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T-Mobile details HTC HD2, 21Mbps 3G modem

updated 07:45 am EST, Tue February 16, 2010

HD2 and webConnect Rocket get special T-Mo models

T-Mobile today outlined its plans for two high-end 3G devices due to reach its network next month. The webConnect Rocket will be the US carrier's first 3G modem to take advantage of its new HSPA+ network. In the areas where it's supported, the USB adapter will have the option of up to 21Mbps downstream with 5.76Mbps up; in practice, HSPA+ networks usually deliver closer to 7Mbps down and over 2.5Mbps up.

The stick will have a microSDHC slot to double as storage and will work with both Mac OS X and Windows PCs. T-Mobile doesn't have pricing but expects the Rocket to ship next month.

Extra details have also been supplied for T-Mobile's version of the HTC HD2. While its main difference from the original is native 3G, the first American model will have Barnes & Noble's e-book app and video apps from Blockbuster and MobiTV preloaded. It will also come preloaded with both live-action Transformers movies preloaded and half a year of free airline Wi-Fi from those carriers that use Gogo.

The 4.3-inch, Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone is only set to be available "this spring" but is widely expected to be ready as soon as March.

(image via jkOnTheRun)

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Cool

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    it's really nice phone

    I just baught my HD2 about an hour ago. Love what I see, and looking forward to getting my hands on the rom side of it.

    I begin using windows mobile starting with the T-Mobile Shadow. That was wehn I first learned about Windows Mobile. As I was a computer technician then, and still am, I soon began to work on making the Shadow's rom better for all users. I created themes mainly, and am still the only themer for the 6.5 ROM that has been put onto the Shadow.

    I then got the LG Incite, and started off by making themes. I quickly began to learn how to do more however, and a few months ago I began to create ROMs for the Incite. My Incite rom is currently one of the most stable Incite ROMs. I am currently developing another incite ROM based off my first, but this time with more resources and customizations.

    I have been a computer technician for over 4 years now, that is just the professional side of my skills. Before the pro side computer modding and hacking was just a hobby I did that became very helpful when trying to get past security features at the high school.
    I love windows mobile and look forward to getting to know you all, and be a bennefit to the community.

    BTW, I came across it's a must see for HD2 owners.

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