T-Mobile HD2 Receives Unboxing Treatment


The last time we saw the HTC HD2 getting unboxed was all the way back in October 2009 with some magical trance music.  Now, the guys over at BGR have scored some unboxing snapshots of the highly anticipated handset with T-Mobile branding and all. Whether it’s releasing the 23rd or the 24th remains a mystery.   Hit the jump for additional unboxing snapshots courtesy of BGR.   Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!









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  • hd2maniac

    i literally just jizzed my pants going through these pics. if this isn’t the iphone killer than i don’t know what is. on my mama i’m so getting this phone. can’t wait.

    • Bobomo

      I don’t think “literally” means what you think it means. Unless you were actually masturbating while looking at those pictures — in which case, you have issues.

      • David, Managing Editor

        Alright, enough with the dirty talk!

    • YanivC

      No offense but people really need to stop saying iPhone killer.
      Why would you want to be an iPhone killer? Thats like saying the only thing we aspire to is making a phone better than the iPhone…. why not… I aspire to making the best mobile experience out there… regardless of any competitor.

      I just jizzed my pants too when I saw these pics.
      I actually getting rid of my Nexus One for this phone :)

      • Pat

        He said, “Enough with the dirty talk!” You guys should get your wienies checked.

  • Bill Berry

    It aggravates me that T-Mobile hasn’t put it’s corporate muscle behind either the HTC Touch Pro 2 and the upcoming release of the HTC HD2 (Leo); however there are now over a million MyTouch3G units sold which is no little number in the scheme of smartphones sold in this country. Yes, Apple has at least 6 million units which have updated to it’s recent OS update and 14.4% of the overall market while HTC is pulling 4.6% and HTC first two month sales are up 10.93% from this time last year (Source: http://htcpedia.com/news/781.html). We’re like the AARP…we’re not a big number but we do raise a lot of noise about our devices. It will be very interesting to see how well this device sells as it appears the Sidekicks are being phased out and this device is being advertised as an entertainment device. I posted a question over on XDA about what the “real world” differences are betweeen the TP2 and the HD2 and the “chef” who makes the EnergyROM for the TP2 as well as the HD2 replied it is 10 times faster in regards to everything it does. I’m sold and will be selling my TP2 as the release date nears.

    One note and it is an important note….I talked to T-Mobile earlier today. Be advised if you opt for a contract they are going to insist on the more expensive data plans if you’re currently grandfathered in the T-Mobile Web data plan. I’m not implying they’ll force you, but keep that in mind if they attempt to enforce this.

    • Kevin

      The reason for this (removal of grandfathered feature) is because when you take a discount on a new smartphone, you sign a contract agreeing to a 2yr service including a REQUIRED data feature. Because the grandfathered data feature does not have the ability to be required, the employee or system must change to a required data feature. The required data features are new features, thus may not have the same pricing as your grandfathered data plan. Its not that they are trying to cheat you out of your grandfathered feature, but rather system limitations that do not allow the requirement of a grandfathered feature.

      In respect to what you said about the HD2, yes, all of the above. It is fantastic and well worth the data plan regardless of whether you get it with a contract or without.

      • FutureGuyKnowsSoLittle

        I know I could find this answer easily, but am lazy and will ask here: T-mo splits the cost of a phone over several months… is that only for subsidized, under contract phones? If I try to buy this for $449 without re-newing, will they split it into payments still?

      • YanivC

        Future guy,
        Yes as far as I read they allow you to purchase in monthly installments for either purchase. I would check though.

      • FutureGuyKnowsSoLittle

        Thanks YanivC

        I’ll definitely double check, but another blog (I think it was engadget?) also had a leak that pricing plans for the phone itself is either $112 over 4 months, or 20 payments of $20… both of which would add up to $450… so rumor wise, looks like its possible.

        If that’s the case, then I might re-think getting this phone. I was going to wait for WP7 and didn’t want to drop $450 all at once (man, I got other gadgets and junk to buy!! lol)… but with a payment plan, I can get the phone unsubsidized without spending $450 all at once, ride out my current contract until WP7 comes, then get a WP7 under contract for discount.

        And then I’ll get sharks w/ laser beams attached to their heads and my master plan will be complete.

      • Kevin


        It depends on what type of rate plan you are on. If you are on a contracted rate plan, and purchase the phone full price, you can still break the phone into 4 payments. If you are on an even more plus plan, you of course have to pay full price for the phone, but you have the ability to break the phone into 20 payments.

        Even without wm7, this phone makes sharks with lasers

  • Blah.Android–

    I think I’ll finally be able to give up the Sidekick.
    Ahh –orgasm; …..damnit

  • enveed05

    All the jizzing aside :-p

    I’m almost convinced. I was considering a N1 until Google got stupid with it’s pricing structure. Google = Fail.

    I’m thinking about an iPhone.

    I’m almost sold. For the WinMo folks out there, a few question…

    What’s out there for apps? Gmai, AIM, etc… I know that Shazaam is out for WinMo which ROCKS, haha…

    What about the GPS? Is there an additional fee to use the GPS built into this phone? Android phones now have free GPS functionality, iPhones do (i think).

    These aren’t hater questions… I’m trying to get enough info to push me over the edge with this phone, it sure does look like an amazing piece of hardware.


    • dante

      They have aim apps, im not sure about gmail apps, i think they might have one, but i know with active sync you can have push notifcations

    • randall

      there are alot of window mobile apps, they just arent centrally located like android, but the app marketplace is growing.The gps shouldnt cost anything extra its built right into the phone, and you have to have a data connection.

      I am just like you, I was very much considering a N1 but out of contract and on a family , this is my next device

    • FutureGuyKnowsSoLittle

      Cant remember what blog I saw it on, but I saw one screen shot that clearly showed Gmail and Google Maps icons… I remember staring at the screen shot and thinking, “This WinMo phone has links/apps for the things I use on my G1 anyway!”

    • bmx2500

      Actually, you don’t need a data connection to use the GPS unless you are using google maps. You can buy TomTom or Garmin software and download the maps onto the flash card. I have both on my Sony x1 and it’s really handy. I am definately going to get the HD2.

  • dante

    Give me now! Soon as I get that email, im ordering it! Next day air! Or maybe even go into the store hmmm decsions!

    Quit talking about I dunno about this cause of winMo7, I’d understand if it was already oout but its not even out yet!

    Also no more “would be better with android”

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  • Wilma Flintstone

    Anybody Notice the Google Maps Program on the HD2? Does this mean glorious Google Navigation? I need to focus on something else so the time will pass faster. But I know I won’t be able to. Crapcakes!!!!

  • Skyline_GTR

    I will be getting my E71 on the market and will be getting HD2 from Tmobile :) … I am just waiting to see what will be the price. It was rummored it will be 199.99 but I am not quite sure about that.

    I plan to get it Tmobile off contract which should be $450 I guess…. Cannot wait :)

  • aa

    It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll have Navigation, as Google Maps has been available for every OS for a while now. I think Google will keep it exclusive to its Android phones for a little bit before giving Winmo users the goodness.

  • Ktwist

    @enveed05 Mmm from what i know, the only navigation is thru telenav, not turn by turn:(

    Regardless this device is amazing and will be a great choice to pic from. Nothing against iphone users but can you honestly buy technology thats already 3yrs old almost. I had an iphone and have moved on, nothing bad about them I just think people should check out other products like the HD2 or Nexus One and so on. You will be much happier with a device that can multitask and not bleed you dry with an expensive rate plan. If your have to get an iphone, at least wait till the summer for the new iphone.

  • Ktwist

    Ps, I meant the google maps is not turn by turn navigation. The Telenav is turn by turn but I think you need to pay monthly for it.

    • just some d?de

      The google maps whice now integrates navigator is turn by turn with voice and its free with street view.

  • just some d?de

    1Gig processor and no multitasking what a waste. At least it will crash super fast.

    • Twitch110

      Whaaaa? You’re confused homeslice.

    • d

      Enough of you and your android crap. Windows mobile does multi task. I am tired of seeing you in all of these HTC HD2 threads with your negative comments that no one cares about. Go into a iphone thread and talk smack about that. Seriously, go away!

      • Joe Pa

        Don’t feed the troll then….

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Man and I was just about to get this phone until you said it couldn’t multitask… but then I remembered that you clearly don’t know crap about this phone. Yeah I said it, WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING OF IT?!?! I didn’t think so. So shut up, pick your bottom lip up off the floor and watch this glorious video:

      HD2 Multitasking

  • DM

    Anyone on the fence like I am between HD2 and waiting for rumored Dell Mini 5? I am dying to get my hands on the HD2, but just saw this on Engadget now it makes me think again about my decision…


    • Joe Pa

      The Dell mini looks too big imo

      • Twitch110

        Agreed. The HD2 is pushing the envelope on size. The mini 5 is not mini at all. That’s a big honker. Definitely not pocketable. No way jose.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      When is the Dell Mini coming out? I may get one due to the front facing camera (I really want a phone that can do video calls). I am getting the HD2 without question but I may get the Dell Mini as well. When is it coming out and how much will it cost?

      • FutureGuyKnowsSoLittle

        Is the Dell Mini really considered a phone? (I’m really asking, not trying to be an ass). I saw the pics and didn’t read too much into it… just looks like another Archos to me.
        I have been wanting a netbook or tablet (no iPads though… ugly crap), but if the HD2 is as snappy and speedy as they say, then getting the HD2 might resolve all the reasons I wanted a tablet in the first place.
        And MS Courier FTW. They better make it.

  • fm

    from my understanding as i spoke to a friend who works for tmobile if you get the htc hd2 phone you dont have to upgrade to the data plan because its only for the android phones dont be confuse with this.. only for the new cliq and G1 phone and my touch require the data plan to be updated..not the htc.. the new htc phone has HD screen, new procressor 1ghz, and screen is 4.5 inches which is bigger than the iphone, alot thinner and personality this phone will compete with nextus..

    • Twitch110

      Here’s yer siiiign

    • FutureGuyKnowsSoLittle

      Not trying to debate you, but I don’t believe that because T-mo requires you get a data plan for the Blackberry Bold. So whatever mandatory data plan rules exists, they are going for newer smartphones in general, not just Android.

  • fm

    I had the Cliq teleneva after 2 months you have to pay for it and most gps you do..

  • tchez27

    Check this out HD2oids! Incase you’re like me and just can’t get enough of this beast of a phone. The HTC website has a 7, thats right 7 minute video about the features of and using the HTC HD2. I’ve personally watched it three times. Have fun! Here’s the link http://www.htc.com/www/product/hd2/overview.html. Click on the green take a closer look button.

  • Michael

    ok, i have a question. i spoke to a t-mobile rep today and they told me that i have a Partial upgrade not a Full upgrade. so that means that $199 is the Full upgrade. what about a partial update how much would it be???

    • Joe Pa

      Your soul.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        MWUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! and a new 2 year agreement.

    • Twitch110

      Depends on how long you’ve been in contract for. I’m only eligible for about $70 off. And i’m about 8 months into my contract. Meh.

    • FutureGuyKnowsSoLittle

      Depends on the phone I think… it’s usually closer to the full price rather than the discount price… I’m thinking at least $300 for partial upgrade… if your that lucky, cause chances are it’ll be more like $369.99 or something like that.

      The T-mo website will tell you… just click on some other phone like you’re going to buy it and see how much they sell it to you for (but you know, dont’ actually buy it, just look at the price).

  • T

    What’s up everybody. We tech support reps for T-Mobile are starting to receive our training on this device. One word, KILLER!!! This phone will compete w/any smartphone on the market, especially w/the features it has. Transformers 1 & 2 preloaded on the memory card (which is 16gb by the way), barnes & noble ereader, mobitv, blockbuster online. The display is gorgeous & crystal clear. Touch screen nice & responsive, & at 4.3 ins, definitely won’t have a hard time seeing anything. The only downfall I can see that customers wouldn’t like possibly is the overall size of the ph. Might wanna invest in a bluetoothe earpiece, other than that, a great phone.

  • aa

    Wow 16GB! Haha they must have spent their advertising dollars on licensing those two big blockbuster movies!

  • vikingfan45

    go for it its the best phone they got

  • dj lu

    Does anyone know if its coming out with the Swipe App pre loaded???


    Yes it is

    • dj lu

      Awesome!!! thx!!


    Those of you looking for navigation, I suggest getting Co pilot. It looks just like a Garmin had live updates and weather, and you can search for poi’s. But the best thing about it is you don’t have to have a data connection to use it. Its stored on your SD card or phone memory and runs straight from there. So with the included memory with this phone there should be no problem. I had this on my tp2, it worked great.

    • dj lu

      do you know how much space does actually take?


        2g I think.

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  • lp894

    I haven’t even TOUCHED the REAL phone…but I did see the dummy yesterday…and it sold me…love at first sight. I’ll be selling my TP2 to get one of these puppies…..or maybe I’ll sell my BB Bold since I could get more for it…I haven’t really decided yet…but I’m selling at least one of them lol! I do like the full keyboard on the TP2 so I’ll have to see how it goes with the lack of physical keyboard before really making the switch. In addition, I’m on my 3rd TP2(due to malfunctions) so I’m pretty sure if I have any more issues, they’d offer to swap out the device for the HD2….generally after 3 devices the offer to swap the phone out, but you’re required to sign a new 2 yr agreement.

  • michael

    Does it come build in 16 gb memory on the phone or it comes with a 16 gb micro memory chip?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I noticed that too Michael, that HTC/T-Mobile called it “memory” instead of “includes 16GB microSD chip.”

      Seems that would be confusing to people who do not follow this stuff, which is about 99.9% of consumers out there, the ones who don’t know the “un-acronyms” for RAM, ROM or SD.

  • Phalosopher

    michael. it comes with the 16 gb mem card.

  • Steven

    I will be there first thing in the morning to pick up my HD2 on launch day. I am coming from a Mytouch 3G which I liked but I have to say I was disappointed with the android apps. The iphone apps are still the best but I cannot stand the phone itself.(Boring). I can’t wait to use the Office apps on that large screen. I can run my entire business from my phone. Does anyone know if there is a barcode scanner app that will work on the HD2? Give us a date TMO!!!

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Well all you “late commenters,” here is what I said on November 9, 2009. :)

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  • Flgirll99

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo……….I want it! I can’t wait.

  • fm

    hey guys it ll be out on the 17th possiblity . but for your information they will relese the 2nd hd2 in april mini hd2 the ones that are being released is kinda little bigger than the iphone but i love it i was playing with it 5 days ago and i cant explain everything to you ha you just have to see it for yourself

  • fm

    A sell rep. who is also a friend of mine let me take the phone home for the night.. as you know the sale reps . they get anyphone before theyre released. so i gotta admit.. wowwww nice phone.. it does everthing i can possiblty image.. so im looking forward to it on wed.. frank