[Ask Your Questions Here] Questions And Answers for Desire HD Users

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Sep 3, 2009
Los Angeles
[Q] Will this work with T-Mo?

I've recently been debating a switch to Sprint so I could get an Evo. However, the Desire HD has stolen my, well, desire.

I'm wondering if this will work on T-Mo though. Here's what I got from the HD product page on htc.com:

* HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

According to wiki, T-mo "uses the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1900 MHz frequency-band" and "1700/2100 MHz AWS Band for its 3G network."

So, forgive me for being a dumbass when it comes to network stuff. I see they match on 1900 GSM and 2100 HSPA. That means it'll work, right?

Also, HSPA+ isn't another band is it? I know the processor in the HD is HSPA+ capable.

Super excited about this phone. I just hope it'll work with my current service.


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Oct 27, 2005
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Apr 18, 2006
Nexus 7 (2013)
Google Nexus 5
The last time I bought a phone to Expansive, my Blackstone when it came to streets, they were selling it a bit cheaper than MRSP price and the same to the HD2...

But now, they are becoming a lot greedy and are selling phones at the same MRSP prices...

By the way, does anyone knows if there's going to be a page on the wiki for the best selling prices of the Desire HD??


Senior Member
Apr 23, 2009
London, UK
According to a source, the specs of the device found in the official PDF in HTCLON it appears to be an LCD, while on the Desire Z they did mention it's SLCD.

Which website confirmed it's an SLCD?


Senior Member
May 23, 2008
Play.com £469.99 due to release 11th October. Bought sgs for £400 will have to get on contract, My contract is coming to end in Oct hopefully will be available to T-Mobile by then. I hate Vodafone, terrible customer services.
Anyone know which network will be getting it first?


Senior Member
Jun 13, 2010
According to GSMArena and HTC.com, it's a TFT 16M Colors display. Not AMOLED/SLCD or any other ****...

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