A few more deets on the HTC HD2, including no PIE multitouch? (at least initially)
Can't get enough of the HTC HD2? Yeah, us, either. Pocketnow got a tip that includes a few more details.
- The HD2 name is good. (So long, Leo codename.)
- The phone will launch in Holland by November, for about $800 U.S.
- As you can see in the picture above, it indeed has a capacitive screen, but multitouch doesn't work in Internet Explorer. That means no pinch-and-zoom.
Presumably that's a current version of PIE running on Windows Mobile 6.5 and not a newer version of the mobile browser — pinch-and-zoom works fine on the Zune HD's flavor of PIE. And we're still pretty doubtful that we'll ever see the HD2 in the U.S. Sorry, folks.
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I guess that sort of makes sense. Perhaps this is another example of a great phone that will be a year old, or more, before it is seen on a US network, or maybe never. As for the Touch Pro 2 units, as good as they are, they also fit into this catagory. It is my undrestanding that they were available in other markets early this year. The carriers are not going to shoot theselves in the foot but the consumers get juked out of a potentially fantastic device. Especially since WinMo is a little behind in the UI department and with this device HTC seems to have really raised the bar.