BARCELONA, Spain, and BELLEVUE, Wash – During a press conference at
Mobile World Congress today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the creation
of a comprehensive mobile entertainment experience for the upcoming
HTC HD2, available exclusively in the U.S. from T-Mobile this spring.
Offering the largest touch screen on a smartphone in the U.S., the new
HTC HD2 will come ready with access to millions of eBooks, movies,
television programs and more.
The slim and sleek HTC HD2 comes equipped with an industry-leading,
high-resolution 4.3-inch capacitive touch display, a blazing-fast 1GHz
Snapdragon™ by Qualcomm processor, and support for T-Mobile’s
high-speed 3G network for a fast mobile data experience. Designed by
HTC, the HTC HD2 is also the first Windows phone with HTC Sense™.
“T-Mobile is committed to offering innovative solutions to connect,
inspire and entertain our customers through the power of mobile
technology,” said George Harrison, vice president, marketing product
innovation, T-Mobile USA. “By combining leading innovation in the
world of entertainment with the large screen and processing power of
the HTC HD2, we’ve created a unique and powerful mobile entertainment
Consumers will have access to a complete entertainment package
consisting of pre-loaded content and new pre-installed applications.
In addition to the device’s array of built-in multimedia applications,
the HTC HD2’s top entertainment features include the following:
* Barnes & Noble eReader application puts the world’s largest
eBookstore in your hand with access to more than a million eBooks,
newspapers, magazines and your Barnes & Noble digital library
everywhere you go. Enjoy reading on the largest screen available for
eReader smartphone software.
* BLOCKBUSTER on Demand® application is for discovering and
downloading the hottest new releases on the go. Blockbuster’s
first-ever video download application on a smartphone allows consumers
to buy a movie on one device and watch on another connected device
through Blockbuster’s library.
* MobiTV mobile application offers consumers access to live and
on-demand TV on their phone — including news, sports and
entertainment. Favorite channels such as MTV, NBC, COMEDY CENTRAL,
ESPN and more are available for HTC HD2 consumers to watch at home or
away. Plus, when HTC HD2 consumers subscribe to MobiTV, their first 30
days of service are free.
* Paramount Pictures’ popular films “Transformers” and
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” come pre-loaded on the device’s
memory card and optimized for viewing on the HTC HD2’s high-resolution
* Gogo® Inflight Internet service offers consumers who purchase
the HTC HD2 an added bonus: up to six months of free in-flight Wi-Fi
access on their device, with Internet access on 2,500 daily flights in
the continental U.S. and growing.
“With an ultrafast 1GHz processor, crisp, vivid 4.3-inch screen and
the hallmark HTC Sense user experience, the HTC HD2 represents the
ultimate fusion of power and usability,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice
president of HTC America. “By building on this highly capable platform
with a wide range of mobile entertainment options, HTC is helping
deliver a multimedia powerhouse to people looking to enhance their
“Windows phones offer flexibility for people who want to get the most
out of life — work and play — with no compromises,” said Andy Lees,
senior vice president, Mobile Communication Business, Microsoft Corp.
“The HTC HD2 is an ideal phone for people who are always on the go as
it gives access to the things they care about most. Whether it’s
music, TV, Internet or e-mail, they have what they want, when they
In addition to the comprehensive entertainment features of the device,
the HTC HD2 delivers advanced phone features including Windows Mobile
6.5 operating system, GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn
navigation from TeleNav GPS Navigator™, a Web browser, a pre-installed
16 GB microSD card, and an advanced 5 megapixel autofocus camera with
dual LED flash for capturing images, even in dim conditions.
The HTC HD2 is expected to be available in the U.S. exclusively to
T-Mobile customers this spring. More details will be available at
3G coverage is not available everywhere. For information about
T-Mobile’s 3G service, device features, or the offers and services
mentioned, see T-Mobile.com.