The HD2 Release Date Game Continues, Coming March 23rd?

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At this point, the round robin release date game for the HTC HD2 is getting a little tired and we should preface this post by saying we can’t confirm this info.  We were confident of a March 24th release date after the leaked retail slide. After that, a leaked Blockbuster Video press release also stating March 24th, further verified the leaked slide info.  Then, of course, we had a little birdie whispering in our ear that maybe, just maybe, we might see a middle of March release date.  Now T-Mobile has decided to go and tease us with their familiar, “coming soon” page which lends further hope to a close release date.  MobiTV, one of the included multimedia apps on the HD2, has posted on Twitter that their app will indeed be included on the device which is set for release 3/23 as pictured above.  We assume that MobiTV is pretty good at what they do and that this is no accident.  Nobody, of course, will complain about the phone releasing one day early, but let’s just hope this isn’t an accident or someone is going to get fired over this.

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  • Ahh

    This is crazy lets just leave it as a mid march release

    • justme

      Just to let you guys know.I went down to the local store and asked if the had the demo for the hd2.I got to play with it and to put it in one word….IT’S SICK.
      So worth the money….

  • aLb3Rt

    this is so much bs going on now. just give us a damn date and we should be set. “””” to tmobile – dyo want sell the phone or what?! “”””” lol

    • gargoyle999

      I agree..at this point they need to just give us the official date and price. It’s past the point of building excitement and anticipation. Now it’s starting to annoy. But I’m buying one anyway!

  • BBSwany

    Most definitely NOT the 23rd. T-Mobile drop devices on Wednesday. It’s how they always do it. A day early makes no sense. It’s either the 17th or the 24th.

    • Joe Pa

      This.

    • Ahh

      yeah your right the mytouch3g launched on a Wednesday

      • Kevin

        Yeah, there is an occasional monday launch here and there, but almost always wednesday.

    • nutzareus

      My BlackBerry Bold 9700 dropped on November 16, 2009. That was on a Monday. That’s not how they always do it. Get your facts right, back away from the crack pipe.

      • BBSwany

        Ok.. Let me rephrase.. CONSUMER launches are almost always Wednesday. Business and Enterprise accounts can come earlier. *takes another hit from his “crack pipe”*

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Interesting although I’m still hoping for a March 17th release. Here’s to the Early Release of the HD2 which actually is the incredibly late release.

  • gargoyle999

    Could be a typo…

    • Chris

      My thoughts exactly…

  • zoth

    I would like google/nexus one to watch this very carefully, because it will be a hit and they should follow. This is the way they should have released the nexus one. To bad google I love android but HD2 would be a better deal for me.

    • Steven

      This. I want that N1 on EIP!

  • http://i-appreciate.org alt-mobile

    March 23rd or 24th. Big difference…

    Fox News = Puke

    • epic

      exactly fox=absolute garbage.

    • epic

      will definately get it once it does arrive although uninstalling that app don’t want fox news lies anywhere near my phone !!!

      • http://i-appreciate.org alt-mobile

        I mean seriously, T-Mobile is teaming up with Fox News? The hairs on my arse deliver better and unbiased news than Fox News does…

        Anyways, I can go on and on about how there is no real “news” channel left in the world (everything on TV now is opinion), but this is a cell phone forum so yeah, I won’t…

        Can’t WAIT to see what QWERTY Keyboard phones T-Mobile is coming out with this year (Android or WM)…

  • Jonny

    Well from a friend who works for T-Mobile and has the phone already, MobiTV will be an extra $10 a month for the service.

    Phone was a bit awkward when I held it the first time since it’s so big, but you get used to it. No MobiTV for me, Slingplayer all the way.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      I second that. I’m getting Slingplayer. If MobiTV is an added cost, I won’t be using it. Jonny, Have they gotten Slingplayer to work with WinMo? I know it works on Symbian but I haven’t seen it on WinMo before. Are there any video’s showing it on WinMo?

  • JulioG

    si man

  • Bdar

    Yahhhhhh!!!

    No confirmed date or price makes Bdar crazy!!!!
    No confirmed date or Price makes Bdar crazy!!!!
    No confirmeD date or priCe makes Bdar crazy!!!!
    No c0nfirmed date or price makes Bdar cr@zy!!!!
    No confirmed date / price mak3s Bdar crazy!111
    No confirmed date ore price make-s Bdar crazy!!!!
    No coNfirmed date or price maKeS bdar CRAZY!!!!
    No confirmEd date oR price makes Bdar crazy!!!!

    I’m moving to Europe!

    • Oreo

      Gawd save the queen lol

    • Davidohio

      Price was confirmed days ago. $199.99 on a 2yr. Realease date is March 24th.

  • tato22

    yeah man wa gwan

  • TmoNinja

    March 23rd at 11:59:59 PM? I kid, I kid.

  • anon

    it’s released on the 17th

  • http://none dahbossontop

    hey guys since now Tmo is droppin yahoo and getting Google. do yall know if the HD2 will have navigation from google>?

    • CO_Yeti

      haha, the HD2 has opera and IE, so you get your choice of google, bing, yahoo, or whatever else you might like. funny how microsoft has some of the most “open” products out there now…

  • t-beat

    Remember this comment guys. The HD2 is delayed to the first week of April YES delayed remember you read it from me not from this blog.

    • ndy500fan

      Give concrete proof or don’t even bother starting rumors.

    • TheDude

      There’s no major android device launching in March. We all know T-Mobile caters to it’s little baby android… so with no Android they’re clear to launch March 24th with no reason to delay.

      Touch Pro 2 was delayed because of Android though.

  • Davidohio

    Fox news sucks. Bill O’rielly is a dick.

    • sorandkairi

      CORRECT, I CANT STAND HIM OR THEM! I think that the world, lord please forgive me, would’ve have been a better place if he had DIED!

  • vic

    T-beat the phone is not delayed. I have no clue what you are talking about or where you got your info but I know for a fact that it will be released on the 24th of this month. So remember this post and not this crazy guy T-beat.

  • Oce

    Check out this vid guys! Now I’m totally flabbergasted and really stoked about the potential for the HD2! This is going to be one sick device!

    http://pocketnow.com/tweaks-hacks/how-to-dual-boot-windows-mobile-and-android

    • efjay

      Complete waste of time and effort, would not want that spyware, data mining OS anywhere near my HD2.

      • Oce

        Yeah, but for those of us who like Winmo and Anroid this is going to be like having your cake and eating it too!

    • ahh

      damn that is sick im going to turn my hd2 to android hopefully

  • Tig

    I just want my phone :( Plz

  • sam

    the phone is coming out march 24th

  • sam

    oh and the device is AWESOME trust me ;).

  • sam

    interface is wonderful, processor is blazing, and best of all, its an entertainment center in itself..maybe the best phone t-mobile has come out with yet!

  • Double U Dee

    I’m not a marketing genious but who is actually advertising the HD2? The only reason I know about it is that i’m looking to upgrade to a new phone and I read Engadget from time to time. No one I know has no clue what an HD2 is. Even the local T-Mo store doesn’t know a whole lot about the phone. When I mentioned it coming pre-loaded with Transformers 1&2, they had no clue about it.

    I just don’t understand how such a high end phone gets no marketing and we can’t even get a direct answer on release dates and OS upgrades. I know the 24th date is what’s going around but that’s only due to “leaked” info. Being that it’s only 2 weeks away, are they just going say it’s officially coming out on the 23rd with a 24th release date? I just don’t get it…

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      See my other post on the “why” of all this.

      Even thought people interpreted my post as dissing the HD2 (I was not, especially since I am getting one) I continue to believe that T-Mobile does NOT consider the HD2 debut as that big a deal.

      It’s kind of a specialty item, not something that would be appealing to the mass market.

      I mean, look at the posts in here and elsewhere:

      “It’s too big.”

      “It does not have Android.”

      “It’s too expensive.”

      “it’s outdated.”

      “It’s not a big deal, it’s been out since last year.”

      “It can’t be upgraded to MS’s new operating system.”

      The list goes on and on.

      Mainly, however, I suspect T-Mo is putting its limited advertising budget into the holiday debut of the new Windows Phones 7 Series.

      And I don’t care what anyone says, debuting a phone in March? Who the hell thinks of buying phones in March, about three weeks before tax time.

      March-April are the absolute worst time to debut extravagant products (say what you will, one does not buy an HD2 to make phone calls. A $30 Net10 prepaid like I just bought my parents will do that. And that phone came with 300 minutes included in the price!

      • Double U Dee

        I guess now that you’ve put it that way, it actually makes sense with the advertising. It’s not really a game changer like the Iphone was and not really a newer OS like the Droid. I’d never really heard of the original HD phone that came prior so that should tell me something. They’re probably assuming that whoever is going to buy it already knows about it and if they get additional sales through word of mouth, even better.

  • DavidB

    I visited my local T-Mo store today. They got the full roll-out info on the HD2 yesterday from corporate via email link. My sales guy swung the monitor around so I could get a look. It listed all the software selling points (Blockbuster, MobiTV, B&N eReader, etc), the increased ROM and RAM for the US, etc. Sample phones will be arriving in stores no later than next Wed. the 17th, and all store staff feature training must be completed by March 24.

    Sure sounds like a 24th rollout to me. He’s calling me as soon as he gets a display unit so I can get a feel for it.

    • beej

      Argh! So close! I am so buying this! Can you believe that I’m using some inheritance money to get this? I think my uncle would be SO proud! Hehe.

  • sam

    trust me, you guys are going to LOVE the price point for the phone. it is DEFINITELY an entertainment powerhouse, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me lol

  • Ann

    Stopped in to a retail location over the weekend, where I got to ply around with this new phone :) I also got a little information that they will be changing signage in the window on the 23rd for an upcoming event on the 24th! Doesn’t take much to put one and one together :) Let’s just hope they do something about thier plan prices!!

  • Eric

    I was in the State St store in Chicago on the 14th inquiring on the HD2 and was told by the staff that it will be released on the 17th. Demo was already in store when I stopped in…