HTC HD2 (unlocked)

The HTC HD2 is a Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone that is currently available unlocked for around $650. However, T-Mobile will offer the device this spring and will bundle it with a bunch of entertainment apps. A specific release date and pricing has not been revealed yet.
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HTC Sense

The HD2 is one of HTC's first Windows Mobile phones to use its Sense user experience. Sense offers a customizable home screen that provides easy access to all your apps and also extends into features like the music player.
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Huge display

The centerpiece of the HTC HD2 is its extralarge 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen. It's vibrant and sharp and offers multitouch support.
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HTC HD2 vs Nexus One

The Nexus One's 3.7-inch AMOLED screen looks rather small and pale compared with the HD2's display.
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Spacious keyboard

The large display allows for a spacious onscreen keyboard, both in landscape and portrait mode.
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Large and in charge

The trade-off of having such a large display is a bulky design. At 4.74 inches tall by 2.64 inches wide and 5.54 ounces, the smartphone is quite a beast and isn't the most pocketable device. The large size will probably be a turn-off to some.
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Thin profile

We have to say though, with its massive 4.3-inch touch screen and all of its feature, the HD2 is remarkably thin at just 0.43 inches.
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Bottom view

On the bottom, you'll find a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port.
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The HTC HD2 is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, auto focus, and video-recording capabilities.
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Picture quality

Overall, we were very pleased with the camera's performance. Objects were clearly defined in photos and even in dimly lit environments, the colors were still bright.
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