It looks like Microsoft's keeping its living-and-let-live stance as hackers actually give the aging HD2 some much-deserved love. XDA-Developers member backslashid posted the above video showing Mango Beta 1 running on the device. Microsoft pretty much said go for it!
There definitely won't be an official Android version of HTC's WinMo-running HD2, but the chaps at HTC Linux have finally released an Android 2.1 build for the WinMo-running largescreen, with a fully-working touchscreen.
An intrepid crew of tinkerers, working with the Android OS, are all but ready to spring that OS on the Windows 6.5 hobbled HTC HD2.
HTC's HD2 might have only been out for less than two weeks, but they still can't keep the phone in stock, selling out again this week. Furthermore, up to 21,000 HD2 phones have sold in a single day.
One of our ninjas just dropped some tantalizing and blurry details for us to feast on.
In today's Remainders: disappearing acts. TigerText, a new iPhone app, makes your illicit text messages vanish; an official HTC video shows you how to disassemble an HD2; Intel's new Convertible Classroom netbook makes its keyboard go "Poof!" and more.
Kickstands are enjoying something of a renaissance lately as tablets have jumped to the forefront of everyone's attention, so it's only natural that the HD2, the most tabletesque of smartphones, is getting a combination kickstand/battery pack of its own.
The Word is that Ballmer just announced an exclusive deal bringing the awesomely-designed HTC HD2 to T-Mobile this spring.
Let's just get this out of the way: in terms of hardware, the Touch HD2 is the nicest phone in the world. It's ostentatiously huge and amazingly slim; it's business-savvy and utterly pornographic. But hardware like this deserves better. UPDATED