Sizzling hot HTC HD2 to heat up T-Mobile?

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Sizzling hot HTC HD2 to heat up T-Mobile?
According to Tmo News, this has nothing to do with Project Dark/Black, but T-Mobile just might have scored a major coup. A photo of an advertisement for the nation's fourth largest carrier shows a picture of the HTC HD2 while the copy on the ad is all about the features and some of the specs of the handset. We have seen how quick and smooth the 1GHz Snapdragon processor works on this device, and the 4.3 inch touchscreen showed it's value during web browsing, playing videos and games, and while looking at pictures. Depending on how this is priced, the HTC HD2 could be a game changer by itself. Peter Chou, HTC's CEO, tossed out a line recently about a first quarter U.S. launch for this device, although you would think that it would behoove T-Mobile to try to squeeze this out in time for the holiday shopping season.

HTC HD2 Specifications

source: TmoNews



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32 Comments

1. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

oh god I'm so excited.. But I'm in Canada.. LOL still excited tho.

8. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No Kidding! ...AT&T... I am sorry, but if thing doesn't come your way, peace!

30. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Agreed. that stupid iPhone is hamstringing us for all the rest of the great phones out there. C'mon AT&T get with the program! You finally got the Touch Diamond, so maybe the honeymoon's over? I hope so 'cause I really want an Android device, (Dragon maybe?) and this HD2 would be sweet! either or both ( like I got money groing on trees, I guess I could always sell this liver, I don't think I need it right? Ain't it sorta like an appendix?)

31. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

I meant Touch Diamond 2

2. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

The so-called "HD"... 65,536 colors? Give me a break.

7. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You clearly haven't seen reviews of this thing then, or pics of it lined up to other phones for comparisson.

26. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Totally agree with HOVA. If you watched one Youtube video about this phone you would understand why it is called HD. Besides, the hardware on this device is nearly identical to an old xp computer i have wasting away in my garage. This F's up any phone out there, and will for a long time coming. Lucky T-Mo users. Besides the reason it has 65k color is because of the limitations of the current WM OS build. WinMo 2003-6.5 all run on an 8-bit platform that limits the color contrast. With a winmo 7 Upgrade (which this phone should be capable of) that will hopefully change to something better, hopefully 16-bit to get the 16 million color ability...but only time will tell. Besides... even on a screen as large as 4.3, the naked eye won't be able to distringuish much of a difference from 65k and 10 million colors anyways... I am excited for this phone to set a new standard in Smartphone devices.

3. als69

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

How does a company with such crappy coverage manage to aquire these killer phones???

4. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

exactly. i dont get why verizon is not in the game.

5. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I dunno, but I don't see anything about 'exclusivity' so maybe this will roll through the US like how the TP2 did...

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Only reasons it's not headed to VZW first is because it's a GSM phone. Most high-end phones will always go to T-Mo or ATT because most of them come from Europe, hence GSM.

16. volvo

Posts: 38; Member since: May 26, 2009

umm, actually, T-Mobile has better coverage and reception than Sprint PCS, and at&t. and usually i have more bars and signal than my vzw friends. like in school, my friend wit her env3 had just 1X (no bars) and i had full service wit my moto zine.

19. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Well spoken Volvo! I've always had the Best Consistent service and Fastest 3G out of all my friends who have other carriers and actually a few of them already or are going to move over to T-Mobile. Especially with this announcement.

27. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

T-Mo gets these phones first becuase their GSM frequencies are, for the most part, identical with European providers. AT&T's is different... so it is inredibly easy to port a EU phone to T-Mo becuase all they have to do is put a US charger in the box, and BAM, same phone, larger market opportunity. I can't wait for LTE to dominate the Global market and rid us of all the stupid frequencies and finally obtain a global standard.

6. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

im more then lost and upset. why is tmo getting the attention? this isnt a teenagers nor an adolescent minded individuals phone. also this is a device that demands a superior data network. tmos target is for teens. and tmo has sad data service. please sprint. i need this phone. let tmo worry about pushing out more sidekicks

13. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Its because there is a Tmo UK and other Tmo's through out Europe, even though they us a different band than Tmo US, Tmo US will still get the hook-up...

21. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Actually Prep, your Comment is the one that's sad. And completely Ignorant and False also I might ad, GET OVER IT HATER.

23. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You sound a bit desparate Prep... This is a great thing that the HD2 is possibly going to T-Mobile. I think they have done a GREAT Job as far as their line-up lately. They are improving their network like a bunch of madmen. And, I hope there is a shift between the Big 4... changing up the game brings about a LOT of innovation and different price plan offerings (Competition). Why do you think that AT&T and Verizon have had the same rate plans for years? They don't feel like there is any other competition on their level (whether they are right or wrong). Well, if T-Mobile blows up, bumps Sprint, becomes 3rd and threatens AT&T, then there will be price changes and different offers and incentives(Again, Competition). This is GREAT news, along with the fact that T-Mobile is supposedly going to make a game-changing move.

25. unlimited357

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 14, 2009

Hey guys did u know that T-Mobile is rumored to buy Sprint? I just figured that out like two days ago. So then T-Mobile will probably (in time) destroy AT&T and Verizon.

28. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL unlimited... that has been a rumor for like 3 years. Duetsche Telcomm (SP) has made that statement before and that rumar pops up every 25 days. It wouldn't happen anyways... as it stands the majority of T-Mo US is owned by their parent company which is not US based. For a US based service provider to function legally it needs to have a majority of it's shares own by a US based firm and T-Mo has been under the FCC's "ever watchful" eye for this reason... I don't follow T-Mo news becuase I don't care.. so this could have changed recently... but i know that when VZW was acquiring Alltel, T-Mo was warned by the FCC to readjust ownership to be able to keep their services in the US.. so if anyone has any more info about this please elaborate.

9. MrTmo

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2009

Excuse me? Your precious Sprint is losing millions of customers a year and will soon trail behind T-Mobile. They might have been late on 3G but Tmobile's data network is growing, everyday 3G is popping up in more cities and by the end of the year over 200 million people will be covered under Tmobile's 3G. After that they will begin their HSPA upgrades and boost their 3G. I'm not sure what they have up their sleeves but I work for Tmobile and Project Black is a game changer alright. You haven't seen nothing yet.

15. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

ummm not lately.. and tmobile is bleeding ALOT more ten sprint now.. and their 3g kills tmbiles and now their 4g is popping up whch is faster then 3g.

22. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

ajac you shouldn't comment on things you know nothing about. Man the lies online are getting worse and worse everyday I swear. Thanks to people like ajac. Congrats!

32. timbo359

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 19, 2009

Dont worry ajac these fools dont know anything!!!!! HERE ARE SOME FACTS!!!First of all, nationwide, sprint has 12X the data coverage that tmobile does. Tmobile is trying to catch up with 3g coverage when we are already offering 4g which is 10X faster. WOW!!! 200 milll customer with 3 g by the end of the year, that is just 200 million customer who did have 3 g ealier in the year again, t-mob is trying to catch up. How many t-mob customers have have 4g? NONE! CORRET AGAIN AJAC! Also, sprint has improved its customer service over the past 18 months an has recently passed ATT in customer satisfaction(JD POWER). As far as churn is concerned, we have also improved that substantially in the past 18 months. Not to mention the 10 million plus customers we added to boost(sprint pre paid) this year. Tmobile never advertises their network becasue it is the WORST in the nation. Sorry t-mob with the work sprint has put in thses past 2 yrs you might want to stay comfortable in 4th place. You could argue that t-mob has better rate plans, that may be true, but here is a challenge give me a t-mob plan that compares to the plan I am on with sprint? For 69.99$ a month I get: 450 anytime min, N&W star @ 7, but that dosent even matter beasuse I have ANYTIME ANY MOBILE so ill call GALEN's mom on her cell(orany other cell) and it wont take from my mins unlmited text, pic mail, video mail unlimited data usage to include: sprint TV & sprint radio(100+ channels) UNLIMITED (award winning) GPS no extra charge NFL MOBILE LIVE!!!!(if you are an NFL fan and havent used it then you are missing out, as I was typin this i got a text meassage update about goings on with my team) also i can watch thursday NFL games on my phone, nice for people without the NFL network.

10. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

PHONES REMIND ME SO MUCH ABOUT THE MJ'S..AS SOON AS THE NEW ONES COME OUT IN BLACK, IN 2 WEEKS THE RED ONE'S WOULD COME OUT AND THE NEXT MONTH THE BLUE ONES.

11. omarc_2008

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 26, 2009

Well i have verizon and sure i would love this phone to come to verizon. My mom has at&t and my sister has t-mobile. And i dont know why people are always complaining about t-mobiles coverage ? HonestlyI think it works waay better than AT&T . Cause we have gone from California to north Carolina by car .. It took a couple of days and my sister with t-mobile had service all da way .. My mom with AT&T on the other hand rarely had service .. She was very pissed off cause her blackberry bold would always say searching while me with verizon an my sister with t-mobile had full service.. So yea ..anyways. Like artz 1986 said it doesn't say anywere that it's an exclusivity for t-mobile.. Yea at first it mite come out for t-mobile but hopefully it comes out for verizon n sprint. Cause if it comes out for verizon I'm totally gunna get it

17. volvo

Posts: 38; Member since: May 26, 2009

exactly. verizon is the best cause its got more coverage and good call quality and more subscribers so ur more likely to use less minutes due to free m2m. but its kinda pricey. t-mobile is great. they have good service and good call quality as well --depending on the phone you're using. Att sux. and sprint kinda sux too. i always have more coverage than my att friends. i have tmo btw.

18. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

...and this is when you're not in your house, right?

24. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

@ Volvo: Just to throw it out there, Sprint now offers Mobile to Mobile on any Carrier... So, you are less likely to use your minute while you are with Sprint on that plan... Just Sayin' :)

14. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Rumor is sprint is getting this by Christmas as the Adonis.

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