The HTC HD2 is the best Windows Mobile phone we’ve ever had the pleasure of using, with all credit going to the brilliant hardware for making an often clunky OS feel as sprightly and joyous as a little bunny. But WinMob 6.5 is (sort of) a thing of the past with all eyes now on Windows Phone 7 and to celebrate, the HD2 could be back as the HD7, complete with an all-new spec!
Spotted in an O2 document, a phone named the HTC HD7 is scheduled for release on the 18th October this year, a date right in the middle of the period when we’re expecting the new OS to hit the European market! Now, we realise that this could be seen as a bit of a stretch, but who doesn’t dream of a new, improved HD2?
You don’t? Well, that may change when you read these specs. Starting way back in January, RedmondPie discussed a HD3 – a name thought to have been abandoned in favour of the more brand-aware HD7 – with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.5″ screen, 8 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, HD video and an HDMI port; a spec that popped up in various places through March, July and then reappeared again last week.
Unfortunately, they all correspond rather well to a fan-made HD3 concept phone which appeared on WMPoweruser, and subsequently many other places back in March, so they should be treated as a strict wish-list only.
So what of the HD7, sans unlikely specs? Well, the O2 leak could be real, which means we have just over a month to go until we find out for sure what the 6HTHD7XM, or HTC HD7, really is.