HTC HD2 Not Eligible for Windows Phone 7 Upgrade

The HTC HD2 is no doubt the most highly speced out Windows Mobile 6 device on the market. Naturally, one would think it would be eligible for the vaulted upgrade to Windows Phone 7. Not so fast. According to Natasha Kwan, Microsoft’s General Manager for Mobile Communications Business in the Asia-Pacific market, the HTC HD2 does not meet the requirements due to it having "more … [Read more...]

Mac Support for Windows Phone 7 Series?

In the past, being a Mac user had it's challenges when wanting to use a Windows Mobile device. If you want use the Zune HD or any Zune device for that matter, there are even more hoops to jump through. Given the tight integration of Zune software with Windows Phone 7 Series, that would seriously hamper adoption by Mac users. Well, apparently Microsoft hasn't closed the door on … [Read more...]

First Windows Phone 7 Series Device

Engadget's weekly show featured Microsoft's Aaron Woodman and he was packing the first Windows Phone 7 Series device we've seen. The LG Windows Phone 7 Series was a QWERTY slider, slightly thicker than the Nexus One or iPhone and had a 5 megapixel camera. Not much else to report, other than it's good to see prototypes in the wild. This is a good sign that perhaps a … [Read more...]

Adobe taking a pass on Flash for Windows Mobile 6.5, looking to Windows Phone 7 Series

It appears Adobe is going to take a pass on bringing Flash to Windows Mobile 6.5. According to an Adobe employee via Adobe's forums, the company will bypass the current version of WinMo for Windows Phone 7. "You can expect the final release for Android to be available mid-year. All Android devices that meet our minimum s/w and h/w requirements will be supported. … [Read more...]

Door open for OEM’s To Upgrade 6.5 Devices to Windows Phone 7

We didn't think this would be possible, but now a ray of hope has emerged from Microsoft's Alex Reeve who said this when asked if 6.5 phones were upgradeable to Windows Phone 7. It's early days yet, and that's really for our hardware partners to think about. Sounds as if the door is open, but what about phones that exist meeting Microsoft's stringent specs for Windows … [Read more...]