Video shows off the HTC HD2 booting into Windows Phone 7?

Video shows off the HTC HD2 booting into Windows Phone 7?
The last major Windows Mobile handset to be released is still quite in the spotlight even though it's getting close to its one year anniversary since making itself present in the mobile market. We've seen the HTC HD2 lay the foundations for some of the other high-end HTC smartphones, like the HTC EVO 4G and Desire HD, but this classy smartphone is still giving us plenty of surprises to this day.

Previously, it was made widely known that the venerable smartphone would not be receiving any Windows Phone 7 treatment since it basically didn't meet Microsoft's stringent standards for their next generation mobile platform.

However, we see today a video from ROM hacker Cotulla that depicts the handset going through a boot up process and into Windows Phone 7. But unfortunately, it doesn't clearly show the actual platform being used at all, so it's hard to gauge if it is even usable at this point. Still, it does give current handset owners some hope that the impossible is indeed possible, but if it isn't, then they can always resort to Android.

HTC HD2 Specifications | Review

via SlashGear

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.33h 3G talk time)



1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I am not too surprised since HD2 meets all the WP7 hardware requirement except that HD2 has no camera shutter and 5 buttons instead of 3.

2. MaxABC unregistered

So there is still current Window 6 phone upgradeable to 7 if the requirement meets?

3. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

^Probably won't be OTAed by Microsoft. Developers will probably make it work just like how they ported Android over.

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