If you are a HTC HD2 owner or a regular technology news reader, you will no doubt have heard about the possibility of the HTC HD2 running Windows Mobile 7.
Nothing has been made official in any way shape or form by either party but there is so much information circulating now from sources close to HTC and also Microsoft that is seems as if there will have to be an update to Mobile 7 (PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT CONFIRM THIS).
With leaked twitter posts and Microsoft management making suggestions it has to be only a case of time, no?
The latest comments from Greg Sullivan, the marketing manager at Microsoft who intimated that the HD2 is a prime candidate for an update but saying
“Our fragmentation issue is primarily around screen resolutions and assuming a minimum CPU and storage. So it has been a little bit challenging, because that choice, that flexibility, that freedom that people have to build any kind of device and use any kind of device: touch, non-touch, keyboard, soft key, has required a little bit extra effort in some cases for developers to target apps that run across a wide array of devices,” Sullivan said.
But the (HTC) HD2 is a great early example of our new approach…We’ve got capacitive and multi-touch support in a Windows Phone, and that’s because we did the platform work while working very closely with HTC to do the hardware/software integration.”
So how are we having our cake and eating it too? We’re going to continue the horizontal market, but work very closely with our hardware partners to provide more guidance on the platform so we don’t have nine different display sizes that independent software vendors have to target…maybe just two…
We’re going to continue investing in the user experience, and the legacy pocket PC 1999 UI that still kind of shows up if you drill down pretty deep? that’s another thing that’s changed.”
VIA: Know Your Mobile