HTC HD2 has hit the shelves of O2 stores in the UK. We can hardly believe it, but HD2 is the first HTC-branded phone to be sold on O2 as they had their re-branded XDA line running in parallel to HTC own products. Well, better late than never as they say.
Having tested it quite recently, we're pretty confident in saying this is a great choice for the first HTC-made phone to keep its branding (for O2 that is). The HD2 is some of the finest work by the Taiwanese manufacturer.
To recap the specifications of the HTC HD2 quickly, its defining feature is the 4.3" WQVGA touchscreen, which puts it at the edge of one hand usability. Oh, and it's important to mention this is the first capacitive touchscreen for WinMo. The HD2 has an impressively thin bezel around the screen and the whole phone measures in at 120.5 x 67 x 11 mm and 157 grams.
Tucked underneath that monster of a screen is a monster of computation - a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and 448MB RAM. This fancy hardware is adorned with the latest effort from HTC to make the ultimate interface for Windows Mobile. It's called Sense UI and while more similar to TouchFLO than the UI of the HTC Hero, the focus on social networking integration that was so pervasive in the Android version of Sense UI is here.
The rest of the features aren't as extreme as the screen size and CPU speed, but they round of the HTC HD2 pretty well. Except for the video playback and recording, which were underwhelming. For more details, check out the test we ran for the review.
The HTC HD2 is available for free on contract and it's available in retail stores or you can order it over the phone. At this point we can't find the deals online, but you can always check it out in a store near you.
I tried several times as well with no result, but once i was told that HTC HD2 has hit o2 stores 15th december. Will see...
I cant get it either! Have been trying all week, and the staff never seem to be able to give a definate answer...FRUSTRATING!
This is a big lie. I went to 5 O2 shops on 23 and 24th November. Either never heard that HTC HD2 is being sold by O2 at all or that the release date was postponed by HTC itself, none of them knew that they were meant to have it on their shelves