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HTC HD2 Smartphone (better than iPhone) $829 unlocked from Telstra (or part of plan)

Posted By: jdstacey, posted 2010/01/19 19:08
HTC today joined forces with Telstra and Microsoft to launch its HD2 handset in Australia, announcing a timed exclusive to the telco and a lower than expected price tag of AU$829 outright.

Specifications
Physical Size: 120.5mm x 67mm x 11mm
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 color 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

Display
Type: Capacitive touch screen
Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA

Operating System
Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional

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

Network Bands
Europe:
HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Asia Pacific:
HSPA/WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

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
Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP

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


iPhone 3GS vs HTC HD2

Size and Weight:
Tie

Display:
HTC HD2 (4.3inch 480x800 resolution vs 3.5inch 480x320 resolution)

Camera and video recording:
HTC HD2 (5 megapixel with autofocus, LED flash and video recording (@30 fps) vs 3.15 megapixel with autofocus and video recording (@30fps)

Connectivity and Wireless:
Tie

Operating System:
iPhone (iPhone OS 3.0 vs Windows Mobile 6.5)

Processor:
HTC HD2 (Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon vs ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz)

Browser:
HTC HD2 (Choice of Internet Explorer or Opera Mobile vs Safari)

Music and Video:
HTC HD2 (Music players are comparable but larger screen and higher res make better videos on HTC)

Keyboard:
HTC HD2 (Larger screen on HTC makes onscreen keys easier to use)

Storage and Memory:
HTC HD2 (448MB onboard flash and microSD card slot (up to 32GB) vs 256MB onboard flash and up to 32GB internal storage)
45°-+
$829.00Get deal
  • jdstacey2010/01/19 19:10:58
    So glad this phone is finally available in Australia and at a much cheaper price than many expected. Decidedly better than an iPhone IMHO.

    Starting today, Telstra have exclusivity until March 2010 and are selling them outright (unlocked) for $829 or as part of one of their plans/caps. You also get a 16GB microSD card included.

    See here for the official website: HTC - Products - HTC HD2 - Overview

    See here for a review: HTC HD2 Preview - Smartphones & PDA Phones

    Another, very detailed, review here: http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/25/htc-hd2-review/


    iPhone 3GS vs HTC HD2

    Size and Weight:
    Tie

    Display:
    HTC HD2 (4.3inch 480x800 resolution vs 3.5inch 480x320 resolution)

    Camera and video recording:
    HTC HD2 (5 megapixel with autofocus, LED flash and video recording (@30 fps) vs 3.15 megapixel with autofocus and video recording (@30fps)

    Connectivity and Wireless:
    Tie

    Operating System:
    iPhone (iPhone OS 3.0 vs Windows Mobile 6.5)

    Processor:
    HTC HD2 (Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon vs ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz)

    Browser:
    HTC HD2 (Choice of Internet Explorer or Opera Mobile vs Safari)

    Music and Video:
    HTC HD2 (Music players are comparable but larger screen and higher res make better videos on HTC)

    Keyboard:
    HTC HD2 (Larger screen on HTC makes onscreen keys easier to use)

    Storage and Memory:
    HTC HD2 (448MB onboard flash and microSD card slot (up to 32GB) vs 256MB onboard flash and up to 32GB internal storage)

    http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/20091113/head-head-htc-hd2-versus-iphone-3gs-one.htm
  • nod2010/01/19 19:35:35
    You had a play around with one JD? What makes them better than an iphone?
  • nod2010/01/19 19:38:51
    phone as either a tethered modem or a Wi-Fi router


    One thing I found over the iphone that will be nice and handy. You can also get this one $0 to pay if you want an $80 plan with Telstra
  • jdstacey2010/01/19 19:40:00
    Haven't personally played around with one (yet) but have been following this particular phone for many months now. Have read lots about it online and consistently gets better reviews than the iPhone. Am sorely tempted to buy one because I do desperately need a new phone.

    The 4.3inch touch screen is a starting point... :)
  • jdstacey2010/01/19 19:40:56
    Yes indeedy, no need to find a designated Wi-Fi point to use your laptop...
  • nod2010/01/19 19:45:25
    jdstacey
    Yes indeedy, no need to find a designated Wi-Fi point to use your laptop...


    I never could work out why Apple did not incorporate this into the iPhone :eek:
  • jdstacey2010/01/19 19:46:53
    When I win Oz Lotto's $30m jackpot tonight I'll buy one and give you a proper review :)
  • ironsword2010/01/19 20:10:45
    jdstacey
    When I win Oz Lotto's $30m jackpot tonight I'll buy one and give you a proper review :)


    hahaha good luck :p
  • nod2010/01/19 21:51:01
    jdstacey
    When I win Oz Lotto's $30m jackpot tonight I'll buy one and give you a proper review :)


    :D cool

    Shall be waiting ;)
  • Donkey2010/01/19 21:53:17
    jdstacey;105842
    Yes indeedy, no need to find a designated Wi-Fi point to use your laptop...


    you can tether the iphone these days.
  • jdstacey2010/01/19 22:28:39
    Actually thought this was a good comparison between the two. On 10 counts, HTC HD2 won 7-1 (with 2 ties).

    Size and Weight:
    Tie

    Display:
    HTC HD2 (4.3inch 480x800 resolution vs 3.5inch 480x320 resolution)

    Camera and video recording:
    HTC HD2 (5 megapixel with autofocus, LED flash and video recording (@30 fps) vs 3.15 megapixel with autofocus and video recording (@30fps)

    Connectivity and Wireless:
    Tie

    Operating System:
    iPhone (iPhone OS 3.0 vs Windows Mobile 6.5)

    Processor:
    HTC HD2 (Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon vs ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz)

    Browser:
    HTC HD2 (Choice of Internet Explorer or Opera Mobile vs Safari)

    Music and Video:
    HTC HD2 (Music players are comparable but larger screen and higher res make better videos on HTC)

    Keyboard:
    HTC HD2 (Larger screen on HTC makes onscreen keys easier to use)

    Storage and Memory:
    HTC HD2 (448MB onboard flash and microSD card slot (up to 32GB) vs 256MB onboard flash and up to 32GB internal storage)

    Head-to-Head: HTC HD2 versus iPhone 3GS (1) - International Business Times
  • port2010/01/25 04:17:50
    Donkey
    you can tether the iphone these days.


    My 2+ year old SE K610i can run more than one app… :)
  • Donkey2010/01/25 06:25:50
    That craps me senseless on the iphone. Browsing would be a hell of a lot more functional if you could load multiple pages and have them load out of focus.
  • ozpete2010/01/25 19:32:52
    jdstacey
    Actually thought this was a good comparison between the two. On 10 counts, HTC HD2 won 7-1 (with 2 ties).

    Size and Weight:
    Tie

    Display:
    HTC HD2 (4.3inch 480x800 resolution vs 3.5inch 480x320 resolution)

    Camera and video recording:
    HTC HD2 (5 megapixel with autofocus, LED flash and video recording (@30 fps) vs 3.15 megapixel with autofocus and video recording (@30fps)

    Connectivity and Wireless:
    Tie

    Operating System:
    iPhone (iPhone OS 3.0 vs Windows Mobile 6.5)

    Processor:
    HTC HD2 (Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon vs ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz)

    Browser:
    HTC HD2 (Choice of Internet Explorer or Opera Mobile vs Safari)

    Music and Video:
    HTC HD2 (Music players are comparable but larger screen and higher res make better videos on HTC)

    Keyboard:
    HTC HD2 (Larger screen on HTC makes onscreen keys easier to use)

    Storage and Memory:
    HTC HD2 (448MB onboard flash and microSD card slot (up to 32GB) vs 256MB onboard flash and up to 32GB internal storage)

    Head-to-Head: HTC HD2 versus iPhone 3GS (1) - International Business Times


    Why is it when someone becomes a fan of a product then thats all they see. Reviews that back up their personal opinion.

    Without the iphone you'd probably still be using a toothpick to scroll around a windows based phone.

    All power to the iphone, AND the competitors who have to beat it, that way we the consumer gets a better product.
  • virago2010/01/25 19:47:29
    Seems a good alternative to apple iphone, there are some issues of concern though according to wiki.

    HTC HD2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • nod2010/01/25 21:24:06
    ozpete
    Why is it when someone becomes a fan of a product then thats all they see. Reviews that back up their personal opinion.

    Without the iphone you'd probably still be using a toothpick to scroll around a windows based phone.

    All power to the iphone, AND the competitors who have to beat it, that way we the consumer gets a better product.


    True. Apple did open the door to a new level of technology and everyone has been scrabbling to catch up since really.

    LOL to the toothpick reference though
  • ozpete2010/01/26 09:33:31
    virago
    Seems a good alternative to apple iphone, there are some issues of concern though according to wiki.

    HTC HD2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Interesting wiki , guess the toothpick isn't left to creating smiles just yet. (sorry Nod) LOL
  • jdstacey2010/01/26 16:08:57
    ozpete
    Why is it when someone becomes a fan of a product then thats all they see. Reviews that back up their personal opinion.

    Without the iphone you'd probably still be using a toothpick to scroll around a windows based phone.

    All power to the iphone, AND the competitors who have to beat it, that way we the consumer gets a better product.



    Why is it when someone becomes a fan of a product then thats all they see. They refuse to acknowledge that something might be better.

    :D
  • ozpete2010/01/27 09:16:19
    jdstacey
    Why is it when someone becomes a fan of a product then thats all they see. They refuse to acknowledge that something might be better.

    :D


    AND what part of the "AND competitors" did your eyes miss? :whistling:

    the third para of the text you quoted from me clearly says

    All power to the iphone, AND the competitors who have to beat it, that way we the consumer gets a better product.

    Need to clean those Telstra/MS glasses again....
  • jdstacey2010/01/27 09:32:44
    Ewwww, Telstra. Gross.

    No Telstra glasses here, but don't let the facts get in the way of a good opinion.
  • queenshrew2010/01/27 13:07:47
    Meowrrrrrr??
  • jdstacey2010/01/27 13:18:40
    :whistling:

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