October 8, 2009

HTC confirms HD2 is ready for rollout

The HTC Leo smartphone, now officially known as the HD2, will be rolled out across Europe in the next few weeks, the manufacturer has confirmed.

Based on Windows Mobile 6.5, the HD2 is said to have the biggest screen of any handset so far with its high-resolution, 4.3-inch capacitive touch display.

It is also the first Windows phone with the HTC Sense user interface, integrating mobile email, text, voice calls and photos into one area.

Commenting on the release of his firm's latest smartphone, HTC chief executive Peter Chou said the device reflects the manufacturer's philosophy 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," he added.

"With HTC Sense, the HTC HD2 melds the power and flexibility of the Windows platform with the most advanced phone we've ever created."

Previous HTC devices – the Magic and Hero phones – have run on Google's Android platform, in contrast to the new Windows handset which also features HTC Peep, a Windows-based version of HTC's Twitter application.

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