HTC Touch HD Tri-band, not for US?

Further detailed specs for HTC’s new flagship device have leaked out, and the news (if you are in US or US bound in any case) is not good. The device is only tri-band GSM, without AT&T’s GSM bands, and only dual-band HSDPA, meaning there are no 3G bands for US at all.

The specs are:

Brand: HTC
Manufacturer: High Tech Computer
Expected-Release Date: December, 2008
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 62.8 x 115 x 12 millimetres 2.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches
Bounding Volume: 86.7 cube centimetres
Software-Environment: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Operating System Kernel: Windows CE 5.2
Microprocessor Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7201A
Width of Machine Word: 32 bit
CPU_Clock: 528 MHz
CPU-Core: ARM1136EJ-S
Instruction:Set: ARMv6
Memory Storage:capacity
ROM type: Flash EEPROM
ROM:capacity: 512 MiB, including 327.15MiB user-accessible non-volatile storage
RAM type: DDR SDRAM
RAM capacity: 288 MiB
Graphical:subsystem
Display Type: color transflective TFT display
Display ColorDepth: 16 bit/pixel (65536 scales)
Display Diagonal: 4 ” (101 millimetres)
DisplayResolution: 480 x 800 (384000 pixels)
DotPitch: 0.1083 millimetre/pixel
Audio_Subsystem
Audio Channel(s): stereo sound
Analog/Digital Converter
(Recording): 16 bit nominal quantization
44100 Hz sampling frequency
Digital/Analog Converter
(Playing): 16 bit resolution
44100 Hz holding frequency
Microphone(s): mono sound
Loadspeaker(s): stereo sound
Audio:Output: 3.5mm plug
Cellular+Phone
Cellular Networks: GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100
Cellular-Data;Links: CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA
Cellular:Antenna: Internal antenna
Call:Alert: 40 -chord melody (polyphonic)
Vibrating;Alert: Supported
Speakerphone+: Supported
Phone;Controller: Qualcomm MSM7201A (QDSP4000, QDSP5000)
Control:Peripherals
Positioning-Device: Touchscreen
Primary-Keyboard: Not supported
Directional_Pad: Not supported
Scroll:Wheel: Not supported
Interfaces
Expansion_Interfaces: microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash, SDIO
Supports High Capacity (SD 2.0/HC) memory cards with capacity of up to 32GB
USB: USB 2.0 client, Hi-Speed (480Mbit/s)
USB Series Mini-B (mini-USB) connector
Bluetooth;(802.15): Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate, Internal antenna
Wireless:LAN/Wi-Fi-(802.11): IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, 54 Mbit/s
Internal antenna
Infrared-Gate: Not supported
Multimedia+Broadcast
Analog Radio: FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with RDS radio receiver
Proprietary headset as antenna
Digital Media Broadcast: Not supported
Satellite:Navigation
Built-in-GPS:module: Supported
GPS+Protocol: NMEA 0183
GPS:Antenna: Internal antenna
Complementary_GPS:Services: Assisted GPS, QuickGPS
Navigation;Chip(set): Qualcomm MSM7201A gpsOne
Built-in-Digital-Camera
Sensor+Type: CMOS sensor
Resolution: 2560 x1920 pixels (4.92MP)
Autofocus_(AF): Supported
Optical-Zoom: 1 x
Macro+Mode: Not supported
Built-in+Flash: Not supported
Camcorder: 320×240 pixels , 30frame/sec
Recordable-Image:Formats: JPG, BMP
Recordable+Video+Formats: 3GPP, MPEG4, MJPG
Built-in_Secondary_Digital:Camera
Sensor-Type: CMOS sensor
Resolution: 640 x480 pixels (0.31MP)
Camcorder: 320x240pixels
Recordable+Image:Formats: JPG
Recordable:Video;Formats: 3GPP, MPEG4
Power:Supply
Battery;Technology: Supported
Battery+Build: removable
Estimated:Battery-Life: 8 hours
Battery;Capacity: 1350 mAh
Estimated:Average;Current: 169 mA
Additional-Details
Built-in+accelerometer: Supported

Besides the lack of US bands, there is one further disappointment, in that the device only supports QVGA video recording, be that at 30fps at least, whereas Nokia smartphones have been doing 30fps in VGA for ages now.

If these specs are accurate its likely US comsumers will not see this device for Christmas, but I expect the device will eventually makeit to US shores, be it some months later.

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