Confirmed: HTC HD2 won’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 7 series
For some, one of the biggest show-stoppers of MWC 2010 was a photo of the HTC HD2 smartphone running what looked like Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series OS. Not a full day after this first leaked to the Web, Microsoft mentioned the HTC HD2 in the same sentence as Windows Phone 7 Series in a tweet on their official windows phone Twitter account.
Some had their hopes up, some were doubtful. Today, Microsoft clears up any lingering thoughts about this issue by making the following statement: “[The HTC HD2] is not compliant with the Windows Phone 7 Series hardware specifications.”
Yes, it’s bad news alright, especially for those looking forward to running Windows Phone 7 Series on their HTC HD2 handsets.
If it’s any consolation, there are going to be new handsets that are compliant with the Windows Phone 7 Series hardware specifications. But of course, none of these will ever be an HTC HD2, so your only choice might be to spring for a new one if you want to run the new mobile operating system from Microsoft.
Unless someone finds a way to forcefully make Windows Phone 7 Series run on current handsets, that is.