UPDATED:Android version of HTC Touch HD2 for T-Mobile U.K.

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UPDATED:Android version of HTC Touch HD2 for T-Mobile U.K.
Just the other day, HTC CEO Peter Chou told Forbes that although a Android version of the HD2 could be made, the company wanted to "take care of Windows Mobile." So imagine our surprise when we caught a glimpse of a landing page that T-Mobile U.K. has put together for the HTC Touch HD2. The copy on the page reads, "Huge 3.8" touchscreen keeps everything at your fingertips, Choose from loads of applications to download from Android Market and 5 megapixel camera for great photos". The page shows that the handset will be launched November 9th. Even more strange is that when you click on a picture of the Windows Mobile version of the HD2 (the device we have been calling Leo) on the T-Mobile site, you are sent to the landing page with the Android version of the HD2. You can check it out yourself. Go to the source link and click on the "coming soon" link under the Windows Mobile version of the HD2 boasting about the 4.3 inch touchscreen.

This could be a simple matter of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. Or, it could be something more. And for those Stateside, we recently reported that an Android version of the Windows Mobile equipped HD2 would be heading to Verizon as the HTC Passion. If this mystery Android Touch HD2 is indeed the HTC Passion, it would mean that the specs on the Android HD2 will be a little different from the Windows Mobile version. Right off the bat, it would appear as though the display would be 3.8 inches on the Passion instead of the 4.3 inches on "Leo". There are plenty of questions that T-Mobile and HTC need to answer and as soon as we find out the answers, we will let you know.

HTC HD2 Specifications
HTC Passion Preliminary Specifications

source: T-Mobile U.K. via KnowYourMobile



*UPDATE*
Apparently, as Engadget puts it, a bumbling marketeer is at fault for the confusion about the Android version of the HD2. There is only the Windows Mobile unit with the 4.3 inch touchscreen and the 1GHz Snapdragon chip. you know, the handset that was formerly known as "Leo". HTC will officially announce the model on November 4th and T-Mobile U.K. will have it up for sale on the 11th. Glad we could clear that up for you.

source: EngadgetMobile

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9 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Holy Hell!!! Beautiful!!!

2. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

Engadget is saying that they were told someone put this up wrong. if you look at the pic it shows a windows start icon...

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Crap... Why didn't I even notice that?? It has windows on the front screen... sucks!!

5. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

its BS news phonearena is known for that

4. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

They probably made a mistake or something.. that's HTC HD.. wth??

6. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

thanks for "clearing this up" for us phonearena. maybe if you would have had your facts straight in the first place you wouldn't have had to worry about backtracking in your story. damn amateurs

7. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

This statement is INCORRECT. I visited the t-mobile website and the HTC HD2 is windows mobile. For proof, visithttp://www.t-mobile.co.uk/ or more specificallyhttp://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/phones/windows-mobile-phones/

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I hate TMobile, but Ive seen the Imagio for VZW and all its glory, and I can honestly say if you put Android on a phone like the Touch HD it will be an unstoppable force. UN-STOPABLE!

9. sabry unregistered

I,m looking for android 2.2 for hd2 t mobile

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