HTC HD2 from Tata DoCoMo in India from Dec 15

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 15:28 by Tech Correspondent

HTC HD2 touchscreen phone will be available at Tata DoCoMo stores from December 15. Tata DoCoMo has started displaying the Windows Mobile smartphone from HTC at its outlets from December 8, 2009.

HTC HD2 photo

HTC HD2 photo

Tata DoCoMo has not announced the price of the HTC HD2, but in the UK, it sells for around 550 pounds. In India, by currency conversion alone, the HTC HD2 should be priced around Rs 40,000, unless Tata DoComo subsidises the phone with subscription models. However, there is no HTC HD2 on the HTC India website so far.

Some of the catchy features on the HTC HD2, to be available exclusively on Tata DoCoMo in India, include a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, and dual LED flash and social networking capability.

Tata DoCoMo announced on its website that all postpaid customers of the HTC HD2 3G phone will be eligible to use 500 MB free data every month, for six months. For this, one has to SMS WINDOWS to 54321 from the HTC HD2 handset, Tata DoCoMo said.

The offer will be valid while the user is in the Tata DoCoMo network, or while roaming. However, while roaming in a non Tata DoCoMo-network, 10 paise per KB will be charged. For international roaming, the charges will be Rs 5.50 per KB.

Tata DoCoMo said that after the six months’ of free data, the regular rate of 1 paisa per 1 kb in Home Network, and 10 paisa per 10 kb in Tata DoCoMo Roaming & Non Tata DOCOMO Network will be applied.

Tata DoCoMo also said that the free data plan is ONLY for HTC HD2 buyers. If the customer uses the SIM card with free data plan on any other handset, the service may be terminated. Clearly, the company’s intent is to promote the HTC HD2 mobile phone alone.

The HTC HD2 is one of the latest 3G phones in the Indian market. It features GPS, WiFi, and comes with email integration. The mobile phone has a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and runs on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform.

Tata DoCoMo, which is a joint venture of the Tata group and Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, will be the first Indian telecom operator to bring the HTC HD2.

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