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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