I’ve been licking my lips (virtually, sorry for the visual) at the prospect of adding the HTC Leo, now called the HD2, to my gadget harem. And why not? A 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. A 4.3” WVGA capacitive touchscreen.
However, my enthusiasm has been tempered by the memory of past disappointments. The HD2’s predecessor, the Touch HD, as well as the Toshiba TG01, never supported US 3GSM bands. Sure, both would work in the US, but for data, you were limited to EDGE. Our European cousins got all the 3GSM love. Bummer.
Indeed, the initial specs of the HD2 indicated support for only overseas 3GSM bands. However, Slashgear reports: “HTC CEO Peter Chou has confirmed that HTC will be offering a US 3G version of the HD2 in Q1 2010.” Yippee!
Q1 2010 also may bring Archos 4.3” Android phone, last discussed in Archos Update. If so, it will be an interesting choice. Or maybe I’ll get both!