HTC ‘Leo’ – The story continues

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htc hd 2 If you’re a bit nerdy like me AND you like the latest in mobile phones AND the current iPhone 3GS isn’t quite powerful enough for you, then read on…

The ‘net seems to be falling over itself to report on the new flagship PDA/phone by HTC codenamed ‘Leo’ , (to be renamed the ‘HTC HD2’), due apparently, in October 2009.

Almost 3 times as a powerful as the iPhone; with the largest screen ever seen –  4.3 inches; the new Qualcomm ‘snapdragon 1Ghz processor and the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, we nerds are positively salivating at the thought of this beastie!!!

Better news still if you are on O2 (like me) where the latest buzz is that it’ll be free if you are on a business tariff at around 45 notes a month.

I can’t help thinking that with O2’s exclusive deal with Apple to be the sole provider of the iPhone 3GS coming to an end soon (Orange and Vodafone will be selling them in the future), the HD2, will be the must-have high-end phone of 2010.

The Buzz

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Malatesta and Phil talk up Microsoft’s Project Pink, the deluge of HTC HD2 news and the latest in Windows Mobile. Plus, more of your e-mails and a couple of
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Leo will be Renamed to HD 2 | HTC Phones
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Mobile Phone News 29th September | Mobile Phone Blog – Mobile
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Dubbed the HTC Leo, it seems the final production name for this product is going to be the HTC HD2. Information on specification is still scarce, but once details are confirmed, we will have a full review available here.
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No Touch HTC Leo will be HTC HD2
HTC will drop the “Touch” from their device names starting with the HTC Leo…

HTC HD2 (aka, Leo) launching on O2 UK October 12th?
According to said source, the O2 intranet site lists the “HTC HD2” on its future products list with an October 12th launch date. O2 peeps will immediately

HTC Leo Snapdragon Processor: 300-percent faster than Touch HD
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The Snapdragon toting HTC Leo is looking more and more interesting now that several benchmarks have been announced, benchmarks that could well mean the HTC
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HTC Rumour: Passion with Android 2.0, Leo’s Snapdragon Processor
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As we know, Windows Mobile runs the HTC Leo; this has lead to rumours that Google Android 2.0 would power the HTC Passion. According to Android and Me,
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O2 on iPhone Exclusivity: We’re Proud to Have Had It
Besides the aforementioned Palm Pre, O2 is also rumoured to plan on nabbing the high-end HTC Leo, a Windows Mobile-based device that sports Qualcomm’s
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Digital Compass in HTC Leo confirmed again – actually comes with a
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The latest HTC Leo leaked ROMs however contain an application which makes it very clear the device is in fact equipped with the hardware, and unlike Apple’s version the device will actually come with a useful application out of the box. –

HTC Leo won’t support multi-touch for Pocket Internet Explorer
For those who plan on browsing the web on the HTC Leo with Pocket Internet Explorer, you’ll be sad to know that multi-touch won’t be supported…
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HTC Leo Snapdragon Processor: 300-percent faster than 300 percent
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New Details about HTC Leo (Touch HD2) | HTC Phones
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HTC Leo Snapdragon Processor: 300-percent faster than 300 percent
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The HTC Leo packs a Snapdragon 1GHz processor which ups the game in smartphone performance as benchmarks show that the HTC Leo is over 300% faster than the HTC Touch HD and on all 3D grap[…] read full article. Tags: htc, Mobile Phones
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HTC Leo benchmarked, leaves blisters
Sep 27, 2009 The HTC Leo has already got hearts-aflutter the world over with its high-end spec sheet and huge capacitive touchscreen, but now that some 

HTC Leo could be called HD2, oh and there’s a video of the UI
Sep 26, 2009 The HTC Leo has been churning in the rumour mill for quite a while but it’s all coming to an end – it’s launching in October.

TV: ‘Primeval’ – Back from the dead…

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Picture courtesy of Digital Spy Looks like ITV has seen sense and has decided to renew TWO further series of this show. It was cancelled a few months back at the end of series three, citing ‘ high production costs’ as the main reason for dumping the series. At the time, fans were outraged as it had attained cult status and was a serious rival to Doctor Who during prime-time TV on Saturday nights.

According to Digital Spy, both ITV, UKTV, BBC America and German broadcaster, Pro7 will be involved. Series four will feature seven episodes, whilst series five will have six. All the main cast will return.

Bertie’s out of hospital

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That’s good news! Bertie came out today…

Doctor Who – Sooner than expected?

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David Tennant will appear in the forthcoming kids’ series: ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ (episode 5 and 6) showing on October 29 and 30. I think it’ll air on BBC1 around 4.40pm

Photo courtesy of Digital Spy

Because I’m Worth(ing) it…

Reading time: 4 minutes...room3 We travelled down to Worthing to see Ian and Sharon. ‘Plan A’ was to attend the Foster Carers’ annual bash, but for some reason it had been cancelled and moved to early next year. Still, we already had Edwardian Dreams B and B booked, so we thought we’d make a weekend of it anyway.

We set off almost as soon as Ann got home – around 6pm. I knew from yesterday’s experience, that the M25, where it joins the M11 was going to be bad (because of long-term road-works) and the Tom Tom planning service online confirmed that! So, we headed down the M11 to the A13 heading for the Blackwall Tunnel. That wasn’t much better either! In fact it was a pretty poor journey all round. We eventually stumbled into the B and B at 10.30 – that’s four-and-a-half hours to cover 150 miles… bonkers! Brian greeted us as soon as we arrived, and we went straight to bed!

Birthday Boy! 21 today!! 🙂 I slept well (mainly through exhaustion, I think!) and got around 8 o’clock only to find that the clock in the room was an hour fast! We tucked into Edwardian Dreams legendary ‘full-English’ and then I opened all my cards and pressies that we’d brought with us. Thanks everyone – very much appreciated!! I just realised, I forgot to pack the camera! 🙁

This year, I got cards from:
  • Ann (obviously!)
  • Bev
  • Mum
  • Mae and Denis
  • ‘Shadow’ and ‘Glade’
  • Neil and Debbie
  • Roger, Jane and Oliver

  • Angela
  • Antoinette
  • Carol
  • David and Val
  • Humberto and Lee
  • Ian and Ann 
  • Ian and Sharon (just the envelope!)
  • Jo and Janet
  • John, Trish, Sean and Conor
  • Margaret and Alan
  • Nick and Celina
  • Nicki
  • Paul and Karen
  • Paul and Sue
  • Pete and Diana (Ian and Sharon’s friend)
  • Ralph and Karen
  • Sally
  • Stefan, Debs, Laura and Alex
  • Tom, Julie, Nick, Lewis and Georgina 
  • Ann – Books: ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘What on Earth Happened…’ Chocolate: ‘Caramel’ and ‘Chilli’ (yum!)
  • Bev – CD: ‘E=MC2’ by Giorgio Moroder
  • David and Val – Book: ‘I Never Knew That About England’
  • Jo and Janet – Molton Brown gift set
  • Mae and Denis – Books: ‘World Registration Plates’ and ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’
  • Mum – £50 JL voucher
  • Nicki – Selection of cheeses
  • Paul and Karen – Bottle of Port
  • Roger, Jane and Oliver: DVDs: ‘Torchwood, Children of Earth’ and ‘The Italian Job’ (the original) – both Blu-Ray
It was a gloriously hot day in Worthing and so after opening the cards and pressies we drove into Worthing town for a look round the shops and then headed for Littlehampton for lunch and a walk. As we were queuing for lunch, Ian rang to say that Sharon and Jessica had had a car accident and our plan to all meet up after lunch was postponed. We therefore took our time with lunch (and so did the chef!!) and after eating, we settled on a seat on the seafront for a snooze in the sun – almost a cloudless sky and soooo warm!!!! wonderful.

Then it was back to the B and B for another snooze before Ian and Sharon picked us up for the Chinese meal at 7 tonight. Initially, there was a blip where it looked like the whole thing was off because Sharon would still in hospital, but they discharged her and we were back on!
chinapalace Ian, Sharon and Julia met us outside the B and B and Ian drove us into town and to China Palace, probably the largest Chinese restaurant we’ve ever been in. Spread across two floors it must have seated around 400 people in total. We ate on the upper floor (confusciously called ‘Far East’) and settled in for a night of feasting. It was quiet when we arrived, but soon filled to capacity.

Price-wise, they charged £15.90 for all you can eat and rather than have a buffet where places like this often turn into ‘pigs round the trough’, this had a waiter service. We did well between the seven of us. Two rounds of starters; a duck course and then Ian and I forced down a main course. Three hours later, we were all fit to burst and ready to leave. The portable card-paying machine had other ideas though, and various waiters faffed-around trying to coax it into life after it conked-out mid-transaction. Finally the Manager resolved the problem and we duly paid-up.

It was now 10.45 when we stumbled onto the street. The whole area was packed with ‘young-things’ congregating on the pavement, strutting their stuff, drifting from one pub to the next before, according to Ian, hitting the Clubs. We all decided we felt very old, seeing girls who seemed to be trying out-do each other by wearing the shortest of skirts and the highest of heels. In one case, a girl’s heels were so high (Switch to fetishist mode: Sharon reckoned 5 inches), she was having to hang onto a tree to stand-up – or maybe that was the alcohol! I guess some trees are just born lucky :). The ultimate insult for us was when we walked past a bar and the hostess standing outside DIDN’T offer us a drinks voucher and an invitation to go inside!

Oh to be a teenager again (he said in a Les Dawson type of voice).

We were up about 7ish, and whether-wise, it looks like another hot day down here.and started to pack. We wanted to be away by 9am to get a good run to Mum’s. We also needed some time to get through the B and B’s ‘big’ breakfast! After a quick scoff, we were away by 8.45 and heading up the A27.

We had a good journey to Mum’s (just over the hour). She was in good spirits although her back was playing-up. We left around 10.45 and headed home. The traffic was amazingly light and as a result, we were home by 12.35 – a record!
It’s been a great weekend! We’ve done a lot, seen a lot and the cards and pressies are great! Thanks everyone!


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htc_leo_gold_ddate OK gadget fans – Since Wednesday’s blog about this phone, the internet has suddenly become flooded with more rumours of HTC’s ‘iPhone-killer’. The latest news suggests that it’ll be called the HTC HD2 (which is logical, considering it looks a bit like the original ‘HD’). Rumours also suggest that it’s an October 12 launch… in the UK anyway… and the best news of all (for me anyway!) is that it’ll be available on O2.

No prices yet, but I reckon it’ll be in the 40 quid a month/2 year contract region.

I want one – and I want one NOW!

The Rumours…

HTC Leo coming to O2 on 12 October?
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HTC Leo coming to O2 October 12th?
By admin
HTC Leo coming to O2 October 12th? September 24th, 2009 | Author: admin. htc_leo_01-02. Engadget is quoting a “tipster with a proven past” who states the much anticipated HTC HD2 is coming to O2 as soon as October 12th. –

HTC Touch HD2 (HTC Leo) to launch in the UK on October 12th
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According to a tipster over at Engadget, UK mobile operator 02’s intranet list the “HTC HD2″ (also know as the HTC Leo) as being launched on October 12th. Only time will tell, but I’m not holding my breath. The HTC Leo/HD2 isn’t
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Tipster says: O2 UK October 12 Launch for HTC Leo (HD2) | RSS For
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We have just come across some amazing information about the sexy HTC HD2 aka Leo and its launch date. According to Engadget they have had the amazing news …
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Technology News: HTC Leo will be launching on October 12
By maradona
Resource Engadget, citing a “reliable source” told the release date communicator HTC HD2. According to reports, under this title at the British operator O2 may receive model HTC Leo. This unit has not been officially announced and its
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Bertie back in hospital

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Lee rang tonight – Bertie’s back in hospital, probably for a few days…