HTC’s 2010 leak: Our analysis – buy a HD2

Now that we have seen HTC’s H1 2010 Windows Mobile line-up, what can we make of it?  The first if of course that HTC is stepping back from Windows Mobile, at least until Windows Mobile 7, releasing more and more interesting devices on the Android platform.

The second is the death of the high-end, with all the smartphones sporting low-resolution screens, average cameras and the minimum of features. None of the Windows Mobile smartphones feature digital compasses for example. The only new feature of note is that 2 of the 3 devices have capacitive screens, again indicating this technology is likely to take over going forward.

The only novel form factor from HTC is the HTC Trophy, which appears to be HTC’s first Windows Mobile Professional device with a front-facing QWERTY keyboard (making it a rather tall device) and with a VGA screen quite well-specced for the form factor, which may make buyers interested in the HP Glisten hesitate.

However, the overall conclusion is however that if you want a high-end handset, there is nothing worth waiting for in the next 7 months – buy a HTC HD2 now.

What do our readers think?  Are you disappointed by HTC’s new rumoured devices?  Let us know in the comments below.

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