Enterprise Mobility: HTC HD2 Smartphone, Running Windows Mobile, Lands in U.S.

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-03-17
 
 
 

HTC HD2 Smartphone, Running Windows Mobile, Lands in U.S.

by Nicholas Kolakowski

HTC HD2 Smartphone, Running Windows Mobile, Lands in U.S.

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The HTC HD2 measures a slim 2.64 inches wide by 4.74 inches tall by 0.43 inches thick. It weighs 5.54 ounces (with the battery) and runs Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional.

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The smartphone is heavy on the social networking, giving users the ability to share photos on Facebook and Twitter, swap videos via YouTube, and Twitter with HTC Peep.

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The HTC HD2 features a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and a dual LED flashlight.

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The 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen boasts a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution, letting it display movies—and Megan Fox—with clarity. Processor-wise, the smartphone runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

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Users can "swipe" their finger across the keyboard to type words, relying on the phones software to interpret the motion correctly.

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The phones virtual keyboard.

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The phone using Opera Mobile for Internet navigation.

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The phone includes a variety of Web widgets, such as one-touch access to Yahoo mail.

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User interface for making a phone call. HTC claims the phone will offer between 320 and 280 minutes of talk time, with standby time of between 390-490 hours (depending on whether its running on GSM or WCDMA interface standard).

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Using the touch-screen to navigate Google Maps. The HTC HD2 contains an internal GPS antenna and digital compass.

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Like all smartphones running Windows Mobile, the HTC HD2 includes Windows Marketplace for Mobile, a mobile-applications storefront.

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The HTC HD2s navigation app.

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The HTC HD2s camera module (with flash), centered on the back of the device.

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The HTC HD2 features five mechanical buttons (Talk/Send, Home, Start, Back, End/Power), which has raised questions over whether the smartphone can be upgraded to Microsofts next smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series; Microsoft is determined to only pair devices with three mechanical buttons to that release.

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The phones applications also include Office Mobile, Games, and Visual Voicemail.

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