HTC Corporation has announced its first Windows phone to embody HTC Sense, named as HTC HD2 (previously leaked as HTC Leo), which packs a large, high-resolution 4.3-inch capacitive touch display to zoom in and out of emails, documents and pictures with just a simple pinch of your fingers, as well as browse through emails or web pages with the lightest touch.


“At HTC we believe that the best things in life should be experienced, not explained. HTC Sense is based on this principle by making the phone more simple and natural to use and by enabling people to personalise their mobile experience in their own unique way,” commented Peter Chou, CEO for HTC Corporation. With HTC Sense, the HTC HD2 melds the power and flexibility of the Windows platform with the most advanced phone we’ve ever created.”

Main Features Of HTC HD2:

  • Qualcomm’s 1Ghz Snapdragon mobile processor for enhanced performance
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flashlight
  • Unprecedented, high-resolution 4.3″ capacitive touch screen with WVGA (480 X 800 pixels) resolution
  • HTC Sense rooted in three fundamental principles – make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected, delivers a holistic experience that focuses on making phones work in the most intuitive way
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 offers a best in class e-mail experience, along with the ability to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft’s new My Phone service enables users to automatically back up and sync photos, music, contacts as well as text messages for free
  • New Windows-based version of its Twitter application – HTC Peep
  • Built-in GPS, G-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor
  • 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g connectivity
  • Optional car kit automatically transforms HD2’s UI into a finger friendly in-car navigation experience for driving

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“HTC has a long history of innovation with Windows Mobile, shipping millions of devices over the years in a wide range of designs,” said Andy Lees, senior vice president for Mobile Communication Business of Microsoft Corp. “The HTC HD2 Windows phone breaks new ground with its responsive, touch screen.”

The new ultra thin HTC HD2 Windows phone which measures 4.74 x 0.43 x 2.64 inches and weighs in at 5.54 ounces (with battery) is expected to be available later this month with selected operators across Europe, and expands to other regions in the coming months, but no words on pricing as yet.