HTC and T-Mobile at a press event last night in New York City finally nailed down a release date for the HTC HD2. A T-Mobile spokesman confirmed that the new smartphone, which runs WinMo 6.5, will go on sale exclusively at T-Mobile and sell for $199 with a two-year contract.
The HD2 has mustered some anticipation from consumers and tech geeks. The touchscreen device will come preloaded with Barnes & Noble eReader, BlockBuster rent and watch service, MobiTV and in-flight Internet capabilities. However, the recent Microsoft MIX10 event, which spent a lot of time showcasing the coming Windows Phone 7 series operating system, may have squelched a good deal of hype around an HTC smartphone with a lower level operating system.
Additional specs for the HD2 include a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1 and up to 32 GB of expandable SD memory.
T-Mobile also announced that the Motorola CLIQ XT with MOTOBLUR is available starting today at T-Mobile retail locations and online. The Motorola CLIQ XT is the latest Android device for T-Mobile. The phone is available from T-Mobile for $129.99 with a two-year contract.