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HTD-HD2We’d heard rumblings of the HTC HD2 being in short supply, and now Vodafone has confirmed it will no longer stock the mega-screened Windows Mobile device, ditching it ahead of a raft of new launches next year.

We’ve had official word from Vodafone on the fate of the HTC HD2 this afternoon, with a spokesman stating “We are not re-stocking the HTC HD2 for general consumer sales once current stock runs out. We have had a massive amount of interest in it, and our initial stock sold out quickly. Subsequent deliveries have been used to fulfil backorders, but we are not looking to re-stock the device.”

Explaining the move, our man at Vodafone said the HTC HD2 didn’t have a place in its line-up, purely because of other devices edging it out in the coming months. And, yes, the iPhone on Vodafone was mentioned.

“Looking at the range of smartphones we have, and with more coming over the next few months, including the iPhone, we’re confident that we continue to offer the broadest range of devices to our customers,” Vodafone’s spokesman said.

The move follows huge demand for the HTC HD2, which saw the handset selling “like hotcakes” in its first few days on sale. However, with Vodafone’s iPhone settings now available through iTunes, we have to wonder whether the network is focusing all its efforts elsewhere.

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  • xb mc

    Vodafone have been a joke with the way they have treated customers ordering the HD2. They have been misled daily. Even now, their website states the following:

    The phenomenal HD2 is proving extremely popular. We are doing everything we can to ensure the next delivery is prioritised for Vodafone customers. The next delivery of the HD2 is currently expected mid-December.

    Order yours today, and we’ll make you a priority customer.

    Even HTC confirmed just a few days ago that Vodafone would not be discontinuing the HD2.

    This stinks of backhanders to stop the biggest rival to the iphone.

  • drew

    Maybe they are worried about network capacity, too many smart phones on the system!!

  • Jenko

    Vodafone will replace the HD2 with the HTC Passion. Very similar phones, but the Passion runs Android.

    • http://www.gravatar.com James Holland

      You reckon? I’m not so sure… seems like the iPhone is where their focus is at the moment.

      • http://www.electricpig.co.uk Ben Sillis

        Why have just one flagship consumer smartphone in your stable (Other than any contractual issues about how many you need to sell)? I like that O2 have several: the iPhone, the Palm Pre AND the HTC HD2.

  • novak84

    What a joke, why do they think everyone wants an iphone? Very strange they stop selling a phone that is in huge demand, “i smell a rat in me kitchen”.

  • drewandy

    Anyone else remember when voda disabled the feature of using mp3s as ring tones on ericsson handsets, so that you had to buy from them!
    Sorted by flashing to generic firmware!

  • Jenko

    The HTC HD2 had supply issues. I’m guessing the launch stock was recalled after the pink camera defect was discovered.

  • bobt

    I was told that they had 7,000 htchd2 & were having problems with many,but they did not say what problems.
    That was the reason i could not get one so went for storm 2 have to say bad choice tried to swap for htc touchpro2 but told can only get on business contract so now stuck with it.

  • Steve Smith

    I’d not be surprised if Vodafone had to pull the HD2 because of politics with Apple. Did Apple make them pull the plug it after realising this is a serious contender to their handset? Were Vodafone forced to choose? If so, it suggests that Apple is effectively bullying networks to tow their line, which is in nobody’s interest but theirs.

    I’ve been trying to get the handset on T-Mobile, who are taking the HD2 seriously, but they literally cannot hold on to them long enough. Even though I ordered it 2 weeks ago, I still have to wait for at least 3 more rounds of new stock to come in before getting it due to a massive backlog or orders. As the guy I’m dealing with said: “We get 3,000 in of a morning, and they’re all gone by 10am”. Has the HD2 gotten Apple worried?

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