HTC HD2 Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking

We’ve all heard stories about dropped phones and how destroyed the device was after the fact. Here’s a story where the HD2 is mistakenly left of the roof of a car. The device suffered some pretty bad damage to the screen, which is replaceable, but the physical device was still operational. Check out the video […]

How to Disable 3G on the HTC HD2


If you have a 3G powered phone, but live or work in a location that doesn’t have 3G coverage, you may notice that the battery seems to drain a little quicker than it should. The reason is because the phone will try harder to connect to 3G when the signal is poor or non-existent. This […]

HTC Sense on HD2 will not Allow Birthdates Prior to 1941


Fellow MVP Jack Cook asked me to look into a problem he was seeing reported in the Windows Phone forums about the HTC HD2 birthday field. Basically, HTC’s Sense will not allow you to create a new contact or edit an existing contact’s birthday and set the year to anything before 1941. At first, I […]

Given the Choice Between an iPad and…

With the release of the iPad this weekend I got thinking about whether I could actually use one or not.  I certainly would love to have one but there’s that whole cost-justification thing to get around.  My decision (or rather, my wallet’s decision) was to not get an iPad and to freely cry into my […]

How to Hard Reset the HTC HD2


The hottest Windows phone device available today is the HD2 from HTC. It’s beautiful large screen, fast processor, and ultra-thin design make it a joy to use. HTC’s Sense user-interface sure helps too. So there’s no question that this is the current smartphone that all the other Windows Phone devices will be judged against. So […]

CES: HTC HD2 Coming to T-Mobile this Spring

Today, during the keynote at CES, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that the HTC HD2 will be coming to T-Mobile’s network in the spring. If you’re not familiar with this smartphone, it’s the latest HTC device running Windows Mobile 6.5. It features a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor with a high-resolution 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen, […]