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HTC HD2 coming to major US carrier in early 2010

I know the latest smartphone market share data shows both Windows Mobile and HTC down over the last year, but there is one HTC Windows Mobile device that has me quite excited and if it comes to the US with support for T-Mobile then I will buy it. HTC today officially announced the HD2 for Europe and Taiwan with a US major carrier release (unnamed) to occur in early 2010.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer on

I know the latest smartphone market share data shows both Windows Mobile and HTC down over the last year, but there is one HTC Windows Mobile device that has me quite excited and if it comes to the US with support for T-Mobile then I will buy it. HTC today officially announced the HD2 for Europe and Taiwan with a US major carrier release (unnamed) to occur in early 2010. Rumors have this going to T-Mobile USA, which would be great for them to have another touchscreen device as an alternative to the iPhone (they have the myTouch 3G now).

The HTC HD2 has a large 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen and brings the Sense UI to the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. It is powered by a speedy 1GHz Snapdragon processor and the device is beautiful. I have seen it a couple of times in person and think it will be a popular device for HTC when it is released. It is shipping in Europe and will be available in mid-November for Taiwan with further Asia availability over the next month.

AT&T and T-Mobile both have the HTC Touch Pro2, but AT&T also has the AT&T Pure Windows Mobile 6.5 touchscreen device so do they really need another? AT&T also has the iPhone 3GS and this device has a look and feel similar to that device so AT&T may not want to have HTC and Apple compete directly for the same customer. AT&T is also good at ruining smartphones with all of their crapware while T-Mobile is very good about minimizing these intrusions so HTC would be able to release a better experience with T-Mobile. OK, did I justify it enough HTC? Let's please bring the HTC HD2 to T-Mobile.

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