It seems HTC's new HD2, a high-end Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, will be getting a suitably high-end price tag.

UK online retailer Clove currently has the device up for pre-order priced at £540 for a SIM-free handset. Clove estimates the shipping date for the device as Wednesday 11 November in the UK.

All HTC has officially revealed is that "the HTC HD2 will be available later this month with selected operators across Europe, before rolling out to other regions in the coming months".

With initial impressions positive, the HTC HD2 boasts a high-res, 4.3-inch display, HTC's Sense UI, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and sensors galore.