HTC takes the wraps off of the HD2

By on October 6, 2009 at 5:05 PM.

HTC takes the wraps off of the HD2

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Today was a pretty big day for HTC. Not only did it have a bunch of new handsets go live on scores of carriers across the globe, but it also announced the HD2. Known best by its codename Leo, the HD2 is the crown jewel of HTC’s Windows Mobile 6.5 offerings if not the envy of every other WinMo handset maker with a spec sheet that reads as follows: 4.3″ WVGA capacitive display, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, G-sensor, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB ROM / 448MB RAM, 7.2Mbps UMTS/HSPA and HTC’s Sense UI overlay. As it stands, there is no official announcement on the HD2’s USA-bound status, but Slashgear was told by HTC CEO Peter Chou that the HD2 should arrive in the New World sometime in Q1 2010. We hope nothing gets in the way of this because we certainly don’t want to be let down twice.

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HTC Touch HD 2 to run Android, bump up CPU speed, more

By on September 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM.

HTC Touch HD 2 to run Android, bump up CPU speed, more

In a world overflowing with full touchscreen handsets, HTC’s design and build quality is among the best. Recent handsets supporting that statement include the myTouch 3G, the Hero, the Hero and of course the Touch HD seen above. HTC fans may have new cause for celebration today as a rumor suggests the sequel to the the device that started the “HD” naming trend among handsets may be on the horizon. Register Hardware reports that conversations with HTC have drummed up some info on the upcoming Touch HD 2 (or more likely touch “HD2″ to maintain the Pro, Pro2 format). The blog reports that HTC’s upcoming HD sequel will run Android as opposed to Windows Mobile as found in its predecessor; a move we wouldn’t mind at all. Other rumored tidbits include a faster 628 MHz processor, up from 528 MHz in the original HD, and a 3.8-inch touchscreen display just like the HD. The presence of Android could lead to a capacitive screen however, though that’s just speculation on our part. Hopefully we’ll get official word from HTC soon, or at least a good old fashioned leak with some evidence to support it. Who knows, maybe we’ll even get some HD love in the US this time around.

[Via Unwired View]

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HTC Touch HD easter egg: AT&T-compatible 3G bands

By on December 19, 2008 at 12:36 PM.

HTC Touch HD easter egg: AT&T-compatible 3G bands

Apparently HTC got a bit caught up in the spirit of the holiday season because a sweet little easter egg has just been uncovered that is sure to excite all you US HTC fans out there. That easter egg — 850 / 1900 MHz UMTS bands! It seems HTC has been holding out on us and hiding away a North American version of it’s sexy Touch sequel. So why didn’t HTC make it known that the Touch HD packed AT&T-compatible 3G? It was a surprise for the holidays obviously! Umm, no. The company probably just didn’t want to piss people off since it has already made it known that the Touch HD will not be coming to the US. Now before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s entirely possible that the manual refers to a build of the handset that was canned prior to production. While there have been reports of people getting 3G reception with the Touch HD here in the US, it’s entirely possible that they were using the Telstra version which packs 850 / 2100 MHz UMTS. Either way, if it works it works. We still expect HTC to stand by its announcement, meaning we aren’t ever going to see a carrier-subsidized version of the phone – you may however, be able to snag an import with full-on 3G at some point.

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HTC Touch HD Pro in the works?

By on October 21, 2008 at 5:02 AM.

HTC Touch HD Pro in the works?

If the HTC Touch HD met the Touch Pro and the sweet touch screen was accompanied by that sweet keyboard, you’d have one hell of a device. Don’t hold your breath, though, because it’s just a rumor right now. We already know that the Touch HD, with a wicked 3.8″ WVGA 800 x 480 touch screen isn’t officially coming to the U.S. We’re also going to be missing out on that 5MP autofocus camera and 3G goodness from the device whose screen blows the iPhone’s screen out of the water. It’s probably not too far-fetched, or maybe HTC will come up with something similar, but for now combining the two would make one thick, hefty device. What do you guys prefer – the touch screen on the HD or having the convenience of the keyboard like the Touch Pro? Can’t we have the best of both worlds?

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Confirmed: No HTC Touch HD love for the US

By on October 7, 2008 at 3:08 PM.

Confirmed: No HTC Touch HD love for the US

It looks like US all of the commotion caused by the Android-powered HTC G1 made HTC completely forget about releasing the company’s sexy Touch HD here in the US. According to an HTC employee who has probably been convinced by a PR firm to “get more involved with the social web”, HTC’s much sought after Touch HD will not be making an official appearance in the US. Via Twitter, HTC has stated that it is too late to begin the process of landing approval to sell the Touch HD in the US and therefore it will simply skip it. Apparently HTC is already working on some other handsets, hopefully rocking Android, that it will grace the US market with and so by the time the Touch HD is ready to go it will be old news. Those of us who were looking forward to that beautiful 480 x 800 pixel WVGA display will either have to buy an import sans-compatible 3G or just do our best to put this beauty out of mind and wait to see what HTC has in store for us moving forward. All we know is it damn well better not be the Opal.

[Via Pocket PC Thoughts]

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O2 Germany to get the HTC Touch HD

By on September 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM.

O2 Germany to get the HTC Touch HD

Theunwired.net posted some beautiful photos of the Touch HD on their website Sunday. Some more eye candy for those of us who just cant get enough of this sleek and sexy phone. They casually mentioned in their post that the HTC Touch HD used in the photo shoot was a marketing sample provided by O2 Germany which will exclusively launch the Touch HD in Germany. Wow, that is some news you just dropped in our laps there fellas. O2 Germany is now the first carrier mentioned for the HTC Touch HD and yes, O2 Germany customers you can now jump for joy. Hit the jump for tons of photos of the Touch HD and side-by-sides with the Touch Diamond and the Touch Pro.

[Via wmpoweruser]

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The HTC Touch HD has arrived

By on September 15, 2008 at 2:48 PM.

The HTC Touch HD has arrived

The HTC Touch appeared on HTC’s website on Monday in glorious fashion and then was abruptly pulled. Don’t despair if you missed its brief appearance as this sleek and sexy phone will make its official debut on September 16th. Boo-Ya! No more waiting as we got the dirt on it. Hit the jump for all the specs, and everything you want to know!

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More HTC Touch HD Info; So Close…

By on September 11, 2008 at 12:21 PM.

More HTC Touch HD Info; So Close…

…and yet so far. So yesterday we told you about the HTC Touch HD and we don’t have to stress how smooth this thing looks. It’s a gem, no question. As far as the specs go, here’s what we knew yesterday:

  • 480 x 800 pixel WVGA touchscreen display
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • TouchFLO 3D UI band-aid
  • 3G
  • Qualcomm 7201A processor @ 528MHz
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM (+32MB on processor)

And here is what we know today:

  • 115mm x 62.8mm x 12mm
  • Should be on shelves in time for the holidays (!)
  • Integrated GPS
  • 5 Megapixel camera (!), no flash (not !)
  • No D-pad or scroll wheel, does have a stylus
  • microSD slot
  • 1350 mAh battery
  • 3.5mm headset jack on the top!

Barring a few hiccups, things just keep getting better with regards to the Touch HD. Mind you, if it maintains the “HD” in its name we can perhaps expect some special multimedia features, maybe even some that will be unique to the Touch HD. Nothing is perfect though, and we’re still not entirely happy with HTC. Considering how open Android is, why couldn’t HTC slap some TouchFLO 3D love on Google’s OS and make the Touch HD as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside? We’re not saying that Windows Mobile is ugly, mind you. We’re just saying that Android, umm, isn’t.

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Say Hello to the HTC Touch HD

By on September 10, 2008 at 10:37 AM.

Say Hello to the HTC Touch HD

After yesterday’s somewhat disappointing HTC Opal news it looks like HTC fans can do a complete 180 and get pumped. This thing might look like a BlackBerry Thunder but thanks to TouchFLO 3D we can be pretty sure the Touch HD will offer a much better touch interface. Very little is known about this sexy little devil at this point but here’s what we can tell you:

  • 480 x 800 pixel WVGA touchscreen display (!)
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • TouchFLO 3D UI band-aid
  • 3G (you better hit that tri-band radio, HTC!)
  • Qualcomm 7201A processor @ 528MHz
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM (+32MB on processor)

All that plus a heaping dose of badass has us pretty excited. In fact, we’ve almost completely forgotten about the Opal. Our hope is that someone at HTC wised up, canned the Opal and this is what they coughed up instead.

[Thanks M]

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