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HTC HD2 is the first WM phone with HTC Sense interface

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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.

The HTC HD2 introduces a new, HTC Sense UI for Windows Mobile
The HTC HD2 introduces a new, HTC Sense UI for Windows Mobile
The HTC HD2 introduces a new, HTC Sense UI for Windows Mobile

The HTC HD2 introduces a new, HTC Sense UI for Windows Mobile

HTC HD2 is the first WM phone with HTC Sense interface
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

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. bana17a (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)

worthy enough to rid my iphone for this.

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 14:24

8. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 11 Oct 2009, 15:39

13. vmatikov (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


posted on 11 Oct 2009, 23:58

14. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2009, 12:54

2. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

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

posted on 06 Oct 2009, 14:20

3. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 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...

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 07:58

7. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)

this thing would be so big if it had a physical keyboard...im 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2009, 15:22

4. filteroff (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Feb 2009)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2009, 01:17

5. cansler (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Oct 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..."

posted on 07 Oct 2009, 09:05

6. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 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.

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 22:51

9. Pinguino1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Aug 2008)

Helooo! HD2....bye bye iPhone

posted on 10 Oct 2009, 10:42

10. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)

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

posted on 10 Oct 2009, 16:01

11. MarkinSea (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Oct 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.

posted on 11 Oct 2009, 05:36

12. imad_003 (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Aug 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.

posted on 12 Oct 2009, 00:01

15. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 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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