The HTC Touch HD is just about the most compelling device to come out of HTC’s Taiwanese manufacturing plants, and with that disgustingly huge (in a good way) 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen display dominating its front-face, it’s not hard to see that HTC is going for smartphone-gold with the HTC Touch HD. The range-topping HTC Touch HD packs the biggest punch out of HTC’s new HTC Touch lineup (HTC Touch Viva, HTC Touch 3G, HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Pro, HTC Touch HD) – the 5 megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, and 3G (HSPA) data connection make for the kind of capable Windows Mobile smartphone that we’ve come to expect from HTC.
And, with its decidedly lower-end sibling, the HTC Touch 3G, having already been cleared by the FCC, it sure is good to see the FCC green-lighting the HTC Touch HD for the US. Unfortunately, the FCC didn’t get to play with a US-spec Touch HD (codenamed “Blackstone”). The FCC has approved the European variant of the HTC Touch HD – which gives the quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE radio the freedom to roam the US with 2.5G data speeds. The dual-band (900/2100Mhz) 3G radio, on the other hand, limits the HTC Touch HD to high-speed data-networks outside the US.
Still, we’re hoping that HTC pushed their European HTC Touch HD variant through the FCC as something of a warm-up run for their US-spec HTC Touch HD with full support for the WCDMA frequencies we Yanks like using so much.
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