HTC HD2 set for Vodafone Spain launch in December

Vodafone Spain have announced that they will be offering the HTC HD2, with the Snapdragon-based Windows Phone expected to arrive in December 2009.  No pricing for the HD2 has been revealed, but Vodafone Spain have said that it will be aimed at their business customers rather than mainstream users.

The HD2 has a 4.3-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, HSPA/WiFi and HTC's Sense UI.  HTC have confirmed that the Windows Phone will launch in Europe from this month – a UK release on network O2 is expected sometime next week, for instance – while a US launch will take place in Q1 2010.

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'Vodafone brings HTC HD2 Windows smartphone to Spain'

Oct 12, 2009 — Vodafone has launched the HTC HD2 smartphone in Spain. HTC's first Windows smartphone running the HTC Sense interface runs on a Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and Windows 6.5 OS and provides access to the Windows Marketplace for applications. The slim handset features a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS. Other features include HTC Peep for Twitter, Microsoft Exchange sync and access to the Microsoft My Phone service for storage. Starting December, Vodafone Spain will offer the HTC HD2 smartphone exclusively for business customers. Users will be able to acquire the HTC HD2 handset at Vodafone shops across Spain, along with a Vodafone mobile internet tariff plan subscription. Customers can opt for Vodafone's Real Mail package available for EUR 15 per month, or for the Windows Mobile E-mail service with a monthly fee of EUR 22.