HTC HD2 Smartphone, Running Windows Mobile, Lands in U.S.
HTC plans on releasing its HD2 smartphone, running on the T-Mobile network, in the U.S. on March 24. Running Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional, the device is clearly meant to challenge both the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices, offering a form-factor and 4.3-inch capacitive touch-screen that makes it heavily reminiscent of HTC’s Droid Eris. Heading into the release, HTC is emphasizing the phone’s social networking, particularly with its Facebook and HTC Peep widgets, and video-playback abilities. Despite these robust capabilities, though, the HTC HD2 could face a hurdle in the months ahead, when Microsoft plans on releasing Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest smartphone operating system. Although Microsoft has repeatedly said it will continue to support Windows Mobile 6.5, it is less clear whether HD2 owners will be able to upgrade their devices to the new OS—which could compel potential customers to hold off purchasing. (Slideshow) (Source: eWeek)
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