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HTC Touch HD2

HTC HD2 delivers an experience your senses have been waiting for. The unprecedented 4.3-inch pixel-packed display is stunning. The world's first capac...

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published 12/02/2010 | thejazzyj
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I am a teacher, beekeeper and rugby player in the South West of England
Excellent
Pro So many features, huge screen, speedy processor
Cons Battery life a tad low and camera not the greatest
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"Have you got a HD2? You should do! (HTC HD2)"

I have been after a decent smartphone for some time and was contemplating an I-Phone, hiowever as soon as this little number showed up I knew I wanted it. Read on to discover why!

The Looks

Slightly wider and longer than the I-Phone this phone is actually a little shallower and fits nicely in the palm of the hand. The general appearance is dominated by the huge 4.3 inch screen (more about that later) On the back is a nice brushed metal battery cover which gives it a feel of quality. On the front there are 5 buttons (call, home, start, back and end call)which sit unobtrusively below the screen. The camera lens protrudes form the back of the handset and is accompanied by dual LED flash and a speaker.

Features

The HD2 features the latest Windows Mobile Operating System (6.5) and comes with the basic Office programs. The phone has an accelerometer and this is put to good use by many applications by handling changes in display fro m pportrait to landscape. The screen is also a capacitive one, allowing for multitouch and gestures such as pinch to zoom.

Under the hood if you will is a 1GHz snapdragon processor that keeps the phone working at a real pace! The phone also comes with the HTC Sense user interface that replaces the Windows interface seamlessly. this has some nice built in features including media players and photo handling. Other features that come preinstalled are Google Maps, a 15 day trial of co-pilot live Sat-Nav and a few games.

Both Opera and IE are available as web browsing options wioth both making good use of HTC's excellent On Screen Keyboard which gives you haptic feedback (a little vibration when you hit the keys) and provides some useful predictive text.

The camera is a slight let down with the 5MP sounding great but not performing as well as it might. The dual LED flash often proves too bright for indoor use making capturing low light shots difficult.

The list of features is so long that I will try to list some of the other useful ones:

Remote desktop Connection (Connect to your home PC from your phone at anytime)
Wireless Router (Use your phones data connection via your laptop)
Geotagging (GPS coords attached to pictures)
Facebook and Twitter integration (for you sociable types)
Video recording
Comprehensive Calendar
Oh yeah, it also handles phone calls and texts with nice clarity and ease.

Overall

As you can tell I quite like this phone. It does what I needed and many more things beside. The HTC User Interface is great to look at and intuitive to use, you soon find yourself brushing and stroking your way to all the apps. There is a good, and ever growing list of apps available at the Windows Marketplace. the one downside I can see with the phone is the battery life, I am having to charge every 36 hours or so in times of reasonable use, which I guess isn't too bad. The box came with a 1GBcard which increases storage capacity and also a smart leather pouch to keep the phone protected.

Reccomended

Free on a £35 a month contract over 2 years I would recommend this phone to anyone. It works really well and has the kind of feature set that both Joe Public and Joe Businessman will find appealing. A Cracking phone!

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Product Information : HTC Touch HD2

Manufacturer's product description

HTC HD2 delivers an experience your senses have been waiting for. The unprecedented 4.3-inch pixel-packed display is stunning. The world's first capacitive touch technology on a Windows phone along with 1 GHz processing power ensure a smooth and lightning-fast response to the lightest touch of your finger. Most importantly, it is the first Windows phone to embody HTC Sense - a holistic experience that focuses on making phones work in the most intuitive way. HTC Sense is based on three core principles - make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected. HTC HD2's expansive display is like a canvas on which you create a phone that is just right for you. Customize the phone by prioritizing essential features like mail, calendar, messaging, browser and more. Next, with just a tap, put shortcuts to the most important people, favorite websites, or most used application right on the home screen. Your phone doesn't only reflect your personality; it also tunes into your location. The clock automatically updates to the local time wherever you are. You can see the outside temperature and weather at a glance. And, if you choose the weather wallpaper, you'll get a brilliantly lifelike animation that lets you virtually feel the sun's rays or the chill of the breeze without setting a foot outside.

Product Details

Product Description: HTC HD2 - black - 3G GSM - smartphone, HTC HD2 - 3G GSM - smartphone

Product Type: Smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Services: Video Call

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 67 mm x 11 mm x 121 mm

Weight: 157 g

Colour: Black

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: LCD display - 4.3" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, QCP, MIDI , MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card

Talk Time: Up to 380 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 490 hours

Long Name: Touch HD2, Leo

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Slate

Manufacturer: HTC

Phone Design: Slate

General

MPN: 99HJY002-00, 99HJY008-00, HTC HD 2

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Width: 67 mm

Depth: 11 mm

Height: 121 mm

Weight: 157 g

Body Colour: Black

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

Application Software: HTC Sense, Microsoft Office Mobile

Input Device(s): Touch screen

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Messaging & Data Features: Mobile blog

Mobile Services: Video Call

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g

Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), File Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID), SIM Access Profile (SAP), Basic Imaging Profile (BIP), Basic Printing Profile (BPP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, QCP, MIDI

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Processor

Type: QUALCOMM Snapdragon

Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Memory

RAM: 448 MB

ROM: 512 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Camera Light Source: LED light

Navigation System

Navigation: GPS receiver

Display

Type: LCD display

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 4.3"

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Connections

Connector Type: Micro-USB ¦ Headphones - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Capacity: 1230 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 380 min ¦ Standby - up to 490 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

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