Originally Posted by drhill
Actually it's more like they have been sitting on their thumbs with the HD2. It's been out in Europe since last year.
Plus, if you read whats out there, it's been said Apple was bullying these companies months (up to a year) before the lawsuit so I am sure HTC had an idea this could happen. You can't just stop what you're doing though. And you can't just look like a little *itch and give-in to the big bad bully. You just stand up, kick them in the nuts, and do your thing.
Maybe the whole rushing to get the HD2 out now isn't rushing and they had it planned this way. Maybe they want to compete with some handset a few people are talking about on Android Forums coming out for VZW soon...
Think about it, when VZW announces the Incredible it is possibly going to be similar to what TMO is doing with the HD2. Similar, in respect that it is gonna start blowin' up the web and PR
releases, ads, etc. It might look the same way, like VZW is rushing to get the phone out, but they probably want that. Annouce the phone, have 1-2 weeks of craziness hyping the phone up, and then boom release it.