HTC announced HD2 with Windows Mobile 6.5 and 4.3 inch display

6 October 2009 by
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HTC today announced the HTC HD2. A Windows Mobile 6.5 phone with the new HTC Sense user interface and a large 4.3 inch touch display

Today Microsoft launched the first upgrade to it's nearly two year old operating system for mobile phones. Windows Mobile 6.5 are from today being shipped with several new devices. The new HD2 announced by HTC today are one of those.

HTC HD2 has one of the largest display found on mobile phones sold today. The 480 x 800 WVGA resolution is commonly found on 3.2+ inch displays but here we have this resolution on a 4.3 inch screen. It will be interesting to see if the larger display will add value to the phone except for better readability. The larger screen pumps up the size of the device itself. With dimentions 120.5 x 67 x 11mm this relatively large hardware will not suit everyone. On the other hand. That is what I thought when the proven popular iPhone came out as well.

HTC Sense is HTC's way of customize their devices by adding a custom user interface on top of the operating system. HTC Sense user interface was first introduces earlier this year with the Android powered HTC Hero.

HTC HD2 car holderAttaching the HTC HD2 to the optional car kit will transform the HD2 to a GPS navigation device and charge it at the same time. For a comparison; most popular GPS navigation systems have display sizes below 4 inches and resultions below 500 x 300 pixels.

HTC HD2 Specifications

  • Networks
    • Europe - HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, GSM: 850/950/1800/1900 MHz
    • Asia Pacific - HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, GSM: 850/950/1800/1900 MHz
    • GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, 3G 7.2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload speed
  • Size: 120.5 x 67 x 11 mm
  • Display: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches
  • Weight 157 gram
  • Talktime: 380 minutes
  • Standby time: 490 hours
  • Bluetooth 2.1. Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP
  • GPS
  • 5 megapixels camera, autofocus, dual LED flash
  • Memory: RAM 448 MB, ROM 512 MB, microSD card
  • Browser: Opera Mobile
  • G-Sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • Social Networking apps: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube





On 5 Nov 22:37 Morten wrote
This is my next phone, Im so sick of Windows mobi... wait. I would rather have this phone inserted into my ass then to own it. There is no way Im buying WM again.
On 24 Oct 12:48 Willo wrote
Could be my next 'phone - I'm sick of my temperamental Xperia.
On 21 Oct 05:06 dZ wrote
this will be my next phone. a much clearer choice and a much better investment compared to sony ericsson k850i.
On 7 Oct 20:53 GammaSharma wrote
This one looks great. Pretty thin like the Apple thingie. The displays also look chunky and huge. Great for multimedia. Virtual QWERTY will be bigger too. Unisex. Most of all, love the Apple Mac look alike display stand. Love the 7.2Mbps download speed. A great phone in the making.

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