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HTC Unveils the HTC HD2 with 1GHz Processor and a 4.3-inch Display, Wow!
      10/06/09 10:21 AM

HTC today unveiled the HTC HD2, the first Windows phone (running Windows Mobile 6.5) with HTC Sense. With its industry leading, high-resolution, 4.3-inch capacitive touch display, the ultra thin HTC HD2 delivers more visible content in a sharper, brighter and richer way.



The HD2 uses the first capacitive touch display on a Windows phone to make viewing, zooming and resizing websites, Microsoft? Office files, PDF documents and pictures easier with just a pinch of your fingers. The large display also enables faster, more efficient and accurate typing using the onscreen keyboard. Utilizing Qualcomm?s new 1Ghz Snapdragon mobile processor, the HTC HD2 offers enhanced performance that improves the speed of applications, videos, games and more.

Developed with a passion for enhancing people?s lives through innovation, design and ease of use, HTC Sense is rooted in three fundamental principles of Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.



The HTC HD2 helps you stay close to the important friends and colleagues in your life with HTC?s people-centric communication approach that provides a single contact view that displays individual communication snapshots of your conversations with the people in your life regardless of whether a call, text, Facebook status update or email were used. While in the midst of email exchange with someone you can easily transition to a call by pressing the call button. HTC has also included a new Windows-based version of its Twitter application, HTC Peep. The pictures you take with the 5MP camera can also be quickly shared via Facebook or Twitter.



With the HTC Sense experience, the HTC HD2 includes a variety of enhancements that expand and improve the overall phone experience. The HD2 includes a variety of sensors including a proximity sensor that is used to prevent false screen touches when the phone is picked up to answer or make a call. A light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the display. Leveraging its 3G broadband connectivity, the HTC HD2 also offers personal Wi-Fi anywhere for your computer or other devices.


Watch our video demo of the new Windows Mobile 6.5 UI:



Also available for the HTC HD2 is the optional car kit that automatically transforms HD2?s user interface into a finger friendly in-car navigation experience for driving.

HTC HD2 Specs:

CPU Processing Speed
1GHz Snapdragon processor

Storage
* ROM: 512 MB
* RAM: 448 MB
* Expansion slot: microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Network Bands
Europe: Network Bands
* HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
* GSM: 850/950/1800/1900 MHz

Asia Pacific:
* HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
* GSM: 850/950/1800/1900 MHz

Display
Type: Capacitive touch screen
Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA

Operating System
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

Bluetooth
* Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
* Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP

Multimedia
* Windows Media Player
* Albums
* Pictures & Videos
* FM Radio
* Audio supported formats:
.aac, .amr, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .mp4, .qcp, .wav, .wma
* Video supported formats:
.wmv, .asf, .mp4, .3gp, .3g2, .m4v, .avi

Camera
* 5 megapixel color camera
* Auto focus
* Dual LED flashlight

Location4

* Internal GPS antenna
* HTC Footprints
* Digital Compass
* NaviPanel

Power & Battery
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1230 mAh

Talk time:
* WCDMA: Up to 320 mins
* GSM: Up to 380 mins

Standby time:
* WCDMA: Up to 390 hours
* GSM: Up to 490 hours

Video playback Up to 8 hours
Audio playback: Up to 12 hours


Availability
The HTC HD2 will be available later this month with selected operators across Europe, before rolling out to other regions in the coming months.


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