HTC Touch HD: The True iPhone Rival?

Looks a genuine contender to the iPhone and BlackBerry Storm / Thunder / whatever-it's-called...

While HTC has had many pretenders to the iPhone throne, it could finally be coming up trumps with this latest leak…

According to MoDaCo, the so-called ‘Touch HD’ will send shockwaves around the industry with its native WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) touch and widescreen display and kitted out spec list which includes a five megapixel camera (no flash), WiFi, GPS and (shock+horror) a 3.5mm headset jack!

Other notables are a zippy 528MHz Qualcomm 7201A processor, microSD/SDHC expansion slot, large 1350mAH battery and iPhone comparable dimensions of just 115 x 62.8 x 12mm. Apple, in your face?

Or is it?

Obvious points still to consider with the Touch HD are a lack of any substantial native memory (other than the 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM), the continued need for a bundled stylus and that old chestnut: Windows Mobile 6.1. Of course the latest version of TouchFLO does eliminate a number of the troublesome OS’s most irritating problems, but it isn’t the full cure by any means so we’ll have to cross our fingers that HTC has yet more tweaks in store before what I’ll assume is a Q4 release.

Come HTC, stick on Android instead and I’m sold…

via MoDaCo

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