The entertainment focussed HTC HD2 is officially on sale today on Vodafone and is available for free when customers sign up for a two-year contract at £35 per month.
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, the handset stands out chiefly for its industry-leading 4.3-inch touchscreen that promises to dramatically improve the mobile media experience.
The HD2 is also home to a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which lets users access its functions simultaneously, and offers users the chance to customise their handset’s homescreen with widgets.
Vodafone’s cheapest tariff that offers the handset for free is priced £35 per month and entitles buyers to 900 minutes of anytime calls as well as unlimited text messages and landline calls and unrestricted internet access.
Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer at HTC, said: “At HTC we believe that the best things in life should be experienced, not explained,' said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.
“HTC Sense is based on this principal by making the phone more simple and natural to use and by enabling people to personalise their mobile experience in their own unique way.
“The HD2 melds the power and flexibility of the Windows platform with the most advanced phone we've ever created.”
The arrival of the phone comes as HTC recently embarked on a massive promotional push for the HD2 and its seemingly ever-expanding range of Android mobile phones.