HTC Leo: Hot New Information


We’ve got a ton of new information on the HTC Leo thanks to a thread at XDA, including a list of full specifications. There are some surprises, some mysteries, and some things to drool over. Click on to see.

As a preface to this information, we should mention that the Leo/HD2 isn’t official yet, and that some of this information could just be speculation on the part of XDA forum user B3ler3fonte.

1. The Leo/HD2 will be released with Windows Mobile 6.5.1, which is a new version of the operation system that once again revamps the interface (see our videos for more)

2. The Leo will support Windows Mobile 7 (or more specifically as stated in the Spec sheet: support Multi-Touch capability for WM7 Chassis)…this doesn’t necessarily mean that an upgrade will be issued by HTC, but that it meets the requirements needed to run the operating system

3. The screen is made of glass

4. The Leo/HD2 comes with a 3G to WiFi router utility

5. The spec sheet lists a mysterious “Cinema mode” button on the device

6. The battery is just 1230mAh, which is a bit small

7. The device has an awesome 320MB of RAM, more than any HTC device to date

8. There is no TV-Out

9. The device comes with a magnifier function, perhaps for text entry (similar to the iPhone for cursor placement)

And the specs…


Ultra slim bar type touch phone / Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional


Qualcomm MSM 8250, 1GHz

Memory / Internal Storage

ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 320 MB / HD: 207.13MB

Display Module

4.3-inch 480×800 WVGA resolution / 65K-color / Sensitive touch screen (Capacitive) / Keep support Multi-Touch capability for WM7 Chassis


Internal antenna


Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) / HSDPA / 3GPP Release 5 compliant

Up to 7.2Mbps / HSUPA / 3GPP release 6 compliant / UE category 5, up to 2 Mbps peak rate / EGPRS Functionality / EGPRS class B / Multi-slot class 12 (10 Operator dependent) / PBCCH

Standalone GPS

Internal GPS antenna


Motion G-sensor / Proximity sensor / Ambient Light Sensor / FM Radio

Digital Camera

Main camera: 5 MP Color CMOS with auto focus / 2x LED flash


Volume up and down control / Send Key / End Key (Power Key) / Windows Key / Home Key / (Cinema mode Key, TBD) / Back Key / Reset


Notification by sound, vibration, LEDs or status shown on the display

One dual colors (Green and Amber) LED in the left / lens for PDA event, battery and charging / status


Built-in microphone / Receiver / Loud speaker with hands-free support

Connectivity & Interface

Bluetooth / Version 2.1 compliant with EDR / Wi-Fi / IEEE 802.11 b/g compliant / Micro-USB: / USB 2.0 High-Speed client / 3.5 mm stereo audio jack with mic / 1.8/3V USIM/SIM card slot / microSD card slot with SDHC support


Battery / Removable and chargeable battery, 1,230 mAh / AC adaptor / AC input: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz / DC output: 5V and 1A

Accessories (In-Box)

Quick Start Guide / Travel Charger, TC P300 / USB Sync Cable (Micro-USB to Standard USB) / Battery / Wired stereo headset with 3.5mm audio connector, HS G335 / Premium pouch (Carrying Case) / Car Charger /Car Holder with

battery cover

Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Applications

Microsoft Outlook Mobile / Messaging (SMS/E-mail), Contacts, Calendar,Tasks, Email Set Up Wizard / Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile / Microsoft Media Player Mobile / Microsoft ActiveSync / Microsoft Windows Mobile Update / Internet Sharing / Pictures & Videos / Games / MSFT Zip

File Explorer / Device Management / Security Enhancement / Microsoft Office Mobile / Microsoft Windows Live! / Microsoft Smart Dial / Microsoft Remote Desktop Mobile

Value-Added Applications

Windows Mobile Enhancements / Pictures & Videos enhancements / Ring Tone enhancements Telephony (HTC) Phone Canvas(HTC) Phone Experience Multimedia / (HTC) Camera Album / MP3 Trimmer / Streaming Media Player / FM Radio / Presentation mode / Web / Push Internet / RSS HUB / YouTube Client Social Networking / Input Method EZ-INPUT / Messaging SMS/MMS Client / GPS/LBS Navigation (CoPilot, Papago) / Google Maps / Quick GPS / Support CLL.dll library for indoor positioning andreverse geo-coding / Navi-panel / Calendar to Navi / User Interface (Enhanced Manila) / TouchFLO Footprints / Auto Screen Rotation /

Tools & Utilities

HTC Common Sense / 3G to WiFi router / Task Manager / Text selection (HTC) Connection Setup / OOBE / Voice Recorder / Document Viewer / PDF / OMA DRM Engine / Java virtual machine / Long Press / End Key Confirmation (to shut down) / STK SIM manager / (HTC) Volume Control / Business Card Reader / Document Printing / Magnifier.

(via: WMPU)


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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.