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    Guess What Comes After the HTC HD2? The HD2 Pro

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    We know HTC very well. We can say with a very high level of certainty that after the release of the HD2, there will be an HD2 with a slide out keyboard, possibly called the HD2 Pro. Think about it: along with the Touch Diamond came the keyboard version for the professional user, the Touch Pro. And along with the Diamond2 came the keyboard version for the professional user, the Touch Pro2. See the trend? Each generation HTC releases a core flagship device without a keyboard (among other niche devices), then changes the form factor to appease those that crave a hardware keyboard. And this will undoubtedly happen with the HD2. Read on for more...

    So imagine a razor thin HD2 Pro with a large 4.0" capacitive screen (for the HD2 Pro, HTC will probably reduce the screen size to keep the device pocketeble and to maintain an acceptable width for the keyboard). Thanks to the popularity of the Touch Pro2, the HD2 Pro will also have a tilting screen, plus other productivity features that only HTC can dream of.

    When would this happen? Considering that HTC unveiled the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 at Mobile World Congress in February 2009, it's logical that they'd choose that same event as the launching point for the HD2 Pro. It took four months for the Touch Pro2 to hit shelves after its announcement, so that brings us to the summer of 2010 for the HD2 Pro release. Also, because the HD2 Pro will support the Windows Mobile 7 chassis, we expect the HD2 Pro to launch with Windows Mobile 6.5 then get a free upgrade from HTC in the Fall of 2010 when WinMo heads out of the gate.

    Yes, all of this is speculation, but knowing HTC, this all seems pretty reasonable, if not likely. Or, we can just wait until the next HTC leak =D.

    Thanks for the rendering, @billerr!
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    Just so you know, the image above is a mock up of what it might look like

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    ...One more for my collection of HTC Pros. Looking forward to the Windows 7 though !
    Hope it does what it promises to do...
    Thanks for the headsup pdx !

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    That is a very valid point made. If that is the case; HTC will use this as a WM7 flagship device. Cause its looking like the HD2 will not get WM7 at all.

    That would be very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmatts View Post
    Just so you know, the image above is a mock up of what it might look like
    The image looks outstanding.
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    I did not think any WMo device running 6 dot anything would be eligble for WM7 due to navigation/button issues? I thought I read a statement where upgrading current devices posed a problem b/c navigation was so much different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srl7741 View Post
    I did not think any WMo device running 6 dot anything would be eligble for WM7 due to navigation/button issues? I thought I read a statement where upgrading current devices posed a problem b/c navigation was so much different.
    I have info that confirms this ! Compatibility problems will probably render a WM 6.x hardware platform useless or at least very limted ...something like the difference between a first gen iPhone and the newer models.
    WM being what it is and always has been, will not really care in updating their older software which always has had specific models built for it ! Íntegration is not their business sense!

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