Cloveâ€™s blogger has published his hands-on impression of the HTC HD2.
He writes that the device felt smaller than he expected, and felt smooth with its edge to edge screen, but felt the buttons spoilt the look somewhat, and that the device would have been better of with touch-sensitive versions. (I would disagree with that).
He felt the phone call quality was OK, as was the camera quality, and felt HTC Sense worked pretty well.
He liked the keyboard, saying it was the first device besides the iPhone where he felt he could use the flat of his finger, rather that the tip to type comfortably. He commended the device on its speed, and said screen rotation was very fast.
He disliked the microUSB port, as it meant he could not use the cables he had already, but recognized that this is the direction the whole industry is moving to.
His final conclusion was:
Without any influence from my affiliation with HTC, I have to say that this device has surprised me. I looked upon it quite cynically as a fan of the Snap and those devices with a physical QWERTY keyboard, I was expecting to be a bit more disappointed. This could be the device that gets me back into touch screen smartphones.
Read the full posting at Clove here.