Friday, December 18, 2009
Posted by Jason Dunn in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 07:00 AM
This is a two-part unboxing and first impressions video of the HTC HD2 [affiliate], a Windows phone running Windows Mobile 6.5. The HTC HD2 has is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, at an amazing 1024 Mhz. It has 512 MB of ROM, 448 MB of RAM, and a microSDHC card slot for expansion up to 32 GB. It weighs 5.54 ounces (157 grams), and measures 11mm thin (0.43"), 120.5mm tall (4.74"), and 67mm across (2.64").
It's a 3G phone, but this model is the Euro/Asia model so lacks the 3G bands for North America. It supports HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. The HD2 has 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with a dual-LED flash. It has a built-in GPS, G-sensor (accelerometer), proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and a digital compass. Part two of the video is below.
This is one hell of a phone - that's really the best way I can sum of my experience with it. It's not perfect - the keyboard has this nasty habit of sometimes refusing to accept touch input, and the Twitter app doesn't update properly - but I haven't felt this excited about a Windows Mobile device in years. The hardware and screen are over-the-top fantastic, and the device just longs to be used. Just remember to keep that battery charger handy!
Watch for an upcoming walk-through of the software, and my full review video.
Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful baby boy, and his mostly obedient dog. He hates having to chose between the latest and greatest hot phone and having 3G speeds. It sucks.
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