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Hackers Stick Mango On The HD2, And Microsoft's Totally OK With It

It looks like Microsoft’s keeping its living-and-let-live stance as hackers actually give the aging HD2 some much-deserved love. XDA-Developers member backslashid posted the above video showing Mango Beta 1 running on the device. Microsoft pretty much said go for it!

HTC HD2 Shown Running Android, Looking Like An EVO Doppelganger

There definitely won’t be an official Android version of HTC’s HD2, but the chaps at HTC Linux have finally released an Android 2.1 build for the WinMo-running largescreen, this time with a working touchscreen.

T-Mobile Can't Keep The HTC HD2 In Stock

HTC’s HD2 might have only been out for less than two weeks, but they still can’t keep the phone in stock, selling out again this week. Furthermore, up to 21,000 HD2 phones have sold in a single day.

HTC HD2 Can Run Windows Phone 7

After much to-ing and fro-ing, the definitive answer as to whether the HTC HD2 can run Windows Phone 7 or not is in – it can. HTCPedia forum-dweller Tom Codon has successfully installed the port on his HD2.

Windows Mobile Phones Out Now At The Evolutionary Dead End

General Manager for Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific Mobile Communications Business confirms it: There is no upgrading to Windows Phone 7, not even for the badass HD2. So! Every Windows Mobile phone out there’s officially dead in the water. [APC Mag via Techmeme]

How To Turn The HTC HD2’s Sense UI Off

HTC’s Sense is a breath of fresh air to Windows Mobile handsets, bringing a whole new level of usability to the platform. But at the same time, it’s pretty rigid, especially the implementation of Telstra’s BigPond services, three of which can’t be removed from the Today screen. If you want to get back to the core OS, back to Winmo, here’s how.

Capacitive Touchscreens Help Windows Mobile Step Up

Last year before Windows Mobile 6.5 launched in October, I had a conversation with a couple of Microsoft employees about the platform, and they told me that Winmo would only offer resistive touchscreens. I’m so glad they changed their minds.

HTC HD2 Vs iPhone 3GS Spec Showdown

I’ve been playing with the HTC HD2 for the past couple of weeks and one of the most striking aspects of the Windows Phone is just how much it reminds me of the iPhone. From the capacitive touchscreen to the Sense UI, it just seems more iPhone than any other non-Apple handset I’ve played with, including HTC’s excellent Android phones.

HTC HD2 Gets In On The Kickstand Craze

Kickstands are enjoying something of a renaissance lately as tablets have jumped to the forefront of everyone’s attention, so it’s only natural that the HD2, the most tabletesque of smartphones, is getting a combination kickstand/battery pack of its own.

Weekend Gadgets: Go With The Flow Edition

It looks like it’s going to be a stormy, rainy weekend in Sydney, so any intentions for social engagement have been scrapped for a weekend indoors, playing with my son, gadgets and games. My type of weekend!

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