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November 12, 2009

HTC Touch HD 2 First Impression

During the Windows 7 Enterprise Launch earlier this week, I was able to take a sneak peek at the upcoming HTC HD 2 and though I was not allowed to take pictures or video, they allowed me to play around with it for a while.

This phone combines sexy and elegance with a large 4.3 inch capacitive screen {see full specs here}. This is the largest screen I’ve ever seen in a mobile phone — larger than the first Touch HD and even the iPod Touch.

htc touch hd2

Despite that, HTC was still able to keep it slim at 11mm (as slim as the Nokia E71). It’s got some pretty kick-ass graphics as well.

While it is running Windows Mobile 6.5, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD2850 1.0 GHz processor so everything is smooth and fast. The HTC Sense UI is also a beauty and runs on top of WinMo 6.5 so you don’t actually see any semblance of the OS in the interface. The Touch HD2 is also Windows Mobile 7 compatible so when that OS comes out, you can have it readily upgraded.

Reps from HTC Philippines tell me the Touch HD2 will be out in the public by December or early January next year with an estimated retail price of around Php49,000.

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25 Responses to “HTC Touch HD 2 First Impression”

  1. nanayMo says:

    From previous pages, you overshot your price estimate by Php1k. Haha! Sure, not for the average user. Too steep. Sort of afraid though that my dau will wish for this on Christmas ==XD.

    Cheers!

  2. berkano says:

    sexy indeed. Would be exciting to pit this over Motorola’s Droid?

  3. roan carl says:

    Wish ko lang somebody will give this to me this x mass hehehe…nice phone,very expensive too

  4. Pusang Kulog says:

    Nice… Mahal lang talaga ne?

  5. boo says:

    ohgod, 49K?! mag iPhone nalang ako or Blackberry. No thanks HTC. for that price, baka laptop nang decent ang bilhin ko. hahaha!

  6. ashiest17 says:

    the phone is drop dead gorgeous! smashing specs to boot but with 49k i could buy a netbook and a samsung omnia II.

  7. Young says:

    They have priced this lower than the Touch HD? Geez. I should have waited for this. I just wish they would allow swapping… I would definitely trade in my Touch HD for the HD2.

  8. wenhan says:

    Any chance they told u when win mo 7 is coming? 6.5 is quite a disappointment.

  9. Marky says:

    Not a good price especially parating na ang BlackBerry Bold 2. I’m sure in terms of practicality, a buyer would choose an iPhone or a BlackBerry + a decent netbook over this one.

  10. BungeeJump says:

    It’s a price of a decent laptop.

  11. JP Angleles
    Twitter: tcmanila
    says:

    That really copies the iPhone. Good for HTC.

  12. INAKAY says:

    This HD 2 is way beyond Iphone and blackberry…I will get this if they will load it with Android with SENSE UI. SNAPDRAGON chipset in this model is still not optimized – it can even support 12 MP camera and a HD resolution of 720P for video playback.

  13. bingo says:

    which carrier will have this phone? Globe or Smart?

  14. Brian says:

    Hi, Microsoft has made it perfectly clear the HTC HD2 will not be upgraded to Windows Phone 7. HTC will do it with the leaked HTC HD3 Windows Mobile 7 phone instead. The HD2 is a perfectly awesome phone but by the end of this year and with the advent of the release of the new windows phone 7 phones from different manufacturers including Dell and HTC, there’s a legitimate change that the HD2 will be outdated. Not because of the hardware. I mean it’s a very very cool package both internally and externally. The mere fact that its running Windows Mobile 6.5 will be enough reason for enthusiast to step back from buying this phone and wait for the HD3 instead…if they are planning on going the wp7 route. Otherwise, Android has become a worthy competitor in the smartphone market and not to mention the upcoming iPhone update that is due this coming June or July.

  15. achter says:

    To the people who are always comparing smartphones with iphones, LOL at you :D

    To the guys worried about being stuck with winmo 6.5, dont worry, cooked winmo 7 roms are on their way @ xda devs :D

  16. Sharmaine says:

    Brian, please do your homework. Rumors of HTC HD3 was proven fake.

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  18. Sure I want the weather on the home srceen with information updates, sure I would like contacts visable at any given time, I desire a educate app, a flight app, a street congestion standing app and yes I need a telephone in order to reply to my each and every command and no longer grasp/freeze or shutdown like my provide Nokia E72 or my earlier Blackberry Bold.

  19. chris says:

    any one have an info if HTC is willing to swap my HTC HD to HD2? How much additional price or cost? thanks…

  20. mae says:

    is htc hd2 working in the philippines if i bought it in US?
    please reply tnx…

  21. Yka says:

    I am looking for HD2… any one here na meron pang alam na store na available pa HD2? so sad kasi di na nagpaparating ang HTC Phil ng HD2… hanap nalang daw ako sa market if may available pa =(

  22. geeklab says:

    @Yka: If you’re still interested in HTC HD2, I can facilitate order from the US for you. The last unit we sold was priced at 24,000. It was a high quality refurbished unit from the US. Unlocked and was ready to use in the PI. Just today, my supplier confirmed that he got a new unit of HTC HD2 running Froyo 2.2.

    Visit my Facebook page: Geeklab..or send me an email: yendefelipe(at)gmail.com for more details. Thanks

  23. HTC HD2 is the best superphone that i have, you can load Android and WP7 and dual boot on that phone.

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