Windows Mobile 7 confirmed by HTC for HD2-at least for now?

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Windows Mobile 7 confirmed by HTC for HD2-at least for now?
Once again, HTC has confirmed that the HTC HD2 will be getting a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 7 when the new OS becomes available. You might recall that a tweet from HTC's Russian Twitter account had previously confirmed the upgrade only to have the Taiwanese based firm take it back, saying that the tweet was sent out in error. The new information comes in a email response to a forum member of the XDA Developer's site. The email, coming from Terry Snelling, a member of the HTC Global Support Team, says that Windows Mobile 7 is not due out until next November and at that time, it will be a free download to HD2 owners. As of now, the HD2 is the only phone that meets Microsoft's hardware chassis requirements to run the next version of its mobile OS. Windows Mobile 7 is expected to be introduced next month at the MWC.

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6 Comments

1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

WinMo 7 better blow our friggin minds away because it is awfully late to join the game. iPhone OS, WebOS, Blackberry OS, and Android OS all have a leg up on WinMo 7. Even Bada is expected to arrive well before WinMo 7 graces us with it's presense (hopefully).

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I agree, WinMo7 may be shooting themselves in the foot taking so long to release. Better be one hell of an OS when it launches.

3. Griffin

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

New to these forums. Why release a phone like the HTC HD2 on a carrier that is one of least desiralble to be on???

4. Styngers

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

What are you talking about? HD2 is NOT going to ATT? HD2 is going to T-Mobile because it has the best customers service (along with Verizon) and a lot more affordable than ATT and Verizon. And it has a long and a great partnership with HTC.

5. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It is also being released on T-Mo b/c HTC and T-Mo have a great relationship in business. The first ever Android phone was made by HTC and available on T-Mobile USA first. Also, T-Mo's GSM bands are in allignment with the EU, where the HD2 has been available for 3 months now, so nothing needs to change to make it compatible. As a VZW user, I am incredibly jealous of all your T-Mo people for being the first in the US to get this phone.

6. Griffin

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

I was not aware of the business partnership that HTC and T-Mobile had. Its great that they sustain that partnership with great new phones, I just hope with a device of this calibar they will be able to maximize sales with this carrier alone. The ATT comment from Styngers was pretty funny.

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