HTC HD2 Confirmed for US Carrier–T-Mobile Anyone?


A while back we showed you that nice little leak, where it is clearly pointed out that the HTC HD2 was coming to T-Mobile USA. Today HTC has confirmed that the HTC HD2 will be arriving to the U.S Q1 2010–T-Mobile anyone? And by the looks of it, the HD2 will be sporting Windows Mobile with HTC’s lovely Sense UI. We already have the Touch Pro II, and this would be a great addition to T-Mobile’s Windows Mobile handset lineup. If you missed the unboxing video click here to check it out. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope this bad boy lands on T-Mobile USA early 2010. Feel free to express your thoughts/opinions in the comments! Will you be getting the HD2 if it comes to T-Mobile?


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  • Akulamenuri

    No, I won’t be getting this device. I know HTC and Windows Mobile have been good friends for a number of years but now that Android has arrived its time for you two to go separate ways.

  • Sgt. Cell

    HTC and T Mobile USA, make this happen. You owe me for the outage yesterday!

  • Galen20K

    I cannot wait to play around with this soon! With this and the Possiblity of the SE X10 2010 is going to be an Exciting year for T-Mobile! Now lets just roll out that HSPA+ like PRONTO!

  • ncvaun

    Does anyone know if this phone will be UMA enabled/capable?

  • niididy

    Tmobile flagship-worthy I think!

  • DMC

    As excited as I am about the HD2, I saw one of the videos where it has a heck of a time with regular WinMo apps (the video showed Pocket Informant) since WinMo is not designed for a capacitive screen. Hope this gets fixed.

  • BDot

    Very intriguing device. Now if they only dropped one with Android….

  • Megabonix

    Exactly, drop Android on this phone and i’ll camp out overnight to buy it. WinMo = FAIL.

  • moondog

    X10 is NOT coming to Tmo. HD2 looks good for Tmo though.

    X10 deos NOT have Tmo 3G bands- the initial report was wrong.

    Tmo will NOT offer a $900 phone.

  • eli_the_great89

    Sounds great….now if this really hits T-Mobile….let’s hope they don’t change the body klike they did with the Touch Pro II.

  • adrian

    i’m in for sure. the only device that excites me in a long time.

  • M3M0R13S

    I will be getting this beauty! Sorry folks no andriod on this beauty, only till it get’s modded by some one.

  • alex

    There won’t be any Android on the HD2, the CEO of HTC said so, but if you haven’t used WinMo in a while you should give it a try again. This phone also meets the specs for WinMo7 so you’ll probably be able to upgrade (with the help of xdaDev) when winmo7 comes out.

  • Bill48105

    Here’s to UMA on (almost) every TMobile phone but fat chance at that after they dropped the unlimited wifi-calling option on the new plans. Unfortunately seems TMobile is abandoning UMA and will likely release a femtocell box like all the other carriers. Like Faves, they were probably fearful of abuse and UMA was ripe for that with them not being able to control where you made phone calls from & a logistical nightmare for things like 911. As far as Faves, google voice likely scared the crap out of them but who knows maybe it’ll come back (unlimited add on option I mean not the fancy smancy quick dial crap) but maybe limited to 1000’s of minutes instead of unlimited. Or call it unlimited but have disclaimer in TOS a limit.

  • abi

    I hate to say it but I remmver reading a lil while back that there was a leak of verizon on phones and there was an htc Leo in there system which is the htc hd2. So idk I do know tmobile uk will be getting it but here in the USA might be verizon not tmobile. I may be wrong but we will see

  • Ernie

    I am torn by this!

    Should I get the New Behold 2 coming out or just wait til htc-hd2 Comes out!???

    Anyone help would be great!

  • 30014

    That is one sexy phone. If only it had android instead of winmo.

  • bad_andy313

    @moondog check out phonearena. They they have specs for two different variants of the x10.
    One includes the 1700band umts

  • acsteffy87

    only thing that would really excite me is
    1. Droid
    2. This device with android
    3. iPhone

    just bought the iPhone 2g and even though its an old model its still an amazing device, and its WAY fast compared to android. But Android still has my heart

  • IwantToKnow

    if this device does come to tmo i will get it as long as they dont crap up the phone like they did to the tp2 till this day i still get up set when i see pictures of the verizon version

  • Kickstar13

    Let’s all keep our fingers crossed!

  • Aldo

    I want to get the Nokia N900. The N900 is the phone for me . Nothing even comes close to the Nokia N900.

  • alex

    The Leo is a different device and there is nothing (yet) that points to it showing up on Tmo.

    What did Tmobile do to the TP2, besides a different grill on the back it is identical to the European version.

  • J-Hop2o6

    @ Alex

    he’s prolly talkin about the front with the bottom 4 hard buttons and maybe the ear speaker and the chrome ring..

    but oh well, its still a nice phone with that smooth brown color they put on it.. i should receive mines from UPS in the next couple of hours.. i can’t wait =)

  • Tim

    Love the hardware, hate the OS. Make it work with Android and you’ve got a winner! Til then, I’ll pass.

  • so nice, I’m prolly getting 3 or more phones next year, this, xperia x10, and n900

  • JB6464

    @alex , left the 3.5mmm jack off the unit,chose butt ugly brown as the color,and by removing the front bezzel it looks square faced and dull.
    The Leo was a code name for the future HD2,same 4.3 capacitive screen and specs.


    Arriving to the US. Yes. That’s a definite. I heard from my friends who work for AT&T the HD2 will definitely be there. That’s a given. In T-Mobile’s case…..not likely. The carrier notorious for carrying bottom of the barrel handsets will probably pass on this one for something more Sidekick-like.

    As far a UMA goes…you’re phone shouldn’t need the assistance of wifi if T-Mobile expanded coverage areas. UMA is a lame gimmicky feature that only serves as a crutch to the network.

    Keep wishing….your dreams will be Dash’d. Maybe T-Mo will will settle for one of those.

  • Bill48105

    Well perhaps I misspoke & you see the glass as empty.. UMA is SOO much more than you claim. For one, consider getting coverage in areas where there is NO cell coverage, not even TMobile like in remote areas with only internet. Free calling from a hotspot in another country or in the bomb shelter your dad built. Point is WiFi is EVERYWHERE and although UMA isn’t the most ideal solution to increasing coverage consider what you get (got) for $9.99/month. EVERY line on your family plan making unlimited calls as long as on UMA for $10/month! Granted phone selection sucks and battery life drops a lot but that is another story. The alternative is using more minutes, no signal at all (basements, some buildings etc) or femtocells like the other carriers got. Remember that some like Verizon have NO unlimited add-on and ATT is $29/month additional for that (unless you have other ATT services) on top of high-cost special equipment that you need to buy for every location you want additional coverage vs any old wifi router. (imagine buying a $200 femtocell box for every location you want better coverage) And no T-Mobile doesn’t have great coverage in many places but no cell carrier covers everywhere, especially inside thick buildings or in the boonies.

  • Peter

    I am so excited about this phone!

    I am happy that HTC released this phone with Windows Mobile. If it was an android phone definitely I had to pass.

    Many of those friends who went with T-mobile android phones in last 2 year are not happy about it especially after they saw my HTC Touch Pro2. Many people just get excited when something comes out from Google without even knowing anything about it!

    Now that HTC HD2 is Windows Phone I am in without any thinking. Now only if it comes to T-Mobile I will get it for sure!

  • Ernie

    The more I look at it the more I want this baby!!!

  • Todd

    So what will this bad boy cost? I want it, but wont be able to upgrade…hopefully it is under $700, but I doubt it

  • Ernie

    So its coming out on T Mobile for sure right!?

  • Ron

    I’m not a fan of WinMo, but this would be a huge feather in the cap if T-Mobile was to bring this into the fold.

  • chester

    i am excited about the hd2. i hope it comes to t mobile.

  • mike

    Needs to have android AND sense UI then it will be perfect.

    I’m still wondering why all the NICE HTC phones are still overseas. USA’s watered down phones really put a limit to USA’s technology.

    So embarrassing to see people in the UK with plans that have unlimited talk text and data, pay only around 50 US dollars and get the phone for free….go usa….

  • Ron

    I agree with you about UMA. I work in a building where I get very little if any cell phone signal. But with the UMA feature, it allows me to use it as if I was outside the building. It is a feature that I look for now when shopping for phones. It’s a must have.

  • Bill48105

    Exactly. And although femtocell’s are nice in some circumstances do you really think your company would buy one for EACH cell carrier so employees get coverage? Or that every company/business/home will buy one of each carrier’s? Definitely not. WiFi is everywhere so it’s a great solution to expand coverage without proprietary femtocell’s being needed. Now if all the cell companies had compatible femtocell’s then it would be another story but until then UMA is the solution for expanding coverage inside. It would have done much better if more phones had the capability & TMobile would have advertised it better.

  • hi!

    don’t get your hopes up people. When’s the last time honestly that TMobile delivered something of this caliber. There WILL be a catch., either…..
    a) it won’t be for tmobile
    b) it’ll be $6,000
    c) it’ll come out at the end of next year by which time this will be a free prepay device the other carriers are laughing at

  • Voodoo Child

    I really hope tmo get this phone! I need this phone in my life, NOW!

  • just some dude

    Windblows mobile, no thanks ill pass. its all about the android

  • Oz

    As much as I’m gonna hate myself for doing so. I think I’m going to have to leave the android for this phone. This phone is beautiful period.

  • FILA

    can you imagine how much this would cost on the Even more Plus plans now, lol. It has a snapdragon processor, very slick phone but no matter how you flick the screen, its still a WM

  • Todd

    Fingers crossed that T-Mobile doesn’t tweak the design if it does land here….

  • alex

    The 3.5mm headphone jack wasn’t taken off by Tmo, it was added on by some US carriers. I don’t consider picking a color and removing some chrome crapping up a phone. (I’m glad they left the chrome off, in a few months people will be complaining about the chrome starting to chip off)

  • alex

    According to Psot #26 here:

    Someone has handled the prototype of the Tmobile HD2

  • Bruce

    I went into a T-Mobile store yesterday to get my son the Cliq. I have been wanting to get the Touch Pro 2 but when I saw the HD2 I started thinking that I might wait. Well I asked the fellow in the store about the rumored HD2 and he just gave a half smile and said he isn’t allowed to comment. Later I asked about battery life of the Touch Pro 2 because the HD2 spec is up to 12 hours for music play back. He said that the Touch Pro 2 would last about 4 hours. Then oddly, he elaborated and said that the new 1G Snapdragon processor and better battery design and optimized software help get much better use of battery life in the HD2. Hmmm. I am sure he could have read up on the phone on his own but he really seemed curiously versed in the divice and did finally comment saying that if I know anything about the HD2 and were considering getting it, that if I was to hold out I wouldn’t be dissappointed

  • alex

    @Bruce, Sounds like he might have just read up on it online, maybe he even follows this site. I don’t really know how much Tmo tells their employees ahead of time, but hopefully he did have inside info and was giving you a hint.

    It doesn’t seem likely that the HD2 will go to any carriers besides Tmo. All of the big four companies have their high end business phone in the TouchPro2 and Blackberries. Sprint just got the Hero, Verizon is getting the Eris very soon, and ATT has the Iphone exclusively until June. So the three of the big four companies all have their hip/multimedia/young people high end device.

    Right now the only phone Tmo has that can to compete with the Iphone/Eris/Hero is the myTouch, and it is pretty easily outclassed by all three. It makes sense for Tmo to add a high-end phone.

  • JB6464

    @ Alex , i know the 3.5mm jack was’nt taken off. Tmo decided to be in such a hurry to be first to release the TP2 they did’nt include it. So verizon and Sprint’s CDMA version got it after everyone complained they wanted it. Then of course AT&T’s GSM version did’nt get it, they did’nt care because their Iphone is their flagship.
    I know it’s just ones opinion on the chrome bezzel, but to me it looks naked and flat without the rounded edges of the bezzel.
    And lets not forget when you need accessories for Tmo’s version, they won’t be the norm to get.

  • NiiDiddy

    I wish they’d have an Android version – but let’s stop beating a dead horse as it’s not gonna happen! HTC has made that very clear…something similar was posted on this website about it awhile back. Besides they claim they have other future HD2-esque devices that will run the Android OS.

    Having said that I love this phone, and if I can get my hands on it, I’d play with it and see how much further I might like it besides what I have seen/heard.

    Besides that, I think I will remain loyal to Android…

  • Huggosz

    No way! why would you want to ruin this phone by dropping android in it???? android is way inferior, ive used it and its too simple too boring too limited, i return my mytouch phone within a few days of purchase and got the tp2 instead, i can flash between roms, install ANY application i want from different places (unlike android limited by only androlib market place and by region) lets just put it like this, if we were all in highschool android would be for 9th graders (self explanatory, simple, easy to use) and windows mobile is made for 12th graders (more advance stuff) I dont expect you to understand, but if you own a later windows mobile phone and you’re a xda developers fan you know what im talking about.

  • Nathan

    Oh yeah, I will be getting this phone. I am so excited for a nice device to finallly be sporting such an awesome OS. Bring it on… Oh, and at any price is fine with me.

  • Relle

    I would definitiey get the HD2 if Tmo left the device in it’s original design. The outer changes of the TP2 was not that big a deal until until I compared it to the other carrier’s version and founf that they also had software removed. So it was not like the european version. I mean something as simple as the program called audio booster (some user’s complained about sound quality). Of course they would remove the MP3 Trimmer because they are big on selling the ringtones and dont want you making your own. I tried out the Verizon version and compared it to the Tmo version. Verizon was better and had maintained most of the european version specs. So, if Tmo butchers the HD2, i would rather buy it unlocked or wait for another carrier to pick it up.

  • John Smith

    AT&T needs to have this phone. It’s amazing. I want it so bad. Down with iphone and up with HTC HD2!

  • hey did you get any new news about the htc hd 2

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  • Slind

    I called Att customer service and they had no knowledge of the phone, I explained what I was hearing ( about T mobile)on the web and they put me on hold to call HTC. The HTC told the Att cusotumer service person that something exciting was comming to Att( the Tilt II had already been released.) and go to their website . After hearing this I decided to wait on buying an unlocked model. I got this info about 2 weeks ago, if I was not getting my chain yanked then maybe both companies are getting the phone.

    Att cancelled another model from HTC that was to be released “the Lancaster” If they were releasing the HDII it would have killed the Lancaster sales quickly. The Tilt two has a keyboard so it would be different enough to survive.

    Just some thoughts.

  • Anthon

    I would like to know if I purchased an unlocked HTC HD2 would all its features work on T-Mobile USA? I don’t want to wait until next year. If it does not can it be updated one the US gets the phone or will I be stuck with a half working phone? Please help me out I have to have it.

    • Bill48105

      Yeah like Kickstar13 stated everything will work except 3G. I’ve used MANY unlocked phones on both TMo & ATT and the cool thing about GSM was compatibility for GSM/EDGE/GPRS with phones *and* carriers but unfortunately that went to hell with 3G since there are so many different standards around the world. But rest assured if you have an unlocked phone that detects your network & autoconfigures the settings EDGE/GPRS will work assuming you have a compatible data plan. (Otherwise it will still work on other unlocked phones you’ll just have to program in the wap settings) 3G only works if the phone you have supports the 3G bands of your carrier which for TMobile essentially means an official TMobile released phone where ATT has had the luxury of quite a few HTC branded phones that run on their network as well as others like Europe. I am REALLY hoping that LTE will bring on a new day of compatibility & put all this 3G incompatibility crap behind us but somewhere somehow someone will prolly F that up. lol

  • Andy

    Anthon: I’ve asked the same question on another board, I was told that all the functions would work fine, EXCEPT FOR THE 3G IN U.S. So yes, you can get that HTC HD2 and drop in your sim chip and you’ll be good to go with T-mobile (GSM).

    you would have to rely on wi-fi for browsing the internet. I don’t know much else. I still have questions of my own of course. Like for example, how does EDGE work? would I still need 3g for EDGE? or is EDGE something separate??

    Anyways, hope someone with more knowledge in the area can drop by and help. :)

    • Kickstar13

      If you purchase an unlocked HTC HD2, you won’t be able to use 3G data, but will still have access to T-Mobile’s EDGE network. EDGE is a little slower than 3G but you will be able to use all the same features 3G offers, besides the faster internet speeds.

      • grayhawk

        does tmobile have 3g i thought only tmobile’s Edge? well if they do much better

  • grayhawk

    I can’t wait to get my HTC HD2 on my hands….


    YYYYEEEESSSS!!!! I want one!! Been waiting I hope i comes true. Sounds like it will be to late to be a Xmas Miracle. Please come through for us T-Mobile!

    • JT

      I dropped T-Mobile after 6 years with them. I was sick not able to find any decent WM phone with 3G. It took them for ever to come out TP2 which is not my candy and I couldn’t put up with Andriod. I’m sick of buy phone from ebay without any warranty or support. I’ll come back to T-mobile on heartbeat if they ever release any phone like HD2. Hopefully they come through with nice device like HD2 before it is ancient news.

    • JT

      I dropped T-Mobile after 6 years with them. I was sick of not being able to find any decent WM phone with 3G. It took them for ever to come out with TP2 which is not my candy and I couldn’t put up with Andriod. I’m sick of buying phone from ebay without any warranty or support. I’ll come back to T-mobile on heartbeat if they ever release any phone like HD2. Hopefully they come through with nice device like HD2 before it is ancient news.

  • BusterCherry

    Here’s a noob question I hope someone can answer.

    I play internet poker. Is there a phone (ie the HD2 or n900)out there or upcoming that supports any/all software (or vice-versa) like a laptop would for mobile gaming? If not, would an MID or one of the upcoming tablets (archos, apple, etc) allow me to play, or should i consider a netbook for a portable poker station? TY much.

  • JGadget

    when I get a release date i will plan to sleep in front of T-Mobile in order to get mine asap!

  • Forest

    I will switch from ATT to any other carrier who has HTC HD2.

    • Me too. I have a TMObile account, and an ATT. Been with TM for 6yrs, and ATT 3yrs. I’ll drop my ATT and pick up whoever has this phone. Can’t wait.

  • Jray

    wow first The Nexus One NOW this WAY TO GO Tmobile i guess sticking with you for 6 years hasnt a mistake afterall ! IM SOO GLAD where finally getting the types of phones Att and verizon has soo question is.. Nexus One or HTC HD2??

    • Jray

      *wasnt not Hasn’t

  • Bdar

    2 questions:
    1) I’m with ATT and will likely switch to whomever gets the HD2, but I’ve heard bad things about TMobile in my area. Supposedly they share lots of coverage with Sprint, and if you are in both’s area, Sprint’s towers win out and you’re considered roaming even if in your own house. Anyone know how TMo’s coverage works or if they are purchasing Sprint as I’ve also heard rumored?

    2) If this phone only comes out for TMobile in the US, and I then get an unlocked US version, will the 3G work on other US networks?

  • Naveed

    This a gr8 phone, reading about the specs this is going to rock the 2010 mobile world

  • coolfx35

    I’m from Sweden and I’ve had my HTC HD2 for more than one month now.
    Do you know there was a special forum dedicated for our beloved phones, yes, it’s
    The HTC Hd2 is my third HTC device and man it’s great! I knew it had twice the clock speed compared to my Diamond but could never imagine the difference to be that huge.

    Anyway, I know a little bit about WM and can hopfully help people.

  • yoyo

    Hell yess thaat phone is sick! buhh come on anything buhh Tmobile!..if it really juss comes out on that carrier thats gunna SUCK!!

  • I just ditched my Incite for the Tilt 2 (AT&T) All I can say is WOW this is a better phone! I see lots of messages here regarding the TP2, is this a different phone completely, or is it just the Verizon version of the same phone with slightly different interface? Was there a Tilt 1? I am trying to get accessories and want to make sure I don’t buy the wrong stuff.