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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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If u mean video/graphic hardware doesn't support then ... no others choice, but hardware button can re-assign by software that no big issue...

I believe xda more than this article...

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  • 2010-03-01 17:55
  • tjF8

This article is bullsh**

Those 2 extra buttons are the send and end keys, they provide no type of hindrance to the OS. You can put Windows Phone 7 here.

GsmArena hopes to create a massive flamewar in their articles for the 46th time. Duck and cover, delfect iFanboys stat!

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  • 2010-03-01 17:51
  • xkHZ

BYE Microsoft!!! You do not have support.
Wellcome Apple

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  • 2010-03-01 17:50
  • 9yhX

Don't Microsoft want phone O/S market share then?!? If they honestly can't program a few extra buttons, they will miss out on pretty much every new phone out there! Google will be more than happy with taking over even more.

If the real excuse is that HD2 is missing some needed components, what exactly do they want! This is the best phone by far on the market! Surely they should have thought about this when designing it. Looks like they have the same problem on phones as they have had with desktop o/s's, they bloat the O/S so much the hardware struggles.

Hmmm. Good ol' XDA!!!!

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  • 2010-03-01 17:41
  • ME6J

Let's all switch to Apple.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:39
  • iD5A

Yeah, that`s a pretty pathetic lame excuse.

I have never heard of having fewer buttons will be better: might as well use one button for everything (turn off/on phone, call/end, and etc...). Yes, it`s ridiculous.

I ain`t worry about it though.

First of all, XDA-developers will eventually put WP7 in the HD2, if HTC doesn`t provide a WP7 ROM upgrade.

Then, WP7 is really not worth the hype for now.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:35
  • kMh{

if this is true, then it totally ridiculous:)))
what a stupid excuse, 5 buttons!:))
who cares, anyone can use only 3 of them what's the problem??:))

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  • 2010-03-01 17:35
  • 0pYt

Haha, this is ridiculous. Windows Mobile is dead for me. And with this kind of stunts, they won't succeed with WP 7.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:27
  • nb0L

I am very upset about this, HTC should replace the phone, I have only had mine for a few months and I am on my 3rd HD2.

Winmo7 will make to the other handsets but HTC !!! Vodaphone dropped the HD2 in the UK like a ton of hot bricks, I confronted HTC with this and they said they were not ordering enough. Seems like Vodaphone know what they are doing.

I required a phone with a large screen, but I am more than dissatisfied with it and my wife hates the site of it.

I am on a 24 month contract and can't replace it for at least 18 months,

If you wan't a bit of junk I have one for sale.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:26
  • nI1M

that is suck, HTC HD2 can't update to windows phone 7 because of phone have 5 bottoms :-(, so Y dont use just 3 n other 2 bottom keep for nothing then (^_^).

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  • 2010-03-01 17:24
  • G6Q6

I was seriously considering the HD2 as my next phone. How ironic that the phone with, arguably, the best hardware around, fails on a hardware suitability test for a Windows Mobile 7. Goodbye Windows Mobile, I am now going for an Android phone...

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  • 2010-03-01 17:17
  • 3xaJ

Thats what i call good news we might get an android version of the HD2 soon

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  • 2010-03-01 17:15
  • 3Jj@

Bad news indeed,

still I look forward buying the HD 2 (seems good enough to me as it is, without the upgrade).
It's still quite a shame though...

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  • 2010-03-01 17:14
  • S1QB

lol. i really hope htc just drops all winmo phones and does android or maemo. then microsoft will be sorry since htc is the major producer of winmo phones.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:13
  • Acp}

xda-developers will make it possible, even for my diamond 2.

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  • 2010-03-01 17:10
  • pt}H

Simply put...5 buttons instead of 3 being used as an excuse by Microsoft is just not a worthy reason to deny so many HD2 owners like myself from the flagship WP7S OS upgrade...I feel so tossed around! Microsoft, really? I mean, where's the support for OEM innovation(ahem, something HTC clearly is proud about!!)?

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  • 2010-03-01 17:07
  • BWd8

that is so not fair

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  • 2010-03-01 17:04
  • j{X1

don't believe them it's stupid reason to dish HD2 also they have new models coming out with Win 7 or if we lucky Maybe 3 buttons :p HTC and MO guys are playing this game for long time

they have to upgrade it they have no other choice

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  • 2010-03-01 16:58
  • 3CgK

Thank goodness for XDA Devs. God-willing they will get ROM of Win Phone 7 running on it

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  • 2010-03-01 16:56
  • veU9

Thnx God I didnt buy HD2, all that money for nothin.Waiting 4 Iphone 4G :D

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  • 2010-03-01 16:56
  • 3YcK

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