HTC has officially announced the European availability of its HD2 handset running Windows Mobile 6.5. The smartphone is set to be available in the UK from T-Mobile this week, and via online retailers later in November.
The HD2 is one of the most eagerly awaited handsets with Microsoft's new mobile platform. It features a large 4.3in capacitive touch-screen display, and brings to Windows Mobile the HTC Sense user interface that debuted on the Android-based Hero phone.
HTC said that the HD2 will be available in the UK via the T-Mobile network from 6 November, while retailers such as Expansys are expected to have availability later this month with SIM-free prices in the £500 to £550 range.
Although just 11mm thick, the HD2 is based on Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and is a quad-band phone with 3G/HSDPA up to 7.2Mbit/s, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS built in.
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