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[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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    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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    In mid-January we saw Windows Phone 7 running on the most popular HTC HD2 courtesy of developers from DFT and the device handled the new Redmond platform pretty well -- need to mention that it could be within the specs outlined by Microsoft for Windows Phone 7, give or take the buttons. Turns out that the same peeps at Dark Forces Team are working on a Windows Phone 7 NoDo port for the HTC HD2. There's also a video to prove it where you can clearly see that the new feature, Copy/Paste, is present and running on the smartphone. Check out the video below and let us know if you're anxious to ...

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    It's kind of surprising to see the HTC HD2 increasing in popularity according to Krusell's Top 10 selling phones for August 2010. The HD2 moved up to the number 3 spot, just above the Apple iPhone 4, and just behind the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S. It seems the Windows Mobile 6.5 HTC HD2 smartphone is still selling even though it's been around for so long. Although, the iPhone 3G is still in the top 5 smartphones despite being around for a long time as well. It's also interesting to note that the number 1 top seller in Krusell's list is the Nokia 3720 Classic; a dumb phone. Here's the new full ...

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    Running Google Android on the HTC HD2 (or any Windows Mobile phone) is old news. Through the linux bootloader haret.exe, anyone can easily dump some files onto their SD card and get Android working, often to a state plenty good enough to work as one's primary operating system. This method is less than ideal because when you reboot your phone, you're taken back into Windows Mobile. Enter the NAND memory method, which stores Android on the device's RAM, making it much faster in terms of performance. And best of all, with this method, you boot directly into Android, giving the device a ...

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    The tinkerers over at XDA-Developers have uncovered an HTC update for its Chinese Huashan smartphone, bringing it up to Android 2.3 with the latest version of Sense. The Huashan is an HD2-alike running Android, so there's potential to see this ROM ported over to similar hardware in the West, including our HD2 and the Evo 4G. While it may take some work to account for hardware differences, like the Evo's CDMA and WiMAX, you can expect to see early versions of a port, likely within the next few days. The more interesting consideration is if this means that other HTC devices are also about to ...

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    Last September, HTC's integrated Twitter client Peep stopped working because Twitter's switch to a new authentication method called OAuth. Three days later the app started working again, being allegedly fixed by Twitter itself (we believed it was making an exception in Peep's regard). Last week reports of a security leak surfaced concerning Twitter passwords being leaked and a fix, at least at that time, was offered by HTC on-demand in the form of a secure Peep application. The Taiwanese manufacturer released an update for the HTC Touch Pro2, HTC HD2, HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC HD mini ...

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    HTC makes great hardware, they have ever since the Pocket PC days. They make Windows Phone devices. They make Android devices. Although they do customize some of their devices with their own home-grown UI, they pretty much just make devices. Some of their devices look very similar to one another, for instance, the HD2 and the EVO 4G. Sure, they run different operating systems, have different innards, and run on different carriers, but you can't help but notice some similarities. The HD2 was a little ahead of it's time. Microsoft's latest operating system for phones was Windows Mobile 6.5 ...

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