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You may remember the HTC HD2 from posts such as "will it play Tekken 3?" and "wait, it runs Windows RT now?" Despite the handset's age, a stalwart community keeps it relevant by getting anything and everything to run on the developer favorite. It's only fitting, then, that the HD2 be one of the fi...

March 4th 2014 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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No thanks to Windows Mobile 6.5, the HTC HD2 is managing to keep spry as it's approaching retirement. Rather than relegating itself to playing shuffleboard with the codgers, it's been dancing to the tunes of Windows Phone, Android and Meego. Now the HD2 is learning NoDo's moves, and from the looks o...

June 8th 2011 at 8:20am 0 Comments
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Poor HD2, it could never know life as a (legitimate) Windows Phone 7 handset, and instead has to sustain the indignity of hack after hack -- slouching back to the slums of its Windows Mobile 6.5 default as its only respite. Well, here's another shovelful of shame: MeeGo 1.1 has been ported to the p...

January 3rd 2011 at 9:55pm 0 Comments
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HTC HD2 owners have been trying to shoehorn Windows Phone 7 onto their hapless devices practically since day one, but it looks like a port won't make it into the wild before the platform's formal US launch. That doesn't mean you should give up hope, however, because one variant seems to be at least...

November 6th 2010 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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After some initial waffling on the subject, Microsoft has pretty steadfastly denied that any older Windows Mobile devices would be able to run Windows Phone 7 -- even the seemingly capable HTC HD2. That hasn't stopped folks from hoping and trying, however, and developer / hacker Cotulla has now pro...

October 8th 2010 at 12:13pm 0 Comments
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We're approaching the end of an era -- the legacy of Windows Mobile handsets getting spotted running some open sourced OS or another shortly after their release. With Windows Phone 7 on the horizon the HD2 will surely be one of the last, but you can extend that grand tradition just a bit longer by...

July 3rd 2010 at 3:49pm 0 Comments
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The great thing about the HD2 is that it remains one of the most gorgeous pieces of smartphone hardware ever released -- but as long as it's saddled with the dead OS walking known as Windows Mobile 6.5, its stature in the power user community is perpetually stuck in first gear, no matter how pretty...

June 25th 2010 at 5:41pm 0 Comments