HTC HD2 seen getting Windows Phone 7 Series treatment

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HTC HD2 seen getting Windows Phone 7 Series treatment
With all the fingers pointing to no Windows Phone 7 Series on the current Windows Mobile king in the HTC HD2, it was only time that developers would need to face before someone out there managed to accomplish what was simply stated as not being done. Now that the Windows Phone 7 Series dev tools are now out and about for people to check out, one developer in the vast land of Russia finally was able get Microsoft's next generation platform onto the venerable current gen handset. Just looking at the screenshots will really make those brand new T-Mobile HTC HD2 owners fill up with joy and anticipation as it clearly shows that the phone is up to the task of running the new platform. Apparently everything looks to be running fine which includes Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, but there is a noticeable device lag that's attributed to the graphics driver. Despite that shortcoming, the developer is intent on releasing a beta soon so we can all possibly check out Windows Phone 7 Series running on a handset way before an actual handset is officially launched.

HTC HD2 Specifications | Review

via Engadget



1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

NIce.... Maybe now poeple won't be so timid about buying the HD2... The back arrow can stay the same, the home for search and the start for start... it would work... then the send and end keys can just do nothing, or be sub'd for something else... i don't see the big deal. I am glad people are doing this on their own.

2. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I'm glad someone was able to hack this phone however as we all know official statements have said WP7 will not work officially on the HD2 and on top of that; will not work on any current gen phone as there is a three button architecture which Microsoft has already said be a must in new WP7 phones. I am actually looking forward to the next gen of W phones: I will be heart torn between android and WP7.

4. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I was pretty torn when i saw the announcement of WP7 with the idea of leaving android, but honestly the more they announce about the phone and the more i see WP7 the less i'm looking back at android.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im back and forth on it. i wouldnt get a windows7 phone off the bat.. youd just be a beta tester and there wouldnt be much of any apps for it... so id be a backstep at first. Other than that, the whole XDA development for the games and XBL integration has my ears... especially since Samsung's new android phone has a new processer that pushes 90million polygons a second (1/3 playstation/360 power). Once thats integrated into this next gen of phones with xda, that could really prove kick ass.

3. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Pretty cool stuff can't wait for HTC to demo there first real wp7s device... maybe a 4G device for all those Microsoft fans to get some 4G love personally I love android and can't wait for the EVO 4G!!!

6. kronos1

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 16, 2009

wow,that is cool news,windows7 on hd2...well this is promising so next phone is hd2 to buy

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