All I have to say after reading this latest post at TmoNews is WOW! They apparently have a photo of T-Mobile's pricing for current and upcoming devices that includes the T-Mobile HD2 at just $199.99 with a new contract/subsidized price. I am on a family plan with no upgrade credit so the full, unsubsidized price applies and that is shown as $449.99. I have used the European HD2 quite a bit and $200 for this phone is killer and a bit unbelievable to me. We'll see if this pricing is real or not since the phone should be coming out in the next month or two.
I generally buy most of my phones unsubsidized and at $450 for the HD2 I may just have to pick one up. This is $80 less than I paid for the Google Nexus One and competes very well on specs with a larger display. I now know the HD2 won't be officially upgradeable to Windows Phone 7 Series and was personally holding out a sliver of hope that HTC and Microsoft would surprise us with this upgrade.
A review T-Mobile HD2 should be coming to me shortly so I may get some hands-on time before the retail release and that will definitely help me make an informed decision since I really need to see what applications and services are included since it looks like T-Mobile may have considerably helped the content issue with Windows Mobile devices. At this low price with T-Mobile's all 7.2 Mbps data network and media content partnerships do you think we will see people switching to T-Mobile for the HD2?