HTC HD2 Unboxing Courtesy Of Wirefly

Update: The video has been pulled!! It’s available again!

Since there were a few detractors from the recent bout of images of the HTC HD2, who complained of poor quality this HD unboxing video courtesy of Wirefly should satisfy your clear image desires. I won’t bore you with any details, as I believe we are all well versed on the specs, features and included options. Therefore, I am going to make this short and sweet and thank the guys at Wirefly for posting this in high def quality!

Thanks Stephen!

Wirefly via Youtube

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  • D. Vader

    Does anyone here know if the Tmobile HD2 is the exact same dimensions as the European HD2? Looking to buy some full body protectors for this baby. Gel skin is nice….but it doesn’t protect the screen itself.

    • Inuyasha

      According to the specs I’ve seen on HTC’s site, the US version is 1.5mm longer than the Euro version. Even though it isn’t much, anything that is meant to fit snug on the Euro version may not fit the US version. I’d wait until it launches to make sure you can get the one that fits correctly.

    • DotNetCoderAZ

      *supposedly* you don’t need a screen protector as it’s a true glass screen… unless, of course, you are carrying diamonds in your pocket. ;-)

      • Dan

        What, just like the iPhone’s screen? That didn’t work.

  • jltyler

    From our CSR training about the HD2 we were told the wifi tethering was disabled on our device….that was last week we went through it as well


    According to a post from an Adobe employee in the Adobe forums, the first Flash Player 10.1 phone running Windows Phone 7 will be the HTC HD2, which should please HD2 owners who have been waiting for official confirmation that the phone will get an upgrade from Windows Mobile 6.5.

  • Walter

    I love this phone and have been excited for weeks. The only problem is that just like O2, T-Mobile has disabled the Wi-Fi tethering app in their firmware. This makes me a little angry. When I was looking at smart phones and came across the HD2, this was one of my favorite functions. A person from one of the O2 HD2 forums said that you have to download a new firmware that allows this. Which means all the T-Mobile branded things will be gone. Such a waste. Why did they not just leave it alone. The reason is because T-Mobile sales a web to-go USB and if everyone gets these phones then that would defeat the purpose. The greed of some companies just kills me.

    • DotNetCoderAZ

      I suspect that *most* of the users here will be loading a custom ROM and getting rid of the tmo bloatware anyhow. Even so, there are some 3rd party apps out there that will accomplish tethering (PDANet comes to mind).

  • Steve

    Did anyone else catch the slacker radio app pre installed? Slacker radio doesn’t currently support WINMO devices? Maybe that is about to change as well!

  • beej

    So, I got to play around with the sample at my local TMo store. Wow, that thing is pretty big! I love it and will be buying it as soon as it comes out, but it will take some getting used to, size wise. After playing with it, I am even more ready to buy it–how great! I won’t be missing my g1 (not trying to start anything with Android lovers–there are definitely some things I’ll miss from my apps–I’m just more of a WinMo fan).

    If anyone else gets a chance to play with it, I’d say do it!

    At my store, the gal said they just got it in yesterday and were told they couldn’t show it to anyone. But she snuck it out for me. Loved it. I’ll be back to that store to buy it from her. Argh…why is it almost two (rumored) weeks away?

  • randall

    Its official, Im a HD2 junkie, home from work sick but still desperatetly searching the web for release info

  • Joe Pa

    Man….next week is going to be a LONG WEEK.

    • gargoyle999

      At least on the 16th we should FINALLY find out SOMETHING official from T-Mo!!!

  • Oce

    Just called my local and they just got a demo unit in; when they said I could check it out I almost shat myself. I’ll post my take later.

  • manushka

    So i’ve asked three store employees about this phone in the SF area and one is playin dumb ” I do not have any info” etc. One told me nothing new and one made it clear that any sales person showing this phone to a potential customer is braking some kind of Maggie/HTC/Wimo rule and could get into trouble.

    I just want to look at it. Does anyone know of this is possible in my area?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Went to the Market St. store two days ago. Got the same treatment. No HD2 for me to look at. Oh well.

  • phalosopher
  • gargoyle999

    Unbox videos going up then coming down. Release dates posting then disappear. Is T-Mo that uptight?

    Must be trying to save everything for the press party next Tuesday. If all they do on Tuesday is announce release on 24th, no presale and price of $200/$450 it will be a big letdown. What’s with all the secrecy if not announcing something we don’t already know. At least a one week presale! Throw us fans a bone T-Mo!!!!!

    • Joe Pa

      Amen Gargoyle!

  • Reoce Jacobs

    Got a chance to play with HD2. Wow! I really under estimated the size of the phone. I mean, when someone with big hands is holding it, it doesn’t look as big. But I have small hands and this thing is really big. Any bigger and it is definitely too big. I don’t see me purchasing a Dell Mini. Watched the TF movie on it and speaker seemed a little weak. May go back tommorow to spend some more time with it. I will probably still get it even though I’m not sure it will be very pocketable. Not really a fan of gel skins. Are there any good hard shell covers for it, similar to the barely there style case for the iPhone? Cheers.

  • ELle

    why are the posting a video that we cant watch. it’s private…so i cant watch it…

  • G1 USER UNTIL 3*24*2010

    Today I called a few T-mo stores and most of them told me they don’t have a demo phone and won’t have one until the release date. BS!! Other stores told me they have a demo phone but they will only show it to you if you ask about it. I don’t understand what the whole damn secret is about. Do they or don’t they want to sell this phone. Anyways, I played with one today and the phone is big but not as big as i thought it would be, for me atleast. The phone is perfect. Maybe it’s because the phone is super thin. I was thinking about holding back on getting it but after seeing it, no way! The rep told me to give him my name and nbr so they can call me when they get the phone. I thought that was awesome. The rep also told me he will give me the hack to put android on it. I don’t really care about that for now, I just want the phone already! My b-day is the 23rd so this is going to be a great gift :)

    • Joe Pa

      The hack for Android huh? Is that employee also going to give the phone wings so it can fly too?

  • ryan

    this phone better come out on the 24th! i already took work off for it and i sold my samsung behold 2 today! so im stuck with a moto rokr for 2 weeks!!! ps. this site talked me into selling my NEW behold that i had for just 2 weeks so this phone better be better

  • RCornelous

    Gosh…this phone has me actin’ like a crackhead tryin’ to find a fix!! I search online EVERY DAY, ALL DAY for new HD2 news. 11 days can’t get here soon enough!!

  • jorge310

    i walked in to the tmobile store by my house… n the tmobile rep had the new dell netbook sitting out (its black n white)she confirmed it was that one but would not give me info on it she just said it was nice…. n i told her i had a nexus n she said if she could see it… to make long story short she pulled out the hd2 n took photos of my n1 n the hd2 side by side for comparison… she let me hold it n play with it for a few seconds n i have to say that phone is amzing!! she would give me no info on either devices….

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Sold the G1 tonight ($198 & $12 shipping on eBay if anyone is planning on selling his G1). So the Touch Pro2 is gone and now so is the G1. Back to using the Pearl 8120 to tide me over.

    Judging by comments from people who have touched the HD2 I imagine my experience will be the most extreme example of going from one of the smallest smartphones on the planet to the biggest.

  • wacko

    is there lag on the hd2 if any?

    • ssft

      there is lag like no other…think back to the days of the hero roms on the g1..very slow..incoming text messages will stutter any app ur currently running..but you’ll get over it because media and productivity functions are amazing…and swype!

  • Bubba

    I held and played with one of these beauties yesterday, all I can say is you won’t be disappointed!! I can’t wait to get one…

  • patient

    This phone is tempting me even more! I know that ppl argue WP7 is a long way off but I’m just wondering, will MS keep supporting 6.5 platform? I want a phone that I can keep for a long time..

    • DotNetCoderAZ

      Yes, Microsoft has announced support for WinMo 6.5.x for quite awhile. It will be rebranded as “Windows Mobile Starter Edition” and will be the official version for devices that don’t meet the WM7 standards and for enterprise users.

  • phalosopher

    Smh dude up here @ the tmo store @ the mall takes the phone home with him.. asked to peep it and the female rep said: “hey did u remember to bring it back today?” LOL He went to the back and came out with the phone. I played prince of persia and guitar hero that comes preinstalled on it…NICE.. peeped the blockbuster app.. the phone is legit.. and the facebook app was bangin…no lag.. everthing ran smooth..I knew it was time to go when I found myself puttin my g1 on silent to watch transformer2 again and turned the volume up.. LOL the store rep still didn’t know about the release date or price.. I’ve had my “fix” for now until it finally comes out.. (I think lol)

  • NCole

    So I spoke with a T-mobile Rep today and he said a few things:
    1. No Tethering???!!!! Has anyone else heard this???(Because that was something I really liked about the phone)
    2. Not sure about release date but not to get hopes up high for the 24th date(He said thats what he’s seen online)
    3. He’s played with the phone, and its amazing!!!!
    However, If anyone could give me some info it would be great:) Thank you Kindly:)

    • Oce

      1. Tethering is not enabled out-of-box, but easily fixed with a cab install.
      2. 24th March is %99.99 guaranteed release date.

  • NCole

    @ Oce Thank you so much!

  • Flgirll

    FYI – Wirefly has the full video review up on YouTube now!

  • Samsung Intercept

    Is there a summary of what’s totally different between the Intercept at Android 2.1 and the Moment at Android 2.1? The hardware looks to be a lot the same, though the slider keyboards are different. As a Second owner, the Intercept leaves me dissapointed with Samsung because the Intercept seems to have a Android improve path whereas the virtually identical Second doesn’t (left behind at 2.1).