Price: $199.99 with two-year contract
Released: March 24
What's that, you say? Yes, it's a Windows Mobile 6.5 device -- and a darn good one. HTC first confirmed plans for the big-screen HD2 phone in November 2009, and it saw its release on these shores -- after already shipping in Europe on Taiwan -- in late March.
It has a 4.3-inch touch screen but is only 1 mm thick, and is the first Windows Mobile phone to use HTC Sense. It also has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, 448 MB of RAM, and support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, along with preloaded content that includes Blockbuster on-demand and six months of free Gogo inflight wireless in the continental U.S.