O2 is to rename the Windows Mobile powered HTC Leo as the HTC HD2 when it goes on sale later this month, it has emerged.
According to reports, news of O2’s plans to rebrand the upcoming mobile phone was gleaned from leaked promotional literature ahead of the handset’s official UK launch in the UK on October 12th.
It is thought that the move is intended to highlight the handset’s entertainment capabilities, with the O2 advertisement text noting its suitability for games playing and watching movies in widescreen.
Selling points of the HD2 include a 4.3-inch touchscreen, the largest yet to be seen on a handset, as well as a five megapixel camera with a dual LED flash.
The phone also features the latest 6.5 version of Windows Mobile and a powerful 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset to allow users to access its functions simultaneously with minimum lag.
Recent HTC phones, such as the HTC Magic and the HTC Hero, have shunned a Windows operating system in favour of Google’s increasingly popular Android platform.
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