HTC HD2 is the first WM phone with HTC Sense interface

HTC HD2 is the first WM phone with HTC Sense interface
HTC HD2 (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.

source: HTC



1. bana17a

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

worthy enough to rid my iphone for this.

8. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No, honestly. I was sitting here, thinking to myself, "Screw my iPhone (Which I love), I'm getting this thing!"

13. vmatikov

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 28, 2009


14. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Ultimate PDA device = Multitasking iPhone = listening to music and opening one application, not multitasking at all. App store is a HUGE plus but this phone comes with a capacitive touch screen which is just as responsive as the iPhone's capacitive touch screen, not to mention this thing runs MW 6.5 just as well as the iPhone runs the iPhone OS.

2. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I want this phone, hello Verizon I'm talking to you wake up and get the best Winmo phone out!

3. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

if this HD2 comes out as HD2 Pro later (meaning with the physical qwerty keyboard), then i will regret that i just got touch pro 2...

7. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

this thing would be so big if it had a physical so glad it doesn't. this phone might be the best phone that has ever been seen in the world. the Omnia 2 is a close second.

4. filteroff

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 18, 2009

Well I dont see how this phone is going to be for Verizon since its a GSM phone.

5. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

"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." Which when translated means "other versions forthcoming..."

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Manila, aka Touch Flo is the Sense for WM. It always was. Sense is the overall theme for this overlay of the mobile OS.

9. Pinguino1

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 17, 2008

Helooo! HD2....bye bye iPhone

10. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

the iphone kills some other touch phones. but this just slaughters the iphone. it doesn't even compare.

11. MarkinSea

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

The iPhone is becoming old news. Each year "upgrades" are really non-grades. MMS? Really? A Compass? I love my iPhones touch, typing, and ease of use. I hate it's call dropping (and I dont really blame att as blackberry users on ATT dont seem to have the same problems), I hate that I've had to bring it in over and over to replace it because of bugs. Pixels out, battery dying in 20 minutes, etc. That being said, I still have the iPhone. Because nothing else really has been comparable until recent. The Sprint Instinct, as simple as it is, actually works well! And somewhat feeds my need for email, maps, and good opera based web browsing. I dont need iPhone 99.00 navigation apps that crash all the time, so thats not an issue. This phone though, truly is a game changer I think. I just recently, as in two days ago bought an Imagio, so far, I'm liking it a lot!! I'm thinking this "leo" HD2 might be just amazing! So Verizon, TMo? Grab it! And lets go! The new Windows Phone interface is real clean, and super nice. Their app store is small, but their bringing over most the essential iPhone apps quickly so I'm not worried.

12. imad_003

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I'm really confused. Should I buy the LG BL40 or HTC HD2. Both of there specs are almost same but maybe I'll go wit the BL40 because it luks much better.

15. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

You would be happier with this phone but it will take awhile before it is completely out on U.S. markets. But you'll be happier, heck I'm even considering the fact of getting this phone as soon as it's available despite any carrier it comes out for...

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