Good things come in twos: HTC HD2 cellphone review

We’ve already talked about the recently released HTC HD Mini and we told our readers that it was a compact version of the HTC HD2 smart phone, but it came to us that we have not really covered the HTC HD2 Windows Mobile based smart phone and so here we are. Unlike the HTC Hero2 which was renamed the HTC Legend when launched at the MWC, the HTC HD2 continues the legacy of the HTC Touch series of smartphones and is a direct successor to the HTC Touch HD smart phone.

At a time when the official launch for the HTC HD2 in North America comes ever closer, its a great time in our opinion to take a look at why the HTC HD2 mobile phone is a such a great device and so eagerly awaited despite having shipped in Europe and Asia since late 2009.

For one thing the HTC HD2 mobile phone is the first Windows Mobile based device to feature HTC’s Sense UI which is itself based on HTC’s TouchFLO 3D user interface. HTC Sense UI is a great improvement over the standard UI featured on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 and the HTC HD2 cellphone with its 4.3″ capacitive multi-touch sensitive screen certainly deserves a little eye candy on the software side to match its physical good looks.

The HTC HD2 mobile phone was the first device from HTC and the second smart phone ever that featured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1 GHz processor and this made it, at the time and even now, one of most powerful mobile devices available in the market.

With a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a capacitive multi-touch screen which is a first for a Windows Mobile based device, the HTC HD2 cellphone broke a lot of barriers. Other key features amongst its technical specifications include a 5 MP camera (with dual LED flash and auto focus), FM radio, microSD/microSDHC slot with support for up to 32 GB expandable memory, 576 MB RAM, 1024 MB ROM, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth and A-GPS.

The HTC HD2 mobile phone will also come with Opera browser installed though it is not specified whether it will be the Opera Mini browser or the Opera Mobile browser though at a guess we suspect it to be the former because the latter is still in beta stages. Recent news suggests that the T-Mobile version of the HTC HD2 smart phone will also feature Swype, an application that allows you to type without lifting your finger of the touch keypad.

All this and the potential for a whole lot more make the HTC HD 2 mobile phone a good choice for the present in a market that is highly competitive and flooded with options. Let it be noted however that the HTC HD2 smart phone will not have an update to Microsoft Windows Phone 7 when it is released.

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