known as the "HTC Leo", HTC today unveiled the HTC HD2, the first Windows phone
with HTC Sense, a customer experience focused on putting people at the centre by
making their phones work in a more simple, natural and personal way. With its
industry leading, high-resolution, 4.3" 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 1 GHz 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 HD2 continues HTC's drive for personalization by reflecting not only what
you want on your phone, but also where you are. Using its large 4.3" window-like
display, HTC has brought a new dimension to weather with a localized, animated
weather experience that utilizes HD2's entire display without being invasive to
your important content and information. The HD2 can also be further enhanced to
reflect your needs and style by downloading a wealth of applications at the new
Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
The 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.
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.
As a new Windows phone, the HTC HD2 showcases the powerful messaging,
browsing and productivity capabilities delivered by Windows Mobile 6.5. Offering
a best in class e-mail experience complete with the ability to synchronize with
Microsoft Exchange, you have the ability to check and manage multiple email
accounts. Microsoft's new My Phone service enables you to automatically back up
and synch photos, music, contacts and text messages for free from the HD2 to the
The HTC HD2 will be available later this month for around 619 Euro (without a
subscription) with selected operators across Europe, before rolling out to other
regions in the coming months.
Cheers ~ Arne