HTC HD2 is officially coming to the U.S. in early 2010 through a major carrier

HTC HD2 is officially coming to the U.S. in early 2010 through a major carrier
HTC has just officially announced that its super heavyweight Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, the HTC HD2, will see the light of day in the United States sometime in early 2010. Unfortunately, at this point it isn’t known which carrier will be offering it or at what price; it is only said that the HD2 will be carried by a “major US carrier”. We’ve seen proof, going it might be T-Mobile that will get the rights to sell the Snapdragon-powered handset, although nothing is official yet.

Are you eagerly anticipating the first Windows Mobile phone with a capacitive touch-sensitive display and social-centric Sense interface? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to check the link below for the full specifications of the HTC HD2!

HTC HD2 Specifications

source: HTC


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24 Comments

1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

If anything it should not go to T-Mobile. The carrier has been having a lot of problems lately. First the sidekick issue and then the voice/data problems last night.

10. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Damn I want this phone... I don't give a crap, I'll just jump ship...unless it is to T-Mobile... If it is to go to T-Mobile, Unlocking it and Staying with AT&T.

24. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

SPEAKING TO A REP AT A TMO STORE LAST NIGHT I MADE A SIDE QUESTION OF THIS PHONE COMING TO TMO HE SAID ITS A POSSIBILITY BUT DANCED AROUND THE SUBJECT OF THE HD2, BUT HE DID HARP ON THE FACT THAT HIS STORES HTC REP GAVE HIM SOME "INSIDE INFORMATION" THAT THE DRAGON WIL DEFINITELY BE COMMING TO TMO SOON...

2. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Still gonna need CZJ to come over and give me a "mobile makeover" before I even consider switching to T-Mobile, even for this awesome piece of hardware.

3. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Yea It would be better If att or VZW got this.

4. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

hd2 has vzw all over it. a phone like that needs the best network

9. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I spoke to an HTC rep at a vender booth yesterday and they are pushing the HD2 for VZW!

12. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I think both AT&T and Verizon should get it. Or HTC should sell it unlocked. That's just me.

16. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's a GSM version, It'll obviously be AT&T or T-Mobile out the gate and maybe a CDMA carrier down the road.... maybe shortly, maybe longer.

5. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

All right, AT&T.... It's time you get off iPhone's proverbial junk and offer us some REAL powerhouses...

11. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Amen! It's been too long.

6. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

...And would it kill you to get on the Android bandwagon, already?!?!?

7. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

So last night I was reading this big thread in the att forums about att not having an android offering. After reading through everyone's thoughts on the matter, I began to see exactly why att might be dragging their feet w/ Android- in their eyes there simply isn't a big demand for the platform as appose to BB OS, Winmo and iPhone OS. No matter how you look at it, the carrier has no Android and they're still pulling in customers, even if most of them were iPhone customers, and at the end of the day, they're a service provider, rather than just a wireless carrier; they're the only carrier to offer home internet, TV, land line, and wireless devices all under their name. The company could lose those hundred thousand or so customers, who truly want an Android devices because of Android and not the device itself, and still make money. att is getting Android, just not now... But I'm kinda hoping they get their paws on this, I don't feel like waiting for an unlocked US 3g version..

8. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

"they're the only carrier to offer home internet, TV, land line, and wireless devices all under their name" are you kidding me? ever hear of Verizon?

13. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

artz, I would have to disagree. We are a bunch of phone nerds on here. I am not sure the average person out there is just going to hop online and search phone OSs. If AT&T were to get Android (and my RAE has confirmed we are getting a device this year before Christmas), then I think a lot of people would get it. The reason I think so is because it is new and it is Google. Is google not reputable?? I think Android would do very well on this carrier, as well as any carrier, but only time will tell.

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

That did slip my mind seeing how I live in the south east and we mostly get at&t commercials for home services, at&t and comcast...

15. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I'm not saying ppl wouldn't rush to get an Android phone, but business wise, it wouldn't make that big of an impact to at&t if they were to hold out longer, because, judging by the reports, they're doing good, so why rush? But I am glad to hear that they're getting one soon. Though, seeing what htc has done w/ the HD2 flavored w/ Sense, Winmo or Android, I really don't care, as long as I can get something deeply customizable. I'm more of a gadget/style-head rather than a tech-head, though I understand some of the lingo, I'm not one to try to completely hack my phone to my liking...maybe when I'm making enough to buy a back up device at full retail I'll try and learn, but right now, lol...nope.

18. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

WOW, You are clueless....tshow is right Verizon is the same thing. And android is a platform not a customer base...sure customers are going to explore but your acting like everyone is going Android proprietary, ITS JUST AN OPTION, and while everyone else is expanding, at&t is not, same ol song and dance, at&t is known for iPhone and thats the bed they made, now they need to sleep in it while the world passes them by again and again...sure they dont NEED android but its an option, if your talking about them being an Everything company under the same name you would think they would be as diverse to sell a Android phone or 2. Another note is androide is just now kicking off, if they have no future plans within a year of getting an androide device they should kiss it goodbye...

19. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

That's my point, Android doesn't have a customer base- Wimo and bbOS have been around long enough to build up customer bases, and the iPhone is just straight popular, so why rush to get the latest tech out when it's not neccessary? Android is an 'option' right now, but there will be a Android customer base soon enough. But I was simply stating an observation and understanding based off of what I read in the forums...

20. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Guaranteed AT&T will have an Android device by Christmas. Mark my words.

22. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Beg to differ on that first point buddy. You know how WinMo has XDA-Developers? Well, Android has that but in aa slightly different way. They are completely designing the OS like Linux users do. it's fully open source. The Platform is a developers dream and THAT, my friend, is where the Customer base is. The beauty of the AT&T network is it is 3G AND GSM (working on an all fiber optic 4G network too). I know people here have said that VZW and Sprint Users no longer have trouble getting new devices activated to their accounts, but w/AT&T you just pop in the SIM and go. T-mobile is next up because they have really good offerings but they are just now getting their 3G off the ground. just my humble opinion as to power ranking. And here in the Detroit area I have probably the best coverage if not the same as every other carrier due to the frequency and proximity of the towers (sprint has the least. I know I install the data links betwen the towers and the central offices for all three carriers and silly metroPCS.) I'm an employee, but I'm no fanboy by any means. I think they are gouging us on rate plans. I got 4 lines on a family plan w/700 anytime minutes for $120 after fees and taxes and I throw away 1000 rollover minutes a month that I never use. Why, they won't let me have 4 lines on a cheaper plan. None of us talk much and we mostly talk to each other so we never use the minutes. I had to cancel the internet during the economic crunch because my wife lost her job and it's just way overpriced for a PDA even for me as an employee. (9% discount - what the heck is that?) I know that android fans are out there BECAUSE of it's open source nature. I have personally hated BBos since having owned a Pearl. I like the design of the trackball, but I couldn't customize it at all and I was so used to the touch screen from WinMo. I just couldn't do anything with it I wanted to do. But with Android, I know if it can't do it now, I can go to the forums and ask and somebody will put together an app to do what I need it to do. I'm actually starting some programming classes so I can be that somebody myself. That's the power of Open Sourced Android. and HTC has THE BEST user interface with the Sense UI.

17. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

i will die if it doesnt come to sprint but at&t an t-mos data network bug me. and i refuse to pay for verizons prices i will have to think about jumpin sprint. at the end of the day. this phone is a beast and no provider would have a problem selling them. the hd2 is going to revitalize the winmo OS and pull in a bunch of new people (especially to htc) because, if the snapdragon does what its supposed to then there wont be the major gripe about the lag of the phone and end users will see that winmo is customizable too, and the fact that its an htc takes it over the top because it combines the boxy winmo corporate feel with htc's youthful social friendly UI over lay... the only thing is the capacitive screen (this is a personal opinion) i hope its not like the G1 or heros screen

21. sojizy

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 30, 2008

So everyone who said tmo shouldnt get this is prob on another carrier. The hd2 should be android as that is the way foward now. If T-mo would like this to be their main winmo ohone then so be it. either way it would be a pleasure to use this phone. while im not against any other carrier getting this device, T-mo shouldnt be put down in any way. They have had great service for the past 6 yrs now in the tri-state area. if you are unlucky enough not to hve 3g or tmo service at all then you are free to chose whichever carrier has service in your area. its as simple as that. pple need to relax and stop bashing t-mo bcos they are on vzw or att. chill out a bit and enjoy the phones. switch carriers if the phone is that important to you, if not wait for your carrier to get something good. the main 4 all have good phones and will continue to get good phones.

23. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

AMEN!!!!!

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