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RELEASE: No HTC Touch HD for the U.S. says HTC
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 07.10.08 - 10:20:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 16702x
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The bad news reached us yesterday night via Twitter, HTC America has currently no plans to launch its upcoming flagship Windows Mobile Professional smartphone, the HTC Touch HD, in North America. The HTC spokesperson said "sad news, US. we looked into it- by the time we could bring Touch HD to the states, it would be old news". Nevertheless, it was also mentioned that HTC has "other cool stuff coming", while it's not yet clear if this means new, yet unknown, Windows Mobile smartphones or devices like the T-Mobile G1 Android smartphone which is manufactured by HTC.

But as a matter of fact, the HTC Touch HD won't be an option for North Americans. While it features quadband GSM, it only sports dualband UMTS and HSDPA without support for the North American 850, 1700 and 1900 MHz UMTS networks.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by edward i on 07.10.08 - 18:46:24

Ok.. i have T-MOBILE (American- GSM NETWORK), and i want to know if i will be able to buy it online from, lets say AMAZON GERMANY. WILL IT WORK WITH MY SIM CARD???? ( i have intention to use 3G, i just want to make calls, Wi-fi, Music, and FM-radio. )

Posted by Arne Hess on 07.10.08 - 19:40:25

If you don't want to use U.S. 3G, you can import it and it will work with your T-Mobile SIM (as well as it would work with a AT&T SIM). Since the HTC Touch HD supports quadband GSM, you won't face any problems!

Posted by edward i on 08.10.08 - 01:13:35

Thanks alot. One more question though... the only place ive seen it on is
at the AMAZON GERMANY website.. here's the link … amp;sr=8-1

Would this be UNLOCKED??? or are all versions of this item released outside of the U.S locked?

Posted by Arne Hess on 08.10.08 - 07:39:36

It is unlocked, sure and therefore it can be used with any SIM card around the world, that's not the problem. The bigger problem might be the fact that n HTC Touch smartphone from Amazon Germany features a German user interface, not an English one!

Posted by Sackbauer on 08.10.08 - 11:40:11

You might want to check out Expansys:
You can pre-order, and once the price is there you can still decide to buy it or not.

Posted by on 08.10.08 - 12:15:04

This device is the first one that really deserves the title of an iPhone killer. It feels as nice as Apple, but it's Windows Mobile. I could test it for a review in German:

HTC Touch HD Testbericht

We at also made a video about the HTC Touch HD with English subtitles. To switch them on, please click the red button down right in the Youtube video player. You can find it here:

Posted by Fuller on 08.10.08 - 14:56:50

What an infamous self-promotion of a commercial website. And not a just self-promotion but also completely off-topic because the initial posting is about the canceled launch in the U.S. Thanks a lot areamobile to show me a device I'm unable to get here!

Posted by edward i on 08.10.08 - 22:44:17

ur saying that i wont be able to understand the phone?!?!?! there is no way for me to change the language on the phone?

Posted by Arne Hess on 09.10.08 - 00:24:44

I wouldn't day you are not understanding the phone - well - as long as you speak German.
The basic problem of Windows Mobile Professional smartphones is that they come with one single UI language only and you cannot change it like you might used to do it with mobile phones.
A Windows Mobile Professional smartphone comes with one single UI language and devices you might order from Amazon Germany are shipped with a German UI.

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