Microsoft Implies Windows Mobile 7 Headed to HTC HD2?

After HTC Russia had retracted its statement about Windows Mobile 7 for the HTC HD2 on Twitter (and then more recently, there was mention of this upgrade through an email exchange with HTC support), we’re hearing news that the device would be a prime candidate for the next-generation Microsoft mobile OS from Microsoft’s own Senior Marketing Manager, Greg Sullivan:

“Our fragmentation issue is primarily around screen resolutions and assuming a minimum CPU and storage. So it has been a little bit challenging, because that choice, that flexibility, that freedom that people have to build any kind of device and use any kind of device: touch, non-touch, keyboard, soft key, has required a little bit extra effort in some cases for developers to target apps that run across a wide array of devices,” Sullivan said.

“But the (HTC) HD2 is a great early example of our new approach…We’ve got capacitive and multi-touch support in a Windows Phone, and that’s because we did the platform work while working very closely with HTC to do the hardware/software integration.”

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“So how are we having our cake and eating it too? We’re going to continue the horizontal market, but work very closely with our hardware partners to provide more guidance on the platform so we don’t have nine different display sizes that independent software vendors have to target…maybe just two…

“We’re going to continue investing in the user experience, and the legacy pocket PC 1999 UI that still kind of shows up if you drill down pretty deep? that’s another thing that’s changed.”

(via: Mobile Tech World via Betanews)

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