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:


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


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


It’s thicker than the iPod Touch.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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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