T-Mobile US Experiments With The HTC HD2 As A iPad Rival

Deutsche Telekom owned T-Mobile, one of the world’s largest mobile services provider has launched its very first mobile entertainment device in the form of HTC HD2, which will run on Windows Mobile 6.5 and will feature HTC’s Sense UI technology.

The smartphone, which is being looked upon as T-Mobile’s iPad, will be more focused on eBooks and movie rentals and will be decked with pre-loaded software from T-Mobile.

The device in itself comes with a gigantic 4.3-inch, 800-by-480 capacitive multitouch screen and runs a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The HD2, which is already available in the UK, also comes with an attractive series of panels which are designed specially for Window’s Mobile 6.5 interface by HTC and are called TouchFlo 3D technology.

Commenting on the company’s plan of diving into the mobile entertainment devices, Brenda Fisher, the marketing product innovation manager for T-Mobile said in a statement that “The HD2 will be T-Mobile's first entertainment device. The combo of the size of the screen, the device and the memory makes it the ideal device.”

Interestingly, the phone will come loaded with movie titles like Transformer 2: Revenge of the Fallen which will be stored on its 16 GB micro SD card and it will also come equipped with 1GB RAM, twice its normal version.

Our Comments

At 4.3-inch, the screen of the HD2 is closer in size to that of the Amazon kindle which stands at 6-inch. The one on the iPad stands at 9.7-inch and has a XVGA resolution. Still using the HD2 as a tablet/ebook reader is a very attractive alternative to the iPad.

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