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Monday, 18 October 2010 09:25

HTC HD2 can run Windows Phone 7

Written by Nick Farell
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So much for Microsoft's rules
Microsoft's strict rules in regards to its new Windows 7 phone OS  have already been bent to allow 1GHz HTC HD2 to run the beast.

According to a video we spotted here it looks like the hack makes a mockery of Redmond's spec for the operating system. Microsoft insists that its gear runs on  minimum hardware requirements and one of the dafter ones is that it needs three buttons.

The HTC HD2 has the processing power and RAM, but it fails to have the three buttons. Nevertheless, it appears that the people playing with the OS have had no problems getting around Redmond's three button demand.

So far the HTC HD2 run both Android 2.2 Froyo and Windows Phone 7, is there nothing it can't do?

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+7 #1 hellfire 2010-10-18 09:45
an ARM device can run ARM-based OS? no way! :lol:
 
 
0 #2 Fud_u 2010-10-18 10:33
Lol, every new Android phone has at least 4 main face button so does that make it over qualified? I guess it won't take long til' someone make it available for every 1ghz Android devices. I'll give it a try when I feel bored with my Android and it's infinite library of skin and mods.
 
 
+1 #3 tiredofbs 2010-10-18 13:31
3 buttons? My kids Fisher Price phone has only 3 buttons so I guess it qualifies before my HD2. What a load of BS. HD2 has the exact specs as the HD7. Fishy indeed. Starting to not trust Microsoft post Bill Gates and lose faith on the success on the WP7 OS. Im going with Android as my next Phone OS and will only try WP7 as a rom on my HD2. Go get em XDA!!!!
 
 
0 #4 Oz 2010-10-19 03:43
Actually there seems to be a lot of unknown info about the buttons. Rumor had it a few months ago the specifications call for 7 buttons, not 3 on WP7 devices. It must be limited to 3 buttons on the front, a dedicated camera button, a dedicated power on/off button and also a dedicated volume up/down button ~ if those rumors are to be true..

Aside from that, there could be small hardware issues that kept it from reaching the minimum hardware spec also.. Personally, I love the HD2's look more than the HD7's.. and Hardware buttons are win!
 

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