More HTC HD2 action for the day

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CoolSmarPhone post part3 of their hands-on action with the HTC HD2 a couple of minutes ago a couple of sample shots taken with the phones 5mpix camera (in low light conditions though).

Source: CoolSmartPhone

HTC HD2 User Manual & Quick Start guide available

HTC HD2 guide
HTC just posted the HTC HD2 user manual and quick-start guide on their support site:

User Manual: here
Quick-Start Guide: here

Muti-Touch is supported in legacy apps as we have seen before:

Source: HTC via XDA-Devs

43 minutes long HTC HD2 video walkthrough

You heard it right, 43 minutes, that’s how long Paul from Modaco‘s HTC HD2 video walkthrough is. So just sit tight, grab something to drink & eat and enjoy the show:

Update: the User Manual and Quick Start Guide are available here

Source: Modaco

Verizon and HTC introduce the HTC Droid Eris for $99

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The HTC Droid Eris is officially announced and introduced today by HTC, making it the second Android phone on Verizon’s network. The device is available in stores and online beginning November 6th for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. As you probably already know this is actually the HTC Hero re-branded and slightly modified by Verizon (like Sprint did two months ago). Here’s the press release:

Bring an Android Device home for the holidays with
DROID ERIS by HTC, exclusively from Verizon Wireless
DROID ERIS by HTC Debuts with Verizon Wireless with HTC Sense Experience and an Ultra-Attractive $99.99 Price
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and BELLEVUE, Wash. – Beginning Nov. 6, DROID ERIS™ by HTC will invade Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the United States, bringing the power of the Android™ platform and the Verizon Wireless network together.   DROID ERIS by HTC combines the popular Android platform with HTC Sense™, a user experience from HTC that makes it easy for customers to stay close to one another and create an individualized mobile experience tailored specifically to their needs.
        DROID ERIS by HTC offers customers the opportunity to customize a seven-panel wide home screen with a wide variety of widgets designed to bring the most important information to the surface.  DROID ERIS by HTC also includes the innovative “Scenes” feature, which allows customers to create multiple home screens, each with different widgets and shortcuts, to transform  DROID ERIS by HTC from a “work” phone to a “play” phone with just a touch of a finger. 
        DROID ERIS by HTC also organizes interactions by person, which makes it possible to access text messages, e-mails, phone calls and even Flickr streams and Facebook updates from a single contact card.
        The unique HTC Sense experience found on DROID ERIS by HTC is supported by an array of the latest mobile features, including:
  • 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen and trackball interface
  • 5.0 megapixel auto focus camera
  • Expandable memory with pre-installed 8 GB microSD™ card (up to 16 GB supported)
  • Supports USB mass storage
  • Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi and 3.5 mm headset connectivity
  • Integrated GPS and a digital compass with a sensor that enables the phone to know what direction it is facing
  • Smart dialer for simplified dialing by name, number or initials
  • Full HTML browser with Flash Lite capabilities
  • Seamless compatibility with Google™ services like Google Maps™, Gmail™, Google Search™ and more

Source: HTC

Strong HTC HD2 demand to boost HTC’s revenue in Q42009

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According to HTC‘s CEO Peter Chou strong demand for HTC’s latest Windows Mobile 6.5 device, the HD2 is goid to lead a squential growth in handset shipments and revenue growth in Q42009.

HTC is currently cooperating with a number of carriers in Europe, including T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone, to promote the sales of HTC HD2 and demand from those carriers is outpacing supply, Chou indicated.

Who said nobody wanted Windows Mobile devices anymore?

New teaser spot:

Source: Digitimes

Samsung Jack finally gets updated to Windows Mobile 6.5

Samsung Jack
Samsung & AT&T are officialy releasing the Windows Mobile 6.5 update for the Jack today. You can head over to Samsung’s support page for detailed instruction on how to upgrade your device here

This upgrade contains several enhancements and features. Highlights are listed below.

Microsoft Windows Phone (Mobile) 6.5 Standard Edition

Windows Phone (Mobile) 6.5 includes new features such as:

- Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Discover apps that unlock the power of your Windows Phone, shop securely with confidence, and download instantly to your phone.

- Internet Explorer Mobile: Internet Explorer Mobile 6 delivers the same high quality browsing and media viewing experience that you’ve come to expect on your desktop computer. If you can see it in Internet Explorer on your PC, you’ll be able to see it just as well on your Windows Pphone, whether the content you want is on YouTube, a game using Flash animation, or on a social site like Facebook or MySpace.

- AT&T WiFi: Automatic access to over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide is available on the Samsung Jack and is included in select smartphone data plans. This allows for fast and easy downloads of your favorite music, streaming videos, games, and more.

- Vlingo for Windows Phone: Instantly send a text or email message, call a friend, search the Web, open native applications and more, all by speaking into your Samsung Jack Windows Phone.

Source: Samsung via Twitter

HTC HD2 photo galleries

Several blogs have posted pictures of the HD2 today so I will just link to them. First Engadget posted some HD2 vs iPhone comparison shots here followed by CoolSmartPhone here and SoloPalmari here.

That’s all folks.

T-Mobile & Samsung unveiling the Behold II on November 12

T-Mobile & Samsung are set to unveil the Samsung Behold II Android smartphone on November 12. This device is basically the US version of the Samsung Galaxy which is already out in Europe, the major difference being that the Behold II will feature Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top od Android.

samsung-behold-ii (Small)

Source: IntoMobile

Verizon HTC Droid Eris unboxed

The BGR just posted the first ever unboxing of Verizon‘s HTC Droid Eris (HTC Hero). It doesn’t look that much different from Sprint’s HTC Hero other than the capacitive buttons under the screen. The Phone is scheduled to launch on November 6th alongside the Motorola Droid.

Source: BGR

HTC HD2 launch event video

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Here’s the video of today’s HTC HD2 launch event in Taîwan featuring HTC’s CEO Peter Chou (who at one point compares the HD 2 to the iPhone).

Here you can see Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer recieving a customized version of the device (with his name on the back):

Source: YouTube

14 minutes long HTC HD2 video review

The Italians boys at uplaod a 14 minutes long review of the HTC HD2. You see the usual unboxing action, boot-up and full UI walk-trough:

Here’s a video sample captured with the device: