Virgin Media gets HTC HD2


Virgin Media has struck a UK partnership with HTC in a move that will see the HTC HD2 added to its range.

The HD2 is the first branded phone from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer to be made available through Virgin Media, and marks the start of an expanding range of high-end handsets. It is available for free on a £30 a month, 24-month contract.

The HD2 comes, which runs off the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, comes with HTC Sense, HTC Sense interface, which works a user’s particular social networking and communications services into a customisable homescreen.

It comes with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1GHZ processor and built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and FM radio. It also has YouTube, Facebook and Twitter integration and a microSD slot for expandable memory, as well as a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth.

Virgin Media director of mobile Jonathan Kini said: “The HTC HD2 is a stunning handset and the first-ever HTC-branded phone ranged by Virgin Media. Its launch kick starts a new range of high-end ahndsets coming to Virgin Media, perfect for mobile internet, social networking and entertainment on the go.”

HTC UK, Ireland and South Africa executive director Jon French said: “HTC is known for producing great phones that offer consumers a unique mobile experience. Our close relationship with Virgin Media continues to grow, and we are pleased to be able to help it kick off the New Year with such a fantastic deal.”