Color us confused on this one, but there's controversy broiling over exactly how much RAM the original HTC HD2 has. Coming on the heels of HTC USA's revelation that the T-Mobile US version of the HD2 will have 576MB of RAM compared to the European model's 448MB, the suggestion is that HTC purposefully hid 128MB of RAM on the initial model. That's compounded by a purported leaked ROM from T-Mobile's handset, which some users have reported "unlocks" the hidden memory.
HTC don't seem to be having much luck addressing the ongoing SMS problem some HD2 owners are experiencing. After posting - and subsequently pulling - two firmware updates already, it's now time for the third attempt. HTC HD2 firmware v1.66.707.1 is, like the others, intended to deliver "fast and reliable SMS messaging"; whether it does, we'll have to wait and see.
It doesn’t take long after we get our hands on shiny new smartphones before we need some accessories for the thing to make it easier to use and keep the device safe. If you are one of the many users of the slick HTC HD2 handset and you have been waiting for some accessories to go along with it, Clove has full list of its accessories and when they are going to launch.
HTC have pushed out a reasonably significant firmware update for the HD2, addressing in-call voice quality as well as tweaking accelerometer performance. The update apparently improves automatic portrait/landscape orientation flips in the preinstalled Opera browser, together with offering what sounds like gapless music playback from the HD2's mediaplayer.
Update: Antony points out that this update has been around for a while - Thanks! However HTC have also pulled the recent SMS update for the HD2, which users had mixed results with. No word from the company as to their reasons for doing so.
Details of T-Mobile USA's upcoming handset launches have emerged, with TmoNews claiming to have release dates for several Android, Windows Mobile and other devices. Perhaps of most interest is the HTC HD2, previously confirmed for T-Mobile in the Spring and now expected in March 2010; we're also curious about two new HTC Android phones, the T-Mobile myTouch Slide (which looks like it could be a QWERTY version of the HTC Magic/myTouch 3G) coming May 17th, and before that an update to the HTC myTouch 3G (described as v1.2) which throws in a 3.5mm headphone socket on February 10th.
Windows Mobile 7 has been in the headlines this week - and not for the best of reasons - when sources in Asia suggested it might be delayed into 2011, but there's some potentially positive news for HTC HD2 owners or would-be owners. According to an email from HTC's European customer support team to an xda-developers forum member, HTC plan to offer a free Windows Mobile 7 ROM download to HD2 owners "when it is available".
HTC have pushed out a second SMS hotfix for the HD2 today, described as a "new SMS function update". While the description is generic, it's believed that the new update might address ongoing SMS issues whereby outgoing messages fail to send and instead get stuck in the user's outbox.