Given that T-Mobile stores across the US have all the promotional signage we showed you yesterday ready for next week's HTC HD2 launch, it would stand to reason that they've already got the actual handset too, right?
There's no telling just how many of these Snapdragon-powered beauties each shop has in the back room, but when Chris (our Contributing Editor) visited one of the largest stores in his hometown of Texas and inquired about the unadvertised phone's whereabouts, the manager stepped away from the counter and returned with the properly branded HD2 encased in a nice HTC silicone skin.
Chris was under the watchful eye of the T-Mobile employees as he pawed the 4.3" WVGA capacitive touchscreen, so he was only able to take two quick pics in dim lighting with his iPhone 3GS (below) while the manager highlighted some of the entertainment features of the HD2, namely the inclusion of the Transformers movies (just like in the posters) and Blockbuster rentals. Although the manager was probably supposed to wait for the 24th to show off the phone, he at least stuck to his guns about not selling it until then.
*sigh* Just five more days before the T-Mobile HD2 can take the sad, empty spot in my hands left by the unlocked, unbranded one I sold a few weeks ago. Could time move any slower?