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HTC HD2 test | Smartphone

Published on: Wednesday, November 11th 2009                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC HD2 Test

W ith the arrival of the new version of Windows Mobile, Windows Mobile 6.5, HTC was the first to introduce Smartphones using this new OS. Besides the previously introduced HTC Diamond 2 and the HTC Touch Pro 2, which both included a free update to get Windows Mobile 6.5 via the HTC website, HTC has now launched the HTC Touch 2 and the HTC HD 2 onto the market with the new version of Windows Mobile already preinstalled. HTC has renamed the new smartphones that feature this software to; Windows Phones. The HTC Windows Phones can be recognized by the fact they all feature the physical Windows button. In the product reviews of the Diamond 2 and the Touch Pro 2, we already mentioned being very curious as to how the phones would respond to this update, especially with the outdated Windows Mobile 6.1 interface used on these specific phones.

HTC HD2 test


HTC HD2 mobile phone

HTC HD2 mobile phone

HTC HD2 uses Windows Mobile 6.5

We had our first experience with the new version of Windows Mobile with the HTC Touch 2, but due to the slightly smaller screen and a disappointing brightness; it certainly wasn’t a very good first impression. We recently received the HTC HD 2, you can view the screenshots on the next page. Windows Mobile 6.5 comes across a whole lot better on the HTC HD 2. The HTC HD2 is the successor to the successful HTC Touch HD. The phone features a large screen of no less than 4.3 inch; this makes it the biggest screen ever applied on a smartphone. Moreover; the screen is a capacitive touchscreen, as we know from the iPhone, among others; it only responds to heat. Working with a stylus is therefore no longer possible, and the interface has been adjusted accordingly.

HTC HD2 smartphone

HTC HD2 smartphone

Windows Mobile 6.5 menu

The first impression of the HTC HD2 smartphone is a good one, and although the phone is slightly bulky, it has a neat finishing touch to it. The edge around the screen is rather small, the keys below the screen feature a simple design. The phone has a solid feel to it, and thanks to the powerful 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, it runs pleasantly smooth and fast. Thanks to the addition of HTC Sense, HTC also gives Windows Mobile phones their own characteristics. Furthermore, the HTC HD2 also features an internal GPS receiver, WiFi, HSDPA and a 5.0 megapixel digital camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. Although Windows Mobile 6.5 makes the phone attractive, the renewal itself is not that spectacular. It's mainly the honeycomb structure in the menu, the unlocking of the screen and the overall design which are the plus points.

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