The HTC HD2 reviews are rolling in and Slashgear has published theirâ€™s too. They highlight a few niggles, and was not too happy with the camera quality, but were in awe of the internet browsing capability, calling the device a MID/Smartphone crossover.
Thereâ€™s certainly a lot for the HTC HD2 to live up to. Not only does it have the legacy of the game-changing Touch HD hanging over it, it arguably represents the best chance of ongoing success for the Windows Mobile platform, at least among mainstream consumers. The good news is that itâ€™s a tremendously capable device, though the irony is that HTC have had to throw our or rework much of what Microsoft have done in order to get the HD2 to that stage. Windows Mobile 6.5 still lurks underneath, but HTC Sense all but smothers it in a UI thatâ€™s intuitive and flexible.
Itâ€™s not a perfect smartphone â€“ the camera, for instance falls short of what weâ€™d expect from a flagship handset â€“ but its strengths certainly outweigh its failings. Weâ€™d have difficulty overstating how well internet access is handled, and the HD2 could legitimately be called a MID-smartphone crossover; the combination of speed and screen size comfortably place it ahead of phone rivals. Underscoring all that is decent phone performance and the sort of build quality youâ€™d expect for what will be a premium price. Microsoft can breathe a huge sigh of relief, because HTC have just given them the handset that bridges the gap between now and Windows Mobile 7.
Read their full review here.