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HTC HD2 (aka Leo) reveal tipped for Tuesday

HTC HD2 (aka Leo) reveal tipped for Tuesday

We probably shouldn't be too surprised, what with Windows Mobile 6.5 making its official debut tomorrow, but according to ai.rs' source HTC will be taking the wraps off of the HTC HD2 (aka HTC Leo) on Tuesday too.  The 4.3-inch Qualcomm Snapdragon smartphone won't actually be anywhere near shelves tomorrow, mind; we'll apparently have to wait until the end of October or the start of November for that to happen.

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T-Mobile HTC Touch HD2 “coming soon” catalog leaks

Having heard talk yesterday of the HTC HD2 getting a release on UK carrier T-Mobile (as well as earlier mutterings regarding an O2 launch as well), now an anonymous tipster has delivered what looks to be a screenshot confirming it.  Dropped into CoolSmartPhone’s inbox, the image (which, we have to say, would be pretty straightforward to mock-up if you were so inclined) names the Windows Phone as the HTC Touch HD2.

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HTC HD2 also getting T-Mobile UK release?

Having been seen in UK carrier O2’s upcoming phone catalog, there’s now talk of the second operator to offer the 4.3-inch Snapdragon based HTC Leo smartphone.  According to CoolSmartPhone’s sources, the Windows Phone – which is expected to be branded the HTC HD2 – has begun to show up in T-Mobile UK’s internal systems.

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O2 catalog lists upcoming HTC HD2

O2 catalog lists upcoming HTC HD2

The tricky thing about printed catalogs is that they require some preparation, and that generally puts them into plenty of peoples' hands.  One such leaky person has handed over an upcoming O2 catalog to Engadget, with the first official listing of the HTC HD2 (aka the HTC Leo) we've seen so far.

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HTC HD2 (aka Leo) benchmarks trounce Touch HD

HTC HD2 (aka Leo) benchmarks trounce Touch HD

Windows Mobile 6.5 may not be provoking all that much interest compared to rival platforms, but one device which is certainly perking up attention is the HTC Leo, aka the HTC HD2.  Tipped to arrive in October, the 4.3-inch flagship smartphone's prize is its 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; now one beta tester has released some benchmarking for the handset, and it's looking to be a real stormer.  The HD2 ousted HTC's Touch HD in 3D graphics performance by around 300-percent.

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HTC HD2 (aka Leo) launch details leak; no multitouch in browser

HTC HD2 (aka Leo) launch details leak; no multitouch in browser

What looks set to be HTC's new flagship, the HTC HD2 - aka the HTC Leo - seems even closer to release, at least according to a slide dropped into Pocketnow's inbox.  The slide, in Dutch, suggests that the Leo will indeed be branded the HTC HD2, while their tipster confirms that it will arrive in the Netherlands at the end of October.

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O2 to launch HTC HD2 (aka HTC Leo) on October 12th?

O2 to launch HTC HD2 (aka HTC Leo) on October 12th?

Pinch of salt time, but one of Engadget's "trusted tipsters with a proven past" has been in touch to say that the HTC Leo has been spotted on carrier O2's intranet site.  Listed as the HTC HD2 - as the branding has suggested in recent leaked photos - the Snapdragon-based smartphone is apparently tipped to arrive on October 12th.

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HTC Leo spotted in wild again; no compass or TV-out

HTC Leo spotted in wild again; no compass or TV-out

Having seen the HTC Leo frolicking with the HTC Touch Pro2 and the Diamond2, it only seems fair that HTC's Android-powered Hero should get a turn in the leaky spotlight.  Over at xda-developers, a purported beta tester of the Leo has been sharing some first impressions and the images to go with it.

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Acer F1, HTC Leo coming Q4; more Snapdragon phones from ASUS & Inventec

The latest DigiTimes rumors are in, and this time they don’t seem all that unlikely.  According to industry sources in Taiwan, Acer’s F1 and HTC’s Leo – both using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz chipset – will each drop in Q4 this year, complete with Windows Mobile 6.5.  They also finger ASUS and Inventec as developing Snapdragon-based smartphones, though those are unlikely to hit full-scale production until the first half of 2010.

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HTC Leo – aka HD2 – gets second wild sighting today

HTC Leo – aka HD2 – gets second wild sighting today

The floodgates have burst - or at least sprung far bigger leaks than before - and the in-the-wild shots of HTC's upcoming super-smartphone are proliferating.  Next up with the HTC Leo is Greek site Techblog.gr, who managed to grab some hands-on time with the 4.3-inch Qualcomm Snapdragon WinMo 6.5 handset.

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HTC Leo in wild: capacitive touchscreen confirmed [Update: Video]

HTC Leo in wild: capacitive touchscreen confirmed [Update: Video]

We're still not sure how they've managed it, but ai.rs have acquired a pre-production HTC Leo - the company's upcoming 1GHz Snapdragon smartphone - and have sat it down for a serious photoshoot and screengrab session.  Top of our list of questions was the Leo's screen type, and sure enough HTC have used a 4.3-inch multitouch-capable capacitive panel for the Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone.

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HTC Leo multitouch display gets video demo

HTC Leo multitouch display gets video demo

While this may simply look like someone trying to catch a small fish next to a Windows Mobile phone, you might be more interested if we told you that the phone is in fact HTC's mysterious, unannounced Leo and the fish-pinching is actually a multitouch demo.  Over at PocketPT.net someone managed to score a Leo prototype, and shot a brief video demonstrating its new touchscreen skills.

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