Unboxing the HTC HD Mini

I just had the opportunity to get a hold of HTC HD2’s little brother, the HTC HD Mini. It’s simply a smaller version of the popular HD2 and also runs on Windows Mobile 6.5.

Here are some unboxing photos that I took if you’re interested in those sort of stuff:

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The HTC Mini from the box. Still looks big in this photo. There are 5 dedicated touch buttons in front.

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Here’s comparing it to my iPod Touch. It’s smaller in height.

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It’s thicker than the iPod Touch.

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Only the volume rocker occupies the left edge. No buttons on the right side like a dedicated camera button typically found on other phones.

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On top is the Power/Sleep/Lock button. You can also barely see the 3.5mm audio jack underneath.

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The back shell has a slight rubbery feel to it that will help you get a good grip of the phone. There are fake screws (don’t need a screwdriver to remove the back plate) on the four corners as well. There’s the 5mp auto-focus camera lens as well.

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Removing the back plate is a bit tricky. To do so, peel off the back plate from the top. Don’t worry the shell has a bit of elasticity into it. Once removed, you will be greeted with the yellow innards.

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Insert your sim and your optional microSD card. You can use up to a 32GB microSD. Nice!

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Aside from the smattering of manuals and other documents, you will also get a hands-free earphones, a USB cable which can also be connected to an adaptor for outlet charging.

There you have it. The HTC HD Mini. I’ll write a full review of the phone soon once I get my hands dirty with it. In the meantime, here’s my first impression on the HD Mini.

Here’s the full specs:

  • Qualcomm MSM 7227, 600MHz
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional with HTC Sense
  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
  • 3G and WiFi connectivity
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • AVI video playback with Windows Media Player
  • microSD expansion slot (up to 32GB)
  • Facebook integration, Friend Stream, Flickr, Twitter, Video Sharing on YouTube
  • Php29,200
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