American Windows Mobile users, rejoice, for the mighty HTC HD2 is coming to your land. T-Mobile and HTC announced that the massively large, thin, and fast capacitive touch smartphone that I fell head-over-heels for last month is coming to the US as a T-Mobile exclusive this Spring. More on the freshly minted T-Mo HD2 product page.
HD2 is the first ever Windows Mobile phone with a capacitive display, and the massive 4.3" size of its screen combined with the device's sleek shape and thin profile made it the first WinMo phone I've gotten all lusty about in quite some time. HTC Sense worked wonderfully on the unlocked GSM version of the device I demo'd, thanks in large part to the zippy 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running under the hood. Frankly, using HD2 felt more like having a tablet computer in my hand than any mere phone. Then again, whenever I had to dig past HTC Sense to use WinMo, I was brought somewhat back down to Earth.
Power users who want/need Windows Mobile should, quite honestly, love this device provided that HTC and T-Mobile are able to iron out a few minor kinks I encountered on the demo I used. And when T-Mo gets that 7.2 Mbps HSDPA network rolled out across the country? Look out.
Check out my hands-on video with HD2 for more on this beastly smartphone.