HTC HD2 heads for Europe and Taiwan, US launch to follow in 2010

November 4, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


HTC Corporation has officially announced the arrival of its much-anticipated HD2 phone. To be available in Europe and Taiwan from now on, enthusiasts in the United States will have to wait for 2010 to dawn to lay their hands on the Windows phone.

The first Windows phone with HTC Sense, the HD2 is a high-resolution device which boasts of a 4.3-inch capacitive touch display and is super thin. HTC says the HD2 has all in it to offer more visible content in a much sharper, brighter manner. What we find interesting is the HD2’s claim that it uses the first capacitive touch display on a Windows phone. This feature is believed to offer touch and go viewing and resizing of websites, and also Microsoft Office files, PDF documents and pictures. Powered by Qualcomm’s new 1Ghz Snapdragon mobile processor, the HD2 will also lure with its capability to return maximum speed of applications, videos and games.

The new Windows-based version of HTC’s Twitter application, HTC Peep, has been incorporated into the HD2 and this would enable you to take pictures with the 5MP camera and share them via Facebook or Twitter. The phone also offers personal Wi-Fi anywhere for your PC or notebook, thanks to the 3G broadband connectivity feature.

Enhancements include an optional car kit that transforms HD2’s user interface automatically into a touch-enabled in-car navigation experience. Further, the HD2 comes with a slew of sensors too, including a proximity sensor that will help in checking false screen touches when the phone is picked up to answer or make a call. Meanwhile, a light sensor helps in automatically adjusting display brightness.

Now that Europe has got it, we expect the US launch to happen at the beginning of the new year. Guess we will have to wait to know the price too.

(Via Slashgear)

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