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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    Remember back when the HD2, known internally to HTC as the "Leo", was seeing daily leaks? The Windows Mobile world was in a whirlwind over what would be the first capacitive-touch Windows Mobile device. In turns out that the early HD2 ROM had a feature that never made it to the final product: pinch to zoom in Manila (also known as TouchFLO 3D or HTC Sense). This feature would allow the user to zoom into a specific part of TouchFLO 3D without the soft keys disappearing. Additionally, a square would appear that would show you where in the frame you were zoomed to. While this would have made ...

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    The first video of Windows Phone 7 running on HTC HD2 was an effort from the DFT Team and those we brought later -- both the initial capture and the five minute one -- came from another source but the goal is the same. Now, almost two months later, DFT Team announced they are able to run Windows Phone 7 on their HTC HD2 devices with things like "GSM, GPRS, Camera, GSensor, USB, SD, BT, WLAN, etc" working. What they didn't manage to crack -- and "no bypass ways are known" -- is Microsoft's Genuine Software check we posted about recently -- which will basically disable all cloud based ...

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    You might remember our post about AMOLED vs. traditional LCDs from the picture viewing perspective and then the comparison between Super AMOLED, AMOLED and LCD in direct sunlight. Different devices employ different screen types and different technologies. In the video below you can see some high magnification pictures of various screens employed by different manufacturers, namely LCD on the HTC HD2, S-AMOLED on the Samsung Galaxy S, AMOLED on the HTC Desire (later they switched to SLCD and we showed you how to spot the difference), SLCD on the HTC Desire HD and AMOLED on the Acer Stream. ...

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    First there was the initial project of getting Windows Phone 7 to boot on an HTC HD2. Then we saw a video of an alleged full port running on the legacy Windows Mobile device and today we're presented a five minute video with more Windows Phone 7 running on the HTC HD2. The video demonstration boots the new operating system on the HTC HD2 side by side with the HTC Surround (which by the way is booting faster) and Windows Phone 7 on the Leo seems to be supporting phone operations too as the author calls the Surround using the HD2. There's also demonstration of multi-touch, Pictures hub, lock ...

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    We've heard about this being rumored for such a long time and definitely we've crossed our fingers for this to happen together with lots of HTC HD2 owners. Last month we've shown you a bold project where Windows Phone 7 allegedly booted successfully on an HTC HD2 and today comes with a new tease! What we seem to have here is a full port of Windows Phone 7 on the HTC HD2 which seems to be functioning well judging by the video you'll find below. The handset looks to be booting from a powered off mode, going through the bootloader (note the red text info on the top left), Windows Phone 7 ...

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    Do you ever stop to think how dramatically smartphone packaging has changed over the last few years? If you were a smartphone early adopter, you undoubtedly remember the oversized boxes that were used for packaging. While these huge boxes gave OEMs plenty of room to be more creative with the imagery used on the outside of the box, they weren't particularly eco-friendly. Today, in an effort to reduce packaging material (good for cost savings and the environment), smartphone packaging has become very much minimal. On the extreme end, we have the Droid X and Droid 2, which have boxes that are ...

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    Remember the leaked T-Mobile HD2 ROM (version 3.14.531.1) we spotted last week and how we anticipated that it will be officially available soon on to replace the current version 2.13.531.1? Well, the ROM update should be due today and according to the description, it should bring a lot of fixes and improvements. If it is anything like the European HD2 ROM update which was also recently released, it will be a very fast ROM. See below the list of issues fixed by the ROM update: - Browsing Facebook photos is slow - White screen while browsing the internet - Cannot delete GMAIL messages from ...

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    Earlier this month, SPB Software finally launched Mobile Shell 5.0 by releasing a video presentation for device manufacturers and carriers. It's still unclear if we'll ever see the customizable UI released as a standalone software purchase for consumers, but it's certainly come a long way since the demo we saw 8 months ago at Mobile World Congress. Aside from the presentation, demos of the latest, more polished version of Mobile Shell 5.0 have been scarce. Thankfully, videos of MS 5.0 running on the Samsung Galaxy S, Nokia N8, and HTC HD2 have recently surfaced after an event in Taipei, ...

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    HTC released an official ROM update for the HTC HD2 earlier this week which in our opinion is by far the fastest they've produced and it looks like that certain "enhanced handling for CPU processing" we were a bit worried about in terms of battery life turned out to not affect battery life in our usage at all. The update was intended for European HTC HD2 handsets and not compatible with T-Mobile HD2. A what looks to be an official ROM update for the T-Mobile HD2 was just leaked with the filename RUU_Leo_1_5_TMOUS_3.14.531.1_Radio_15.42.50.11U_2.15.50.14_LEO_1.5_Ship.exe which means it's ...

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    HTC has been busy today with their Windows Phone 7 device line-up launch but seems to not forget about good old Windows Mobile 6.5 users owning HTC HD2 handsets as they have just released an official ROM upgrade for the HTC Leo. As we've got used to by now, we're offered the same template when it comes to description: "An updated ROM is now available for HTC HD2 users to download. As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience". There are some changes mentioned though as this version includes all previously released patched and fixes, faster ...

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    Look what we have here! A video by developer Cotulla showing an HTC HD2 booting into Windows Phone 7, and it looks quite believable. After showing the video, Cotulla teases by saying: Remember this is just DFT team tests, please never ask about release date and etc. Please don't annoy with questions...Future will show all. It's been quite a while since we've heard indications on whether or not legacy Windows Mobile device could run Windows Phone 7. The official response from Microsoft, and the rest of the OEM world, was a straight "no", but that doesn't mean that hopes for the underground ...

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    The HTCSense.com portal was announced along with the Desire HD and Desire Z in September. The portal was to act as a way to manage your HTC Android device from the web. Even though the Desire HD and Z aren't yet available, we managed to get a look at the HTCSense.com website by running the Desire HD ROM on the HTC HD2. In this video, we provide a full tour of the portal. The website is divided into five sections: Dashboard, Footprints, People, Messages, and HTC Hub. Dashboard lets you remotely wipe, lock and ring your phone, plus it lets you find your phone on a map, forward SMS, and ...

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    Following the successful port of the Android-powered HTC Desire HD ROM over to the Windows Phone 6.5-powered HTC HD2, another XDA member has managed to perform the same feat with the HTC Desire Z ROM -- better known as the Vision or the T-Mobile G2. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the ROM has good performance and benchmarks well, with the only downside being lack of camera support, which admittedly is probably a dealbreaker for quite a few users. Both the Desire Z and the Desire HD are announced but unreleased Android 2.2 Froyo handsets sporting the latest version of HTC Sense interface ...

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    If you are an HTC HD2 owner - or another recent HTC device owner - you most probably know about the automatic loudspeaker switch feature triggered when you place the device face down on the table while in a call. You also know that devices equipped with Proximity Sensors turn off the device's screen when it's close to your ear and back on when it is further away. Well, implementing the same concept, AutoLoudspeaker will automatically switch on the HTC HD2's loudspeaker and put the current call on speaker when you will hold the device away from you and will switch back to Headset when you ...

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    Many consider Windows Phone 7 to be the successor of Windows Mobile 6.5. While that may be true from a product cycle standpoint, the operating systems are totally different in every way (heck, you can't sync Windows Phone 7 directly with Outlook!). In this video we show you just how different the platforms are, not only visually, but fundamentally. In a lot of ways, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 are complete opposites (by design): Windows Mobile is extremely customizable, but sometimes unstable (requiring the user to soft reset a few too many times per week), while Windows Phone 7 is ...

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    I'm sure you remember our series of Windows Phone 7 videos where we presented many of the features that will be present on the upcoming operating system rumored to be launched in approximately a month from now. In one particular video we pointed out a nice feature of Windows Phone 7 devices related to the hardware camera button and the ability to quickly snap pictures while having the device on standby with a push of the Camera button. Inspired by this great feature, there's a free application for the HTC HD2 which will give you an almost similar feature. The application, once started, ...

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    There have been only a few smartphones to come with a kickstand that can prop up the device on a table top for watching movies or reading your email from a proper viewing angle. Among them are the HTC EVO 4G and the Verizon Imagio. While you can get creative and use a business card or a dollar bill to make a phone stand, what other more permanent options are there? Turns out that for most major smartphones, you can find cases that include a kickstand. We found one for the iPhone, Droid X, and HD2. To find one for your device, hit up Amazon or eBay and search for " kickstand case."

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    There are at least two types of HTC HD2 owners: those who are satisfied with the on-screen keyboard and, well, those who are not! Yes: the picture above is a screenshot of an HTC HD2. No: the text wasn't entered blind folded. Yes: I've been to school (even though English is not my first language). There's lately been a lot of buzz around an (allegedly) improved HTC HD2 keyboard. The owner of the work (hats off!) has taken each and every key of the keyboard and repositioned and resized it to offer a better functionality. The idea behind this came from the iPhone keyboard where the keys are ...

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    If information published by Australian Smarthouse.com is to be believed -- and that is a big if -- HTC will be using its September 15th event to reveal an HD2 successor with a dream spec sheet. Without mentioning any specific sources, the site claims that the so-called HD3 will be a 10-millimeter-thick, Windows Phone 7-powered beast sporting a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with incredible 1280 x 800 resolution. If that sounds a little suspicious, how about the reported dual-core 1.5GHz ARM processor and 1800mAh battery? The rest of the alleged specs on this device, supposedly codenamed 6HTHD7XM, ...

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    A spreadsheet purporting to be an internal planning document for UK carrier O2 has surfaced over at Engadget, and one of the models listed is called the HTC HD7. The going theory -- thanks to the tipster who delivered the screenshot -- is that this model is actually the spiritual successor to the wildly-popular HD2, but that HTC decided to skip HD3 through HD6 in order to keep the branding in line with Windows Phone 7. Now there are a lot of things that could be going on here, including the fact that this document is a total forgery; spreadsheets are some of the easiest "evidence" to fake. ...

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    If you're lucky enough to have an HTC HD2 and adventurous enough to run Android on it, you're no doubt aware of Haret, a sort-of multiple boot app for Windows Mobile. This app lets you boot into other operating systems, and today you can get Froyo ROM with the HTC Sense UI that out-benchmarks the Nexus One. Impressive, very impressive! This ROM features the following: - Bluetooth: A2DP, streaming audio, answering and ending calls, etc. BT Keyboards don't work yet. - Camera w/flash & Camcorder - 3G & EDGE. - WiFi: Confirmed working with WEP and WPA. - GPS. - SIM contacts are working. - ...

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    Many times I've wondered: what is it that drives someone to use one platform or the other? The question was general, whether I asked about Windows 7 powered PCs versus apple iMacs or Windows Mobile powered devices versus those running Android or iOS. Some people put their money on aspect, others prefer to have usability; some like speed, others care for their pockets; some love the support while others need compatibility and so on. Regardless of what the reasons are, the crowds are well delimited but what does it take to switch sides and what makes a "no matter what I'll stick to my ...

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    Brandon, Geoffrey and Joe recently wrote some good articles about why they're using a specific phone as their daily drivers today. Now it's my turn. Here's a quick look at my daily drivers over the years. This list does not include phones that I've only used for a couple months. 1. 1999: Uniden UniPro PC100 (Built in modem, CF slot, folding cradle, DTMF dialing) 2. 2000: Compaq iPaq H3600 (w/ OmniSky 1G wireless internet) 3. 2002: Compaq iPaq H3600 (w/ GSM/GPRS Expansion pack for integrated phone/internet) 4. 2002: Compaq iPaq H3900 w/ GSM/GPRS Expansion pack (Phone, MP3 player, full ...

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    In this video we show you an Energy ROM from XDA that has the latest version of the MaxSense UI (which we showed you back in May) cooked right in. The MaxSense interface is a refreshed way to experience HTC's Sense 2.5 interface. You have three screens that can be customized with a variety of widgets, most of which tap into HTC Sense. Also, the taskbar has been revamped to allow for easy to access to a wide variety of system settings. Aditionally, you can quickly jump to a custom list of programs by sliding the little house on the bottom of the screen to the right or left. Hit the source ...

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    Looks like HTC gets involved and offers continuous support for the HTC HD2 through their Support website, today releasing a second update this month after the re-release of the New SMS Function Update. Today's update is called Update for HTC HD2 Annually Recurring Calendar Appointments and it is only applicable to International HTC HD2 devices (sorry T-Mobile HTC HD2). According to the description, "this update for HTC HD2 allows you to set recurring calendar appointments year on year". Well, to be completely honest, I don't quite use the Calendar on my HD2 to set up Appointments (I do ...

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