The Mighty Mouse of devices, yep the HTC Touch HD 2 refuses to die. Launched in October 2009, this big boy has been successfully running all the operating systems that you can’t even think of. Launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 , this phone has run Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 7.8 , Android (all versions up to Jelly Bean), Ubuntu, Linux’es(including BT5) and MeeGo of all things. There is a new entry to the list, the Windows RT !
XDA Elite Recognized Developer Cotulla has a long track record of doing extraordinary things with Windows devices, and the HD2 is
no exception. After teasing the developer world with what he called a “proof of concept” of getting Windows Phone 8 installed and running on the HD2, he released
the first images of the device running Windows RT. While he hasn’t released any more details as to the full status of the project, the image gallery below should give
anyone who owns the HD2 butterflies of excitement. After viewing the images, you can
stop by the discussion thread to follow along with updates as Cotulla provides them.
And for those wondering why it is the HTC HD2 continues to live and breathe over 3 years after it’s release, it is because the device is completely wide open thanks to
HTC’s old philosophy. They have since gone away from that, which would account for part of their meteoric slide in sales and relevance. When developers can do anything and everything they desire to a device, we get gems like this one. When they can’t, they stop recommending the manufacturer and people stop buying.
Source – Here
After outing the HTC Butterfly/DNA last month, HTC is once again looking to make waves with a ultra high-res screen, except with a more compact size. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the company’s upcoming M7 flagship is set to feature a 4.7-inch 1080p display, which amounts to an unprecedented 468 ppi. The display panel will be of the SoLux variety, which is claimed to feature superior outdoor visibility, viewing angles, and color reproduction.
Inside, you’ll find a quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 ARM Cortex A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32
GB of internal storage. The camera sensor will have 13MP resolution, while the lens will have a bright f/2.0 aperture capable of super slow-mo and video HDR in 1080p. The 2MP front-facer will also be capable of 1080p video.
In terms of connectivity, the M7 will support LTE up to 42Mbps, as well as the new 802.11ac wireless standard. Beats audio enhancements are also included, and it will all be powered by a 2300mAh battery. On the software side of things, the M7 will offer Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 out of box, coupled with HTC’s updated Sense 5 UX.
As far as pricing and availability go, the M7 is supposedly set for a MWC unveiling, scheduled for late February of next year. The M7 is said to eventually become available on at least two major US carriers: Verizon and Sprint.
With the HTC M7, it is also rumor’ed that HTC will launch mid-end and budget smartphones in this M-series.
HTC M5 will be a mid-end smartphone with Dual Core Snapdragon Play processor that can be seen on Desire X, but will host a better screen, more RAM and Out-of-the box JellyBean with the new Sense UI. Same is the case with M3 which will replace Desire C with an expected 3.7′ screen and JellyBean out-of-the-box.
HTC’s next flagship smartphone to host a 4.7-5.0 inch 1080p display and 13 MP camera.