(initially known as the Leo) has been making headlines in our news section on a daily basis and keeps gripping the attention of many. The smartphone has been officially announced now, but after all the rumours and leaked information we have seen about the Windows Mobile 6.5
handset, is there anything that we didn´t know about it?
In a nutshell, „Yes”. HTC managed to surprise us with the interface, called HTC Sense
, meaning the phone won´t be running TouchFLO 3D as expected. Still, it looks quite similar to TF3D and definitely different from the Sense interface found on Android devices. This makes us think the manufacturer has standardized the names of their proprietary interface versions, irrelevant of the platform they run on, rather than come up with a brand new software concept that nobody has heard of. HTC Sense allows personalization of your Windows Mobile device and hides the face of version 6.5 of the operating system. Similarly to its Android-based sibling, the interface delivers Facebook integration and comes with a Twitter client called HTC Peep.
We now have information about the precise specifications of the cell phone. The HTC HD2 will feature a huge 4.3-inch capacitive screen with WVGA resolution and multitouch support, 5-megapixel camera with double LED flash and autofocus that will allow you to take snapshots and have them automatically geo-tagged thanks to the built-in GPS. Moreover, the device is equipped with a snappy Qualcomm MSM 8250 processor running at 1GHz and the ample amount of memory corresponds to the high-end profile of the HTC HD2 - 512MB ROM and 448MB RAM. The standard 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microSDHC slot are all on board. The monster will be powered by a battery with capacity of 1,230mAh that should be able to provide up to 5.5 hours of continuous talk time and keep the device operational for 16 days in standby. Finally, the manufacturer promises to throw a car stand into the deal that will help you turn the HTC HD2 into a fully functional navigational system.
It seems the 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps) version of the HTC HD2 intended for Europe and Asia will be the first to become commercially available. Still, you will be able to use the handset anywhere, since it´s a quad-band GSM. HTC will starts selling the HD2 in Europe later this month, but it´s price-tag is still unknown.