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Review: The HTC HD2: Windows Mobile’s last hurrah

by Scott Bicheno on 16 April 2010, 18:32 3.0

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), HTC (TPE:2498)

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Specs

Here are the specs as listed by HTC:

Physical

  • Size:4.74 x 2.64 x 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 157 grams (5.54 ounces) with battery

CPU Processing Speed

1GHz Snapdragon processor

Power & Battery

  • Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity: 1230 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 320 mins, GSM: Up to 380 mins
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 390 hours, GSM: Up to 490 hours
  • Video playback Up to 8 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 12 hours

Camera

  • 5 megapixel colour camera
  • Auto focus
  • Dual LED flashlight

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard Micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Home Screen

Home, People, Messages, Mail, Internet, Calendar, Stocks, Photos & Videos, Music, Weather, Footprints, Twitter, Settings

Social Networking

  • Facebook integration
  • Sharing photos on Facebook and Twitter
  • Sharing videos on YouTube
  • HTC Peep for twittering

Recommended Windows System Requirements

  • Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 for Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1
    for Windows Vista

Operating System

Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

Storage

  • ROM: 512 MB
  • RAM: 448 MB
  • Expansion slot: microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Internet

  • Browser: Opera Mobile
  • 3G: Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed, up to 2 Mbps upload speed
  • GPRS: Up to 114 kbps download speed
  • EDGE: Up to 560 kbps download speed
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g

Tethering

  • Internet Sharing through USB or Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Router

Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate

Multimedia

  • Windows Media Player
  • Albums
  • Pictures & Videos
  • FM Radio
  • Audio supported formats:.aac, .amr, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .mp4, .qcp, .wav, .wma
  • Video supported formats:.wmv, .asf, .mp4, .3gp, .3g2, .m4v, .avi

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna
  • HTC Footprints
  • Digital Compass