Excerpt: HTC’s HD2 from T-Mobile, with its glossy 4.3-inch display and Blockbuster download capability, is about as close to a personal multimedia device as a cell phone can get. Too bad it has the wrong operating system: the nearly obsolete Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional sugar-coated with HTC’s Sense.
Pros: Large, beautiful 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixel LCD, High-end multimedia capabilities including FM radio, Superb 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, Responsive 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 16GB microSD card preinstalled, Respectable battery life
Cons: Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS, Slow Web browsing, Reflective display, No dedicated camera shutter release button, Heavy
Conclusion: The HTC HD2 isn't your average smartphone. Rather it's HTC's dream machine: that what if you could have a 1 GHz processor, a crazy large capacitive display and yet still fit it in your pocket kind of product.
Pros: Huge capacitive display, super-thin., Absolutely wonderful and huge 4.3" capacitive multi-touch display that's impressed everyone we've shown it to. The HD2 is fast, Sense UI is a pleasure to look at and useful too. Opera loads web pages unusually fast over EDGE, reducing the agony of 2g-only cel...
Cons: No US 3G, no carrier subsidies so it's expensive., Expensive, no US 3G, camera is decent but not top notch.
Summary: As we wrap up the year 2009, we look back at some of the defining moments in the mobile market. Both Mobile World Congress and CommunicAsia have given us lots of reasons to keep our pockets ready for faster, stronger and better mobile devices in the ensuing months.
Summary: There's no question that the HTC HD2 is the best Windows Mobile phone we've tested. This device proves that Microsoft's platform can compete with the big boys when it's paired with a capacitive screen, smart interface, and snappy processor.
Summary: T he HTC HD2 is an impressive smartphone. The huge screen, which is very smooth in use, does increase the size of the phone. The Windows Mobile 6.5 software is nicely designed and works easily, although the innovation level is small.
A massive 4.3in screen and HTC's superb Sense UI combine to make this the best Windows phone on the market
Good Gear Guide.au
15 June 2010
Summary: The HTC HD2 is quite simply an outstanding smartphone. The superb construction and gorgeous display combine with HTC's Sense UI to create an excellent user experience. You'll still be frustrated from time to time with the Windows UI lurking in the background, but this is by far the best Windows...
Pros: Superb design and build quality, fantastic capacitive display with multitouch, HTC Sense UI, 3.5mm headphone jack, excellent performance, micro-USB port
Cons: Protruding camera lens, buttons lack tactility, Windows UI still rears its ugly head on occasion, included Twitter app is limited, Windows Marketplace lacks variety of apps compared with alternatives
Excerpt: The HTC HD2 will inevitably be accorded the status of ‘iPhone killer’ – but it’s not out to kill the iPhone. This is a handset aimed at business users and is the best Windows Mobile-powered phone I’ve seen.