during its press event in Taiwan,
HTC Corporation chief
executive officer, Peter Chou, joined
chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer and Harvey Chang, chief executive officer
of Taiwan Mobile to announce the availability of the highly anticipated
HD2 in Europe and
Taiwan. HTC and Microsoft also announced that the HD2 would be available in the
United States with a major US carrier in early 2010. The HD2 is 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
"The HD2's amazing customer experience is a testament to the close
partnership between HTC and Microsoft and we're excited to be bringing the
HD2 to Taiwan and the United States," said Chou. "The HD2 is the first
Windows phone with HTC Sense, an HTC user experience focused on making the
phone more simple and natural to use and by enabling people to personalise
their mobile experience in their own unique way."
"Working with HTC, we've delivered great phones that help customers
connect to the people and information they care about, wherever they are,"
said Ballmer. "The HTC HD2 shows what's possible through our close
partnership with HTC and it breaks new ground for Windows phones by
delivering a beautiful multi-touch screen that people will love."
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
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.
Soon shipping in Europe, the HTC HD2 is available around the middle of
November with Taiwan Mobile and will be available throughout Asia in the coming
month. The HD2 will be available with a major carrier in the US in early 2010.
Cheers ~ Arne