Even their big marketing machine hasn't stopped WinMo from slipping. Which I suppose is a good thing, judging how terrible WinMo is.
Also that will give Android another push, as well as Apple, to innovate. Love that part of capitalism ;)
HTC has drawn up plans for a significant upgrade to its Touch HD smartphone, Register Hardware has learned. So long Windows - the follow-up to the Touch HD (pictured) will run on Android The original Touch HD – launched late last year – runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. But the phone firm told us that the updated …
This would seem to indicate that HTC are looking to use Windows Mobile on their low-mid end devices (the Touch 2, for example) whilst putting Android on the High-end devices. Despite Windows Mobile costing (in terms of license per device sold to MS) whilst Android is Open Source. Bizarre!
Given that there are going to loads of devices which run WinMo 6.5, an HTC Touch HD owner is hardly going to left in the lurch. They just need to by a device that isn't called the Touch HD 2! However, quite why HTC would want to confuse the issue by calling it the Touch HD 2 when it isn't a direct successor does seem a little odd to me - then again this is the company that have 2 devices called "Hero" which look completely different!
been waiting for ages for HTC to announce the Touch HD2, my touch HD is probably one of the best phones I've had, and its getting android instead on winslow... er I mean winmob...
good news indeed... all we need now is some concept designs or one of those lovely guys or gals at htc to "misplace" some pic's
"For the love of all that's holy. A decent camera and flash and YOU HAVE MY MONEY HTC. WHY DON'T YOU WANT MY MONEY?"
Hear Hear - totally agree.
My Nokia N82 is staying right in my pocket until someone comes up with a newer, open phone with Xenon flash and good Lens.
HTC I'm looking at you - Bring out a hero or HD Touch running Android with a 5MP+ Camera and XENON flash and I'll snap your hand off.
PLEASE quit putting shitty LED flashes on supposedly high-end camera phones.
What's the point of having a 12MP camera if you can't take decent photos, unless in well lit environments!?
You're a bit of an idiot really, aren't you? Does the fact that it's called WinMobile 6.5 not give something away to you? The clue is in the version number. You're accusing an operating system that has been around far longer than Android or that shitty iPhone of not having any longevity, not having enough apps/backwards compatibility, etc, etc.
You know what that makes you? Stupid.
I would love an Android phone myself, but unless the HD 2 impresses, I'll stick with my WinMobile device for now. Already got all the apps they're still developing on the other platforms. All I want is an up-to-date Android phone with a physical keyboard and a battery life that doesn't suck donkey balls.
After waiting 3 years for a device that was both powerful enough to run our Sales Rep's on-the-road software suite which can only run on Windows Mobile, and that had a decent sized screen that they could actually read, AND was a phone as well - now we'll have to find something else as once the original HD becomes obsolete we can't upgrade.
Either that or convince the developer to rewrite it for Android. I wonder how many other people have "legacy" WM apps that will not be able to migrate, or are most folks just using the Phone side of the device?
If you have an existing Touch HD, you can put WinMo 6.5 on your phone courtesy of the guys over at XDA Developers. I think they've also managed to get Android running on it too.
The Touch HD does have a proper headphone socket, so I would think it highly likely the Touch HD 2 has also.
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