HTC HD2 not getting WinPhone 7 upgrade after all?

by Mike
Posted March 1st, 2010 at 7:53 am

The hands down best WinMo phone out there is the HTC HD2. With it’s massive screen and blazing fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor means even lowly WinMo 6.x runs like a dream (most of the time). With Windows Phone 7 on the map now however, the HD2 has lost some luster, especially considering the hardware that’s in the pipeline that will showcase WinPhone 7. And then, rumors of a WinPhone 7 upgrade for the HD2 made it’s rounds to the relief of many HD2 owners, solidifying at least a few more months of relevance. New rumors however are stripping the good outlook for HD2 owners, with that claimed WinPhone 7 upgrade now on the chopping block due to a lack of correct hardware buttons.

You see, all new WinPhone 7 phones will feature at least these three hardware buttons: Home, Back and Search for fully make use of WinPhone 7. The HD2 meanwhile features Call, Home, Start, Back and End/Power buttons which obviously isn’t going to fly too well with the new requirements for WinPhone7. So is the HD2 now on the outs with Microsoft’s latest and greatest mobile OS? Looks like we’ll have to wait until Microsoft reveals more of the hardware requirements and actual hardware units before we can make a final call. For legions of HD2 fans however, I sure hope they can upgrade. The HD2 is a beautiful piece of gadgetry. Being stuck on WinMo 6.x when WinPhone 7 is leaps and bounds better is a huge slap in the face.

HD2 owners: If it comes to be that you have no future with WinPhone 7, will you upgrade or move to another platform?

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  • sibeer
    March 2, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Have to say I will be gutted if I can’t make the upgrade towards the end of the year. If it is because of such balls reasoning as no dedicated Bing button I would imagine there will be a few people who won’t buy a windows phone again. Much as I dislike the I-Phone, they are the only company who has so far let everyone upgrade to the latest features as they become available.

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