While Apple has only had two mobiles on the CV, HTC has now released an impressive amount of mobiles. And it seems like HTC is doing better with experience they get. This phone is with no doubt capable of competing with iPhone.
Touch HD is certainly a nice phone, made in black plastic in a minimalist design that oozes style and class. And even if the phone is physically large it still manages not to seem clumsy. Unfortunately, the screen is not made in glass, like the iPhone, but plastic, which easily gets scratches. So do not put it in your pocket along with keys.