The tipped O2 UK release date for the HTC HD2 of October 19th has come and gone, with no sign of the Windows Mobile 6.5 uber-phone on shelves. However, there is at least one mention of the HD2 on O2's site: the Windows Phone is an option in the carrier's accessory pages, though so far there's no sign of any actual accessories.
That at least looks like confirmation - in a roundabout way - that O2 will be offering the HD2. The previous launch date came, we were told, from customer services, with several callers being informed that the HD2 would arrive in the week beginning October 19th. As for HTC themselves, they've only been saying October, though not confirming any networks as yet; a US launch will follow in Q1 2010.
The HTC HD2 has a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen running at WVGA resolution, and is powered by the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Connectivity includes HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and - in a first for an HTC Windows Phone - a microUSB port; it'll also be offered with an optional in-car kit, though that's not expected to hit the market until December.