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HTC HD2 doesn't qualify for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade

01 March, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC HD2 doesn't qualify for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade - read the full textBad news for the HTC HD2 owners: your beloved WinMo smartphones does not qualify for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade. The reason is more than ridiculous but you can't do anything to change the situation: the HD2 packs five hardware buttons instead of only 3. Yeap, the HTC HD2 has a zippy 1GHz...

 

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Hmmm, im so sad, i want WM7 in my iPhone, but have only one button...
Microsoft help all Smartphone brand's chooses android. Good, wm7 dead quickly

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  • 2010-03-01 19:06
  • m}9e

Yeah right!
As if custom ROM developers won't cook a WP7 ROM for most of the current WM phones, as soon as the actual OS is released :)

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  • 2010-03-01 19:03
  • SjuH

Shame on you Microsoft !! this is so much than ridiculous ! HD2 could run without problems WinMo 7 with it's hardware requirements .. but if can't run only becouse it's has 5 buttons instead of 3 than this is.. foolishness !

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  • 2010-03-01 19:02
  • p4Ng

Well, that is why we have the GREAT XDA :D

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  • 2010-03-01 18:53
  • nww@

> In reply to pete @ 2010-03-01 18:31 from 0p6Q - click to readNot the XDA but HTC will have to construct one other HTC HD3(hard-down 3 button) device for you guys, ass for HTC HD2 just throw out of the window, it's useless anymore...! lol

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  • 2010-03-01 18:37
  • n7fJ

xda developers will have something to say about this

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  • 2010-03-01 18:31
  • 0p6Q

As we all know the Microsofts and Apples always stay away form works where "bi-" is involved. They rather use "mono-" as in "monopoly".

They were looking for a slowdown on the android machines. Its sounds more of a Microsoft Vs Google Colateral damage.

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  • 2010-03-01 18:27
  • u1E6

Get your paperweight now! Talk about built in obsolescence! What a joke and why was this information not disseminated prior to launch..........i feel sorry for anyone who has to use Windows Mobile and now their flagship phone is a piece of junk.

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  • 2010-03-01 18:25
  • Yc3Z

I using my htc hd 2 for 2 month now! Love it. I flash the custom rom from XDA.WM version 6,5,3 got no problem with it.So if this is true. No problem! cuz I know XDA developer'ss will done something..Come on developer U CAN DO IT ..

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  • 2010-03-01 18:23
  • wHTN

lol you know windows 7 will be able to run on n900 as well as android and web/os n900 best phone on market for hardware.

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  • 2010-03-01 18:22
  • TkM0

> In reply to Ed @ 2010-03-01 18:11 from iie7 - click to readI think i had to agree with u, but there is always xda around, i m not worry much ...lol

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  • 2010-03-01 18:22
  • tjF8

Wow, sounds funny about this three buttons lol!

How about nokia man, it has three buttons HAHAHAHAAAAAA....!

Guys don't get jealous, if it's always going on nokia favorite lol!

Wot a jock...!

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  • 2010-03-01 18:22
  • n7fJ

Hardware can be changed. And "Three Button Layout"? The reason seems to be a more of a financial tune mismatch, form this angle.

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  • 2010-03-01 18:21
  • u1E6

i'm sure MS and HTC tried to keep this fact under lock and key for as long as possible cause the sales for the HD2 just went to ZERO!!

the 5 button limitation or ultimatum by MS is silly. what purpose does this serve other than to LIMIT their product???

winmo7 might look great but MS have not really though this thru enough.

case in point, the HD2.

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  • 2010-03-01 18:14
  • 39Hi

Cant upgrade because it has 5 hardware buttons instead of 3? But then a physical qwerty keypad has more than 3 buttons... I'm sure this is more politics than anything else..Microsoft must be p*ssed at HTC at making android phones...

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  • 2010-03-01 18:11
  • iie7

i'm sure MS and HTC tried to keep this fact under lock and key for as long as possible cause the sales for the HD2 just went to ZERO!!

the 5 button limitation or ultimatum by MS is retarded. what purpose does this serve other than to LIMIT their product???

winmo7 might look great but MS have not really though this thru enough.

case in point, the HD2.

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  • 2010-03-01 18:11
  • 39Hi

Sounds like a situation son..

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  • 2010-03-01 17:59
  • kKw0

> In reply to saints5354 @ 2010-03-01 17:55 from tjF8 - click to readI am also guessing about display adapter.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:59
  • sUv}

Technically, 5 buttons reason written here is I think sarcasm. Actual reason is unknown as you can read in last lines. There must be something else inside the hood that is not compatible, maybe the "battery" size?

Anyway no hard feelings but if it is true, I feel pretty happy. Lol. And eagerly waiting to read comments from a particular HD2 user.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:58
  • sUv}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-01 17:35 from kMh{ - click to readwhat a theory one button for all job hahaha

microsoft want to sell more hardware if they are setting standard for minimum requirements..coming in production line..

who dont want to earn money ?????

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  • 2010-03-01 17:56
  • up95

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