Posts tagged with: HD2

[Full HD2 review] The HTC HD2 was the first Windows Mobile phone with a capacitive touch screen. The HD2 comes loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional with HTC Sense (TouchFlo 3D) interface on top. It's packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 576MB of ROM and 1GB of RAM. The 4.3-inch color transflective TFT screen has a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution. The HD2 has a five-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. And thanks to the tons of developer support, the HD2 is also able to run other operating systems such as Google Android, Meego, Ubuntu and even Windows Phone 7. Read on for the latest HD2 news, reviews and videos:

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    I remember how free I felt the first time I dabbled in alternative operating systems on my old family PC. After growing tired of using Windows Vista, I started looking around and asking friends what I should do. One suggested trying Windows XP Black Edition, a hacked version of XP, and another suggested trying various builds of Linux. Ultimately, I gave Ubuntu a try. I never looked back. From that day, I stopped using Windows. It felt incredible to load whatever software I wanted onto my hardware. This instilled a certain mentality in me that carried over to smartphones, which were ...

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    The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another undercover hands-on video, the leaks surrounding one of the year's most anticipated Android handsets refuse to let up – and we're here to talk about them in our latest pre-#ANHO podcast! Before that, of course, we've got the usual news of the week, including a duo of Samsung tablet reviews, rampant speculation about a brick-and-mortar Google ...

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    Even at launch, there was nothing humble about the HTC HD2. With the largest screen ever grafted onto a smartphone, the first-of-its-kind Qualcomm Scorpion SoC, and the heaviest skin ever crafted for a Windows Mobile device (here called "HTC Sense" for the first time), the HD2 was a behemoth – the biggest spec beast ever devised. It married the touch-and-go simplicity of the iPhone with the power of WinMo 6 to produce the best Microsoft-powered smartphone anyone could ask for ... and back in 2009, there was no shortage of asking, with the device selling out repeatedly over its initial ...

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    Update: Our full Throwback Review of the HD2 is now available here! Update 2: Looking for something a little more modern? Check out our full review of HTC's latest flagship, the HTC One M8, here! We're real suckers for nostalgia at Pocketnow, as those who caught this week's HTC Mogul throwback are already aware. As we approach the release of the company's All New HTC One, we thought we'd continue mining the history of HTC for context - and it just so happens that one of the firm's most significant achievements is also one of the most-requested devices for a Pocketnow Throwback. This ...

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    The good old HTC HD2... Regardless if you're currently an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone fan, or you prefer Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Sony, or another OEM, you have to give it to the good old HTC HD2! Over the course of its four year existence, this dinosaur ran anything, really, and now it looks to be running Android 4.4 KitKat, like a champ! (which, by itself, should be no surprise as we've just seen the Nexus One being capable of running it). XDA Developers have cooked up a KitKat ROM for the HD2; whether it's a proof of concept, or just because "they can", the HD2 shows the ...

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    There's a point which we're coming up on, if we haven't reached it already, where it makes more sense to think of the HTC HD2 in terms of what mobile platforms it DOESN'T run than those that it does. In just the past year we've seen it get Jelly Bean, Windows Phone 8, and even full-on Windows RT. With no signs of development slowing down for the three-and-a-half-year-old smartphone, the latest OS to join the ranks of HD2 compatibility is Mozilla's new Firefox OS. This early port is a bit of a kludge, and a number of important things are broken: SIM card recognition, sound output, mass ...

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    Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology. Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion quickly gave way to a post-holiday news respite, and the resulting abbreviated topic list gives us a little breathing room at the tail end of this year. In this episode, we talk about the future of Windows RT tablets, the rumored Apple iOS-running smart watch, Motorola's mysterious "X" project, first impressions from a week with the Galaxy ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of Apple and Intel working together to build a new watch. Then Toshiba makes the scene after years of smartphone irrelevance to show us their new project, which consists of bringing Lytro technology to smartphones. Later we talk about the Sony Xperia X and Xperia Z which are rumored to be launched at CES 2013. Believe it or not, the HTC HD2 is next after almost half a decade of existence, and this time because it can now run Windows RT. We end today's show talking about Google's app choices for 2012's best. Yes, blooper ...

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    As if last month's news that Windows Phone 8 had been adapted to run on the stalwart HTC HD2 wasn't enough to convince you that this unstoppable little handset from 2009 will continue to run modern software long after the rest of its peers have found their way to the bottom of our junk drawers, intrepid Windows Phone developers have continued to see just how much punishment the HD2 can take, now managing to get Windows 8 RT running on the smartphone. It makes enough sense; RT is designed to work on ARM processors just like we find in most every smartphone and tablet around. The only real ...

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    When the day comes that Google releases Android 14.5 "Zebra Cakes", and Apple owns most of northern California, Oregon, and Nevada, you had better believe that the HTC HD2 will still have itself a vibrant development community, hacking all means of modern software to run on the then-ancient handset. For the present day, at least, the HD2's repertoire continues to expand, with news coming in that Windows Phone 8 has been shoehorned onto the classic smartphone. This feat has supposedly been accomplished by the Dark Forces Team, which is only fitting considering their long history of hacking ...

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    There are more mobile platforms ported to and running on the HTC HD2 than those left out and the phone seems to be just as capable as it was in the day of its launch when it brought capacitive touch screens to Windows Mobile. We've since then seen it running Windows Phone 7 and Android and it looks like the story just won't stop there. We were wondering when will Windows Phone 8 be ported to older hardware, like the HTC HD2, but it looks like until then the device has one more ace up its sleeve: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! That's right, you can run Google's latest and greatest on your HD2. Of ...

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    The Windows Phone 7.5 "refresh" is nearly upon us, with news of Tango coming to China next week. Of course, we wouldn't expect a bunch of die-hard smartphone fans to wait until a formal release to start enjoying new software, and the crowd over at the XDA-Developers forums have already cooked-up a pair of custom Tango ROMs, now available for the HTC HD2 and the Samsung Omnia 7. It seems only fitting that the HD2, the quintessential tinkerer's smartphone, is among the first of the models to see these new ROMs. These releases build upon previous custom ROMs, so there's all the benefits of a ...

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    Since the days of gray scale LCD screens on PDAs, the stylus has been the invaluable tool which allowed you to precisely navigate the small screen. With killer applications like the venerable PhatWare Calligrapher, which converts hand writing to text, you can use the stylus to mimic the analog world of pen and paper. Along, with integration of cell phone technology, the hope of a converged hand held device for your mobile life was starting to become a reality. As cellular data and push email where implemented, the world was starting to be at one's stylus tip. Microsoft along with Palm were ...

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    HTC's HD2 is like the Swiss Army knife of smartphones, with its development community bringing probably the largest selection of smartphone operating systems around to the handset. While it may have launched running Windows Mobile, it didn't take long for hackers to figure out how to load Windows Phone 7 on its hardware. That was a huge accomplishment in and of itself, but some issues remained that kept the HD2 from running the platform as smoothly as native hardware did. One of those issues was some incomplete touchscreen support, with notable problems handling multi-touch inputs. While ...

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    This beast just won't die! The HTC HD2 has proven that, despite being a real dinosaur, can easily run anything that's thrown at it, from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone, from Linux to Android and now Google's latest mobile platform: Ice Cream Sandwich. While many other legacy phones didn't get unofficial ICS ROMs -- and who know when they'll get official ones -- HTC's 2009 flagship, the first with a capacitive screen, already has one thanks to the community. It is a port from Nexus One's AOSP ICS ROM and, as you'd expect from these early custom ROMs, not everything's perfect. You'll have ...

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    Remember when Google said the Nexus One just wasn't up to running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? That was just shy of a month ago. Since then we've seen only an SDK port running on the Nexus One, but now we've got an AOSP Custom ROM for it, too! ... and it's not alone! For those who don't know, AOSP is the Android Open Source Project, the place where you "can find the information and source code you need to build an Android-compatible device." It's been a week since Google released the Ice Cream Sandwich source code to the AOSP. Seven days. In that time we now have AOSP-based custom ROMs ...

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    The HTC HD2 has long proved its ability to run Windows Phone 7 -- among others like Android -- which still makes it an iconic phone to come out from the Taiwanese phone maker's factory. It now gets the ultimate treat, an unofficial Windows Phone ROM which allows for official updates. The ROM is Build 7.0.7004.0, so it's the original Windows Phone launched last year and is available in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, with the possibility of updating all the way to 7720, which is Mango RTM. It's not the ROM though that is a breakthrough but its ability to be officially updated ...

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    Windows Phone has come a long way from the initial launch release, through NoDo, all the way to Mango and it appears that so has Microsoft in its perception on hacked, ported or you name it versions being flashed on older hardware. Five months ago Microsoft was not supporting "Windows Phones that have been altered from manufacturer and carrier specifications", cautioning "that such alterations can dramatically impact reliability, performance, compatibility and security". Now, Redmond just smiles and says "tinker away with Mango and enjoy the juice", with reference to Windows Phone Mango ...

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    Windows Phone was ported over to the HTC HD2 from the early days proving once again that the HTC Leo was a phone ahead of its time. Once Microsoft outed the Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta, this too was ported to the phone and was working rather well, as we tested it out. One of the problems with earlier Mango custom ROMs for the HD2 was that the Live services were not working. XDA Developers have cooked a new custom Mango ROM that has a fully working Marketplace allowing you to purchase application just as you would if you'd own a legacy Windows Phone 7 device. Implications (legal, copyright, ...

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    Even though Windows Phone 7 Mango won't be shipping until later this year, you can still get it on most current Windows Phone 7 devices in beta form. If you don't have a WP7, or you do but you don't want to run beta software on it, you can now take Mango for a test drive on your HTC HD2! Here's how to get Mango on your HD2: 1. Follow the instructions to download and install magdlr if you haven't done so already 2. Download the Mango files from XDA 3. Put your HD2 into USB Flasher mode when prompted on HD2 boot up 4. Run DWI.exe from PC with HD2 connected

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    We know that Windows Phone 7 Mango has been hacked over to the evergreen HTC HD2 and we even hope to see a public release sometime soon (probably even today) but until then there are a couple of videos to get you through the waiting. Yes, Windows Phone 7 Mango is working on the HD2 even if there are currently some things that do not, like the Marketplace, search or HTML 5 rendering in Internet Explorer. Other than that, just take a look at the two demo videos below to see how the beloved Leo is handling Redmond's upcoming greatest: Source: XDA Developers Via: WMPU

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    This beast just wouldn't die! The HTC HD2 was probably the Taiwanese manufacturer's most popular smartphone ever and because of its solid specs it was able to run anything thrown at it, from Windows Mobile to Android and Windows Phone. Now it will get Windows Phone 7 Mango. The Dark Forces Team, same peeps that originally made Windows Phone 7 happen on the HD2, have a working Mango ROM for the Leo. It's not public yet but according to the forum posting a link should go up as early as tomorrow. Of course it will have its glitches due to the old (not Windows Phone 7-specific) hardware and ...

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    With three days left until the release date of T-Mobile's HD2, we want to show you the differences between the T-Mobile version and the international version of the HD2. Size: T-Mobile HD2: 122x67x11mm / 4.803x2.637x0.433in HTC HD2: 120.5x67x11mm / 4.744x2.637x0.433in The T-Mobile HD2 is 1.5mm / 0.059in taller than the International HD2, a difference which in my book is negligible and I'm sure you'll find it too, in case you happen to own an international HD2, so no need to be affraid, it won't stand out compared to it. Both devices weigh 157 grams (5.54 ounces) with the battery attached ...

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    YukiXDA over at XDA brings us a very thurough guide to disassembling a WP7 ROM for a device, introducing new components from other ROMs (Cooking), and rebuilding the resulting mash-up into a flashable ROM for your device. For a while now, we've had some Custom ROMs available for the HD2, and functioning Live services, but the knowledge to create these ROMs was limited to a small set of developers. With this post the process is now laid out in detail, allowing other developers to create custom ROMs for the HD2, and bringing us the first NoDo ROM for the device, which is also available from ...

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    Windows Phone 7 running on the HTC HD2 is probably well known to you by now as there's a NAND solution bringing the mobile platform to one of the most popular HTC smartphones. HTC branded Windows Phones get access to the HTC Hub and the Hub itself has been hacked enabling it to run on any (jailbroken or unlocked) smartphone running Windows Phone 7. Check out the video below to see the HTC Hub running on a Windows Phone 7 powered HTC HD2. Source: Twitter

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