updated 02:20 pm EDT, Fri October 9, 2009
O2 UK to carry HD2 in under two weeks
O2 UK has reportedly begun telling customers to expect the HTC HD2 in just over a week. The carrier expects the phone to be available on October 19th, or significantly ahead of HTC's official end-of-month target for the phone. Other carriers have yet to describe their own plans, though T-Mobile is also believed to be picking up the Windows Mobile 6.5 phone in the near future.
The HD2 is regarded as the most advanced Windows Mobile phone to date and brings features that aren't normally possible in the Microsoft OS, such as a large 4.3-inch, capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch gestures. It also brings the latest version of HTC's TouchFLO 3D and replaces most of the front end with interface elements designed for fingers instead of Windows Mobile's usually stylus-oriented controls.