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.

Via Engadget

Author: David Gonzales

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  • D Wainwrite

    People who bought a HTC HD2 are going to be crying into their backlit TFT LCD screens.

    Hey, but the world moves on. HTC now has lots of Android based phones that use the brighter AMOLED screens, with a much more modern operating system.

  • GbrilliantQ

    I'm still going to buy the HD2 on launch day and all of my friends will too, because unlike most of the folks here we know that once XDA gets WP7 rom, anyone with WinMo will be able to flash it.

    Just because it says its not officially upgradeable doesn't mean you can't flash it. We can have Android on our phones and Windows 95 for that matter. Nothing will stop us from flashing WP7 to it too. Plus I doubt I will, because WP7 takes away Multi-Tasking and thats a big plus for WinMo.

    Just remind everyone. You will be able to flash WP7 onto the HD2. So don't worry about it.

  • GbrilliantQ

    I'm still going to buy the HD2 on launch day and all of my friends will too, because unlike most of the folks here we know that once XDA gets WP7 rom, anyone with WinMo will be able to flash it.

    Just because it says its not officially upgradeable doesn't mean you can't flash it. We can have Android on our phones and Windows 95 for that matter. Nothing will stop us from flashing WP7 to it too. Plus I doubt I will, because WP7 takes away Multi-Tasking and thats a big plus for WinMo.

    Just remind everyone. You will be able to flash WP7 onto the HD2. So don't worry about it.