windows

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  • ...large capacitive display...really...

    A large (4.3) capacitive display....
    OK, we started out with razors that had two blades...now three...now four....five?????
    Commmm on man...... 4.3 inches.....
    Pretty soon, holding up an 8 inch netbook next to our ear is going to be all the rage in the mobile phone arena...LOL.... 4.3 inches.....
    iceman357
    • bluetooth, Sir. (nt)

      no text here!!
      ericesque
    • horses for courses

      it's horses for courses, personally for me i cant wait for a 5 inch screen.

      i'll use a bluetooth headset and be holding this up to my ear BUT when i want a large screen for emails/browsing etc i have it.

      for me the issue is always speed and 1ghz should do the trick.

      although i'm about to buy the TP2 on AT&T if the HD2 comes out with a version that has a manual keyboard then i'll be there.
      deancollins
    • yea! Just cause you don't want it doesn't mean nobody does (nt)

      .
      shadfurman
    • Lol

      as long as no one sees you holding six inches near your ear
      I Hate Malware
  • RE: HTC announces HD2 with large capacitive display and 1GHz processor

    this is an awesome product from HTC, strong processing power, plus a long battery time, its a good deal, while searching for HTC Windows phones a came across this wonderful link about it, a must see for HTC enthusiasts
    http://www.justcompareit.com/s~q-htc~b-11580100~c-Cell-Phones.aspx?ag=3
    JasonSmith182
  • What the heck is the Proximity Sensor?

    I may be a bit rusty with the latest technology... what is the Proximity Sensor? Has anything to do with the Continuum Transfunctioner?
    Roque Mocan
    • Similar to iPhone for calling

      The proximity sensor allows HTC to have the display turned off when you hold the phone up to your head during a call. This is present on their Touch Pro2 models and some other devices and keeps you from pressing buttons with your face.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
    • Or Flux Capacitor?

      NT
      I Hate Malware
    • It's just marketese

      They probably use the same capacitive sensors for the touch interface to
      sense when a large surface area (read: your face) is coming close to the
      device. Multi-purpose FTW!
      PacoBell
  • Battery

    Does the 1230 mAh battery seem a little on the small side
    for such a device?
    TallFace
  • The missing link Nokia wants to find?

    It this the final meeting of smart phones and booklets?
    The Management consultant
  • I want this runnig android! grrr... (nt)

    .
    shadfurman
    • RE: I want this running android! - likewise

      (this space intentionally left blank)
      FL Guy
  • Needs more buttons.

    Seriously. I've used the "touch" line of HTC devices for close to an year now and the lack of buttons is a serious shortcoming, especially if you're a keyboard person or a gamer. I mean, what's the point of having a 1GHz CPU and being able to play PSOne games at full speed and res, but not being able to actually play the game, for a reason as silly as lack of buttons?

    After my Diamond got stolen (Good riddance!) I "upgraded" to a Hermes, and despite the lower hardware specs, I find it a much better experience, thanks to the abundance of keys and not to mention a full-fledged QWERTY keyboard. Sure, so I can't play my PSOne games anymore, but atleast I'm able to play SNES/GB/GBA games and I'm actually enjoying them.
    [deXter]
  • RE: HTC announces HD2 with large capacitive display and 1GHz processor


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