T-Mobile HTC HD2 To Come With Multitouch?

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Those fine folks over at HTC and Magenta must really love us, as it looks like the HD2 will include a feature previously absent from other capacitive touch screen handsets in the U.S. According to the specs on HTC’s website, right out of the box, T-Mobile’s HTC HD2 will include a “capacitive touch screen with pinch to zoom”, in other words, multi-touch. As you may already know, most capacitive touch screen handsets in the U.S would get stripped of their multitouch capabilities because of Apple’s patent claim on “pinch-to-zoom”. Now if only the HD2 included battery life up to par with the Nexus One without using something like this. Let’s see what other surprises HTC and T-Mobile have in store for us!

Leave your thoughts in the comments!

WMPoweruser Via HTC HD2 Spec Sheet

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  • Blacksheep427

    That will increase its cool factor.

  • efjay

    The Euro version also has pinch zooming, demoed in several videos. However it has only worked in certain applications and with WM 6.5.3 officialy supporting multi touch this may now be available throughout the whole system.

  • Kroam

    I thought the original HD2 had multi touch?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      They do. I don’t know why this is such new news. Most of the reviewers show that it has Multitouch already.

      As far as the Battery life goes, I thought the reviewer from PhoneDog/DroidDog in the HD2/Nexus One Dogfight stated that out of the box, the HD2 has far superior battery life than the Nexus One? Was I misinterpreting what he said?

      • Sgt. Cell

        I think he was commenting on the stand by time, not acutal usage time. That’s how I understood it.

  • reyes2007

    Every video I’ve seen for the HD2 has shown multitouch. I don’t see why we wouldn’t get it.

  • Adobephile

    Im pretty sure that the European HTC HD2 had multitouch.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvDReIZ5srQ

  • Nitaino

    Capacitive Screen + WM OS = Great (without mention WM7)

  • NEXUS ONE USER

    I’m going to give windows mobile one More shot. Why not do it on a 4.3 inch screen right? If they can’t get it together by wm7 then I’m gone for good.

  • Adobephile

    I’m pretty sure that the HTC Hd2 will not be rocking 6.5.3.
    This is because we haven’t heard otherwise.

  • pdxduckfan

    We will all continue to be very excited about this phone until Magenta crushes us with a ridiculous pricing plan………..

    • efjay

      $600 paid in full works for me.

    • Twitch110

      Sadly, I am with you.

      • Mockerfab4

        Same here.

      • ig0tno0dles

        Same goes for me.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      I’m trying to stay optimistic about the pricing. Come on Maggy, bring me that low price

      • David

        I’m with you! I know it will be a tough for t-mobile to decide on a price due to the high end features of the HD2 and what t-mobile will pay per handset from HTC. I am hoping that on a 2yr contract it will come in somewhere in the neighborhood of $349.99-$389.99. I know that sounds high but keep in mind what a mind blowing device it will be and again, the cost to the carrier.

  • pecoy

    all we need is a price now

  • joseph

    Sweet, now make it run android and we have a killer phone, until then Nexus FTW, heck even if this ran Android still Nexus FTW

    • efjay

      Android will be a complete downgrade for this phone. Will be funny to see all the android lovers scrambling for a WM device when WM7 is announced.

      • David

        Are you serious? That’s funny!

      • Josh

        @efjay

        I am with you. Even right now Android is a complete downgrade. :)

  • Paul

    Any word on Tv-out? I’d really like to use it for powerpoint presentations.

    • sorandkairi

      That would be great!

  • dsim91

    This is old news the htc t-mobile hd2 product page has been live for almost a month and that info was there from the start

  • Tmo Guy

    Will be able to wipe Windows 7 and load and Android OS on this phone? From what i hear, this phone is capable of duel booting windows 7 and Android.

    Can someone confirm please

  • jose

    its running sense why wouldnt it have multitouch

  • bluepenny65

    Multitouch on HD2 is no news…since Day One.

    About the price….this is speculation anyway, with the original unlocked version costing about $800…I doubt Tmo will let us have it for anything less than $399 with 2yr/discount…and $699-799 full price. Heck TP2 was hella expensive when it debuted too…..They rob us blind here in the States, UK carriers give their phones totally free for anything like a 2yr contract renewal.

    But come March 24….I’m still rocking that baby.

    • ricr

      And not more than 2 months later they had to give it away free through their Business Direct. I was one of those that eagerly awaited the TP2, but when I saw that original price, I balked until it was cheaper.

      Same with the HD2 if they charge anything more than $550 full price. I know a lot of others (non geeks, unlike those here) that are saying the same thing. T-Mobile blew it with the TP2 pricing, let’s hope they don’t do the same with the HD2.

  • Peter

    I have more good news for you guys:

    Also T-Mobile HTC HD2 will support the Amazon music store (music can be purchased directly from the device).

    T-Mobile HTC HD2 also comes with ereader application. HTC have added an eBook reader built in to manila in much the same way as the documents tab.

    T-Mobile HTC HD2 will also come bundled with games like Prince of Persia, Ferrari GT, Tetris and Guitar Hero.

    More interesting additions are to T-Mobile HTC HD2 is Mobi-TV support, Slacker Radio and the presence of a BlockBuster app.

    And finally, T-Mobile HTC HD2 will also come with Swype pre-installed.

  • Zapote21

    So what does this have that the Nexis doesnt? Oh yeah… WinMo… LOL No thanks…

    • SteveG1

      It will have all the things actual business people need to do their job, which is why we buy smart phones in the first place. I have had an Android now since Nov 2008, and even with mods the OS is terrible when it comes to productivity. The fact is WinMo is for real power users to get business done. Android, even after a year of owning one, feels more like a feature phone, lol, no thanks…

      • Camusa

        THANK YOU!
        This is what I had said in an old post regarding Android.
        I need to sync my work computer to my home computer and currently my Dell Axim. I will replace the Axim with this phone.
        Android wants me to put all of the sensitive information in a cloud? Hello…calling HIPAA violations HELLO!
        I work in the Mental Health field for a Federally Funded Non-Prof. I run my satellite office and am a therapist. TOTALLY in violation for me to have my client’s names atc. on the web where it can get hacked.
        Leave me to active sinc and local storage for my information thank you.
        Give me my productivity suites atc.
        You want a gadget phone then get an iphone or an Android phone because thus far WinMo is the only full featured Business phone I see coming out aside from what RIM and some Symbian OS’s have proposed and they are totally antiquated at this point needing an overhaul.
        I appreciate the love for open source, but fanboys step down.
        This phone will do fabulously running WinMo and for me, if it were running any other OS, I wouldn’t buy it at this point because it could not do what I need it to do.
        Bring it WinMo (Better be 7 :)

      • efjay

        How anyone can contemplate a spydroid phone is a mystery to me. With the so called free OS you are not free to sync your data where you want? Are mandated to have a gmail account just to use the phone in the first place? WM allows you to connect to ANYTHING you desire, but obviously people who like to be sheep and follow the herd cant understand being in control of their own lives. Roll on WM7!!

      • Mockerfab4

        Amen & Hallelujah! I owned an Android for 3 weeks before realizing it would not work for my business needs which are Outlook Mail, Calendar and Contacts. BB, WM and iPhone (all of which I’ve owned) works and syncs perfectly with Outlook right out of the box. WM while not the greatest OS, works with Outlook. Aside from BB, there’s not many choices in Tmobile’s “smart phone” line up that does this and does it well!

      • sorandkairi

        @ Camusa

        Dude, i actually like windows mobile too but Android isnt a horrible system. The fact that they have “fanboys” is a clear indication of said fact. But anyway down to the point. Cloud computing is in no way a volation of any HIPAA regulations at all. All information is backed up; u actually being in the healthcare system I would think that u would clearly know that!

        That being said, ANY SYSTEM CAN BE HACKED IDIOT URS, MINE, AND GOOGLES! I dont understand how ppl dont see that. To think for 1 that ur security system would be on par or could ever even matched Google’s is TOTAL nonsense! Myself being apart of the healthcare system, i work for the fed., can tell u that all system information is being backed up.

        That also being said, AT THIS POINT AND TIME, the Android software isnt up to par with the same productivity that u would see with a Window mobile device. Basically because, its not supposed to. Most, in my opinion, mobile phone owners are not really too concerned with productivity and business related operations on a phone. They most use it for “fun”. With that basic knowledge, Android is building there “fanbase” off of that premise. Allow all types of ppl to get all types of phones with all types of different form factors! When that “fanbase” has grown to their acceptable level, they will broaden their services even more!

        The more Devs. get a chance to see this software and as cellphone hardware get more and more advanced, the more likely that they will produce even better applications for Google phones!

        True i think that this phone will be a “beast” and, I have already committed myself to purchasing this phone. Is still think that unless Windows Mobile 7 “wows” us at buyers than what else can the do for me than me Windows Mobile 6.5 device cant already do! Got outlook, and office!!! I really cant think of too many other things that Windows Mobile does for the “everyday worker.” (I use my windows mobile phone for other reasons too but again not something for the “everyday worker”?

        That whole cloud computing comment is really starting to get old as well as just doesnt make a lick of sense! If some1 hacks google and gets ur information (which they can get for doctor’s offices, dentist’s, or therapist’s offices), trust me ppl will sue. So please that cloud computing comment isnt even relative this whether a software is good, bad, or great.

      • Camusa

        @sorandkairi Methinks thou doth protest too much.

        I am well aware that any system can be hacked, but I think that Google is a far more likely target for a hacker than my local machine. Storing my information locally makes me feel far more secure than allowing it to hang out on Google’s servers. IF the information does get stolen there are legal implications and I don’t need some loud-mouth to explain to me the virtues/pitfalls of either scenario. I do work in healthcare and have also worked IT so yes, I have a working knowledge of both systems.
        I am in a Federally run facility so there might be some tight security in here or perhaps that is just a mistaken thought on my part as you are most likely to point out, but the fact is that the facility would be at fault there…not me for putting it out on the web. I am not in charge of the information here just the information I take away and again locally stored is far more secure as I am not a prime target personally.
        Our backups are also maintained locally and not given to a federal body so I am not even sure where you are going with that, but again you miss the point…I don’t have to be responsible for that-the IT department does. I have to be responsible for what I take off the premises (repeating the point in case you missed it).
        As for productivity-yeah, that is what I want a Smartphone for.
        Fanboys do not necessarily denote quality.
        I personally like the idea of Android and all that it does I simply stated that it will not work for me…it does not sync up with Outlook and I need it to do that WITHOUT hooking my information into Gmail which is against our company policy.
        So thank you very much for the bile and vitriol, but save it.
        Such a puerile response.
        Really…unnecessary.
        Every day people on here voice their opinions regarding various OSs and you look to charge at me because Android doesn’t meet my needs?
        I never said it won’t work for others just not for the professional person at this time who has standardized on MS Office suites.

      • sorandkairi

        @ Camusa

        While are ur rebuttal was somewhat factual, it still was somwhat flawed. Ok if you have/did work with any IT department for the federal govt. u would know that ALL information is backed on the localized servers and well as others servers throught the country. U are correct tho, if information is stolen from Fed computers than of course the fault is not ur own. And again u are correct when saying that if u take/use said info, u or the facility u work for could be held liable. Even if your facility doesnt have to back up your information with any federal body, most contracting companies working for the federal govt. does. Ur just lucky, i guess!

        Still what does that have to do with HIPAA and any information u put on ur mobile device. If ur device is stolen and information is used from it by another party, U will be held liable not the microsoft or htc. I got the point! But that’s all devices, laptops, phones, whatever. Still what does that have to do with software!

        Information being from any Google device (and i referring to documents and such) are never synced to google. They dont have that information. But Microsoft does. Microsoft gives the option to sync all one’s files to there servers. http://myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/Start.po?mkt=en-US&ocid=adv_enus_WP_DownloadsNav

        ^One of the many services and ways to do so^ from contacts to actually text…AKA Cloud Computing, they also keep logs of ur searches bing, yahoo, google…..

        But how does that at all have anything to do with Android software. U dont have to use any of those services that any android phone would have and still be just fine. U dont have to use the default maps, mail, hell even the account, turn the gps off, delete the google account!

        Understandably, security is a major issue when it comes to portable device and should be treasured but dont for a second think just because Microsoft doesnt say it, doesnt mean that they dont do it. I currently have 4 windows mobile phones that i still use….more or less, ( Shadow 2007), Touch pro 2, Dash 3g, and the Imagio from Verizon and 3 android phones. All for personal and business needs. So i know that difference between the 2 softwares and two be honest, there about the same! So clearly I’m no “fanboy”.

        But regardless I wasn’t down playing ur “opinion” at all when it comes to the performance of both OS. I was stating that u were not correct in ur thinking about the android software which indeed u were not. I like my window mobile devices and probably would have a very hard time letting them go but that doesnt mean that I can look elsewhere for another form a stimuli! U pushed ur “opinions” as facts and I was just correcting those errors in judgement.

        That said, I “doth” protests alot. Dont misinform ppl because u dont like a product. Give ur opinions but dont lie on things u know nothing about. It’s confusing to the “kids!”

      • Camusa

        @sorandkairi

        OK, briefly, if you might answer this with one word: “yes” or “no.”
        Can any Android device sync up my contacts, email, and appointments from MS Outlook without my having to sync Outlook to Google/Gmail and then that android device to Google/Gmail?

        As far as I am aware the answer is, “no” and therefore what I stated was 100% correct and simply opinion…it does not meet “my” needs. It does not do what “I” need it to do.

        If that is incorrect then you are indeed correct. Otherwise, my “opinion” is fact. If it cannot sync directly with MS Outlook (Not exchange mind you as I do not run that at home, but MS Outlook) It cannot do what “I” need it to do…I didn’t say what “you” or “someone else” or “Bob” or “Sally” need it to do. I said “I” and “me.” That is what I said in my past two posts.

        That is not “pushing” anything on anyone it is simply “my” opinion and as far as I am aware it is based on fact.

      • sorandkairi

        @ Camusa

        “Can any Android device sync up my contacts, email, and appointments from MS Outlook without my having to sync Outlook to Google/Gmail and then that android device to Google/Gmail?”

        The answer is no. Well not where i have been able to find/do it…easily anyway! In that regards, u are indeed correct and never did i have a “grip” about ur needs and wishes of an OS, but…

        “I need to sync my work computer to my home computer and currently my Dell Axim. I will replace the Axim with this phone.”

        Oh okay, so u can and u know how to do so!

        “Android wants me to put all of the sensitive information in a cloud? Hello…calling HIPAA violations HELLO!”

        Not at all a volation of HIPAA! U have also explained urself why it would not be! If the data that one would syncs with a company is commpromised by said company then said company can only be held liable! But to be completely honest, neither party would have been in any violation of HIPAA. Unless Google used that information themselves for whatever reason, which of course is against the law.

        “You want a gadget phone then get an iphone or an Android phone because thus far WinMo is the only full featured Business phone I see coming out aside from what RIM and some Symbian OS’s have proposed and they are totally antiquated at this point needing an overhaul.”

        I agree again. My N900 is great but still i have 4 windows phones!

        “This phone will do fabulously running WinMo and for me, if it were running any other OS, I wouldn’t buy it at this point because it could not do what I need it to do. Bring it WinMo (Better be 7″

        Cool…..I’m waiting for it too!

        “I personally like the idea of Android and all that it does I simply stated that it will not work for me…it does not sync up with Outlook and I need it to do that WITHOUT hooking my information into Gmail which is against our company policy.”

        If it’s against ur companies policy to do than that’s fine but again that’s ur company. Dont downplay and criple an OS because of policies that have nothing to do with the OS!

        It can be done! Its not a serious security issue and ppl should stop, in my opinion, acting like it is! Most ppl, again in my opinion, wouldnt have to worry about such things as that. U and I could be viewed as exemptions to this rule because my IT job with fed. wont allow me to do so either! So I understand because I’m in the same boat! But saying that u arent allowed to do something is much different than saying that IT CANT do something!

        That being said, most of the points I brought up were not truly directed at you or any individual at all, reread my 1st post. They were directed at the masses that think that “cloud commputing” is evil or “suspect”. The fact that you, I, or anyone else not being able to use a certain software or an OS for their phones in relation to their jobs is a no brainer. Dont use it! But like a said thats not for the majority of ppl.

        And
        “So thank you very much for the bile and vitriol, but save it.
        Such a puerile response. Really…unnecessary.”

        was really childish and unnecessary! But nice use of imagery tho…. 1 point for u!

    • Joseph

      @ Zapote21

      So what does your comment add to our knowledge that the other comments doesn’t? Oh Yeah… Nothing… No Thanks… We don’t need trolls and Android fanboys here!

      Stick with your Nexis (Nexus Perhaps!)

    • Camusa

      @sorandkairi

      OK, briefly, if you might answer this with one word: “yes” or “no.”
      Can any Android device sync up my contacts, email, and appointments from MS Outlook without my having to sync Outlook to Google/Gmail and then that android device to Google/Gmail?

      As far as I am aware the answer is, “no” and therefore what I stated was 100% correct and simply opinion…it does not meet “my” needs. It does not do what “I” need it to do.

      If that is incorrect then you are indeed correct. Otherwise, my “opinion” is fact. If it cannot sync directly with MS Outlook (Not exchange mind you as I do not run that at home, but MS Outlook) It cannot do what “I” need it to do…I didn’t say what “you” or “someone else” or “Bob” or “Sally” need it to do. I said “I” and “me.” That is what I said in my past two posts.

      That is not “pushing” anything on anyone it is simply “my” opinion and as far as I am aware it is based on fact.

      • Twitch110

        @camusa

        Don’t let sorandkairi bring you down. Anyone who talks and spells like he does should not be taken seriously. There are so many u’s, ur’s, tho’s and other retardisms in there i can’t even function. Ugh, so annoying and pathetic. If he wants to be taken seriously as an adult, then write like one.

  • SteveG1

    I’m sure Kickstar13 knew the phone had multi-touch prior, his point was that alot of times that feature gets stripped from the phone before it arrives in the US.

    I hope there is a pre-release for this phone soon. I can’t wait any longer.

  • NJDRunner

    The reason this is news is that most phone manufacturers have disabled this feature when launching phones in the US even though it may have been enabled on “world-edtions” of those phones. This has to do with Apple’s patent claim on multi-touch, more specifically pinch-to-zoom. It looks like HTC is no longer worried about challenging Apple on this if they were to file suit.

    • CEO2Be

      Thank you, NJDRunner. You made a point that most people sorely missed when it comes to Apple and their patent on multi-touch.

      • SteveG1

        I guess you both didn’t read my post directly above NJDRunner. Maybe it wasn’t clear enough. idk.

    • alex

      I don’t understand the comment in this post about battery life. Everything I have read has said that the battery life on the HD2 is better than the N1.

      Sometimes the writers on this blog make me wonder…

      • Kickstar13

        How about actually looking at the specs for both handsets?

        The Nexus One has a 1400mAh battery while the HTC HD2 has a 1230mAh battery.

      • alex

        Yeah, I know the specs – but neither the writer of the blog or I mentioned battery size, we said battery life. As I’m sure you’re aware these are not the same.

  • hoodied.hello

    Any news on Maggy’s HD2 is great news to me. Whether it be old or new. Let’s hope they have a “jizz screen protector” when this phone and I release. Ha!

  • Todd

    I’ll go $700…for this bad boy. Not willing to go any higher….I think any thing lower than $600 is a pipe dream imo.

    • sorandkairi

      I’ll go 600 but 700…idk, lol! I’ll have to wait a month or 2 then its like that!

  • Todd

    I hope it’s only 600…but I just don’t see it. I bet it’s going to be $699, hopefully we will here something during the MWC.

  • tato22

    this phone is going to be a good 600 + ull see

  • Joseph

    If T-Mobile wants HTC HD2 helps them to get more customer and promote T-Mobile in USA even more they should not go over $199 for this phone with 2 years contract.

    Cheaper price will even help them much more to get more customers. Anything over this price makes people think twice and perhaps choose another carrier.

    I remember few years ago T-Mobile had the best discount and price for phones compare to the others and that was a reason many people switched to T-Mobile back then. Almost all my relatives and friends switched to T-Mobile.

    But in recent years T-Mobile didn’t have good phones untill last year which they got some HTC smart phones. The best phone they got was Touch Pro2 but they put high price for it and many people in this economy can’t afford to pay this much for phones.

    All these things in last few years was a reason I saw many family and friends switched to the other carriers because they had better phones and sometimes better price for phones.

    If T-Mobile wants to win back customers now that they have this amazing HTC HD2 exclusive they need to offer a low price for the phone with contract and also heavily advertise it on TV and anywhere they can to promote this phone and T-Mobile network.

    T-Mobile you have the most powerful and the best phone in your network now… This phone can help T-Mobile to win back customers but if you do it right!

  • me

    all you guys who say you are willing to pay 600 or 700 dollars will be the reason why this phone will be so high in price. we control the price of this device. If we say/write we won’t pay over 250, then t-mobile will listen. IF they don’t and we don’t run out and buy it in the first 3 weeks, the price will drop tremendously.

    stop helping tmobile and htc set high phone prices!

    • efjay

      Come on, I doubt T-Mobile is browsing tmonews commenst to determine how much to sell the HD2 for. They have likely set the price already. And if you are not willing to pay such a price you can either wait for it to come down or ultimately vote with your wallet and not buy it at all. The number of customers buying it at full retail will be small compared to new contract signup’s and upgraders so you really dont have anything to worry about.

  • me

    also… if people like us would really ever make a commitment to not buy this for at least 3-4 weeks after it is released; we would have so much buying power over tmobile. think about it a nationwide stance against high phone prices. someone start a twitter page saying I will not buy this X device until the price drops belows X. and each day/week those same people twit and say ‘still not buying until the price drops.’ that kind of commitment has power.

    I’ll start the twitter page if at least 50 people commit to not buying until tmobile drops the price below an agreed upon number like 199 2 year 250 1 year, 300 partial upgrade.

    thoughts??

    • sorandkairi

      I’m with u on that 1 and that does make sense and if some1 where to start such a thing…idk i’d probably join but there will always be the overvealous ppl that have too much money to do anything with or rather they do the opposite of what they should do with their money. I want to buy it too and hopefully not for $600 but…i can be alittle overvealous sometimes too!

      Start it up I’ll help u with that 1! Just let me know!

  • Ray

    Does anybody know if UMA (WIFI Calling) will be supported? Many of the HTC T-Mobile phones have that support built-in. I read somewhere that WIFI calling was part of the package, but now it seems to have disappeared.

  • SteveG1

    If I were to guess on the price, I would say $299 with 2yr agreement as it will at least need to match the iPhone 3GS (32GB) price. As for full retail, I believe it is estimated at $749. However, if T-Mobile buys enough of these devices they will get a discounted price and it will be less, probably around $649-$699.

  • Todd

    me,

    Just being a realist when I say that this phone will be around $700. This is phone is unmatched in hardware compared to anything on the market right now….so you can’t honestly expect this phone to sell for pennies. Get ready to sell your soul for it….lol.

    • sorandkairi

      Dang,…. I sold mine already!

  • SteveG1
    • SteveG1

      Just want to point out to potential buyers, this down does NOT work on US TMO 3g.

  • Todd

    or you could wait another month and get the better US version for possibly cheaper. Just saying….

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  • http://google.com pushkar_gr8

    As simple as this –

    249 and if nexus one supports outlook sync, get nexus one
    else get iphone (pretty sure iphone upgrade should be around the corner)

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