[Video-How to] Install Android and WP7 on HTC HD2

Thanks to the guys over at XDA dev forums, this video shows you how to install both Android and WP7 on your HTC HD2. Follow the walk-through video above to make your hot little HD2 dual boot both OS’. And note that we are not responsible if you brick your device.

[via XDA dev forums]


Side by Side Breakdown: iPhone 4 vs. EVO 4G

Well today was a busy day (and a little embarrasing) for Apple. Not only did their WiFi service not work during one of their demonstrations, but most of the glory of the iPhone had already been outed by Gizmodo. In return for ruining their iPhone 4 glorious debut, Gizmo wasn’t invited to this year’s WWDC.

But that is neither head nor there, what is great is that the iPhone 4 is official, has some cool goodies and coming out at the end of June! So for all of you needing the latest greatest handset from Apple, your wait is only a little while longer. For those of you who’ve already read the specs on the site or blogs, you may still be considering the one alternative to iPhone 4; the HTC EVO 4G. In my honest opinion, I love the design of Apple’s new iPhone 4 but I feel that several items are lackluster to suit my personal taste. #1 no flash. Sorry Apple, but I want to be able to view flash, like when I was at the dentist office earlier today for a check up and while waiting for my Doctor, I was watching a walk-through of the new iPhone 4 on viddler. I sure couldn’t do that on the new iPhone 4. #2 Cost. It is going to cost me an arm and leg, close to $120-$150 per month, to get the same service I can get from Sprint (with unlimited data + free mobile to mobile calling) for under $90 per month, with tax. According to BillShrink, it would cost me almost $600 more over a two year period and that doesn’t include the fact that AT&T will not have unlimited data any longer.

So to each his own. I love the look at extras the new iPhone 4 comes with but I also know that there will be even better Android based handsets, that are far more open, get updated more frequently and in several ways are superior to iPhone 4 in a few key areas. Then again, the iPhone 4 new screen resolution, addition of a gyroscope (which opens up all kind of app possibilities, Flash drive, talk time (quoted not actually tested, but Apple is usually good about their testing quotes), an AppStore which is far superior than anyones and A4 processor are a pretty compelling reason to get the iPhone 4. So this boils down to your personal preference. If I had an extra $600 a year, I would probably get an iPhone 4 too. My recommendation, get the phone you wan and works for you the best – because you’ll probably be a whole lot happier than listening to tech blogs or your fanboy friends.

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VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 OS Gets Installed on HTC HD2; Looks Great

Oh those crafty Russians. How we love it when they come up with some cool stuff. But who we really love is the guys that port over different OS’ to a new phone, in this case the Windows Phone 7 ROM onto a HTC HD2, the world’s most popular Windows phone. Tom Codon of HTCPedia has posted screenshots showing off the HTC HD2 running an early build of Windows Phone OS 7.0. I must say that the OS looks incredible on that huge screen! Hit the link for more pics and videos. Read more of this post

Touchscreen Battle: iPhone vs Droid vs Droid Eris vs Nexus One vs Palm Pre vs Blackberry Storm 2

In the battle of touchscreen sensitivity and overall performance, Moto Labs has pitted the big boys of touchscreens: iPhone vs Droid vs Droid Eris vs Nexus One vs Palm Pre vs Blackberry Storm 2. The video below shows a script written for MOTO’s laboratory robot and then re-ran the original the comparison to see how the touchscreens stack up when the lines are drawn by our robot’s slow and precise “finger. Kind of wished we could have seen the Nokia N900 next to these phones. Check out the video below.

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HTC HD2 hands on and impressions

Although I did not have a long time to go over all of the nuances of the new T-Mobile HTC HD2, powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, I was thoroughly impressed with the build quality and functionality of the device. Hit the link for more pics and information. Read more of this post

T-Mobile’s HTC HD2 Video Walk-through

You just gotta love Wal-Mart employees. Not only do most not give a crap about providing customer service but they’ll sell you a not-yet released HTC HD2 if you know how to con talk them into the sale. YouTube user JDMiPhoner was able to convince the peeps over at the Vancouver, WA, Walmart to sell him the yet unreleased HD2 before the March 24th sale date. In return, he decided to make  a few videos of the new handset. Hit the link for videos. Read more of this post

HTC HD2, Nuron And Cliq XT All Get Priced

TMoNews got their hands on some upcoming pricing information. T-Mobile will introduce the HD2 at $199.99 after rebate and $449.99 out the door, sans contract. The CLIQ XT running MotoBlur can be had for$129.99 after rebate and $329.99, sans contract. Nokia Nuron which will run you $69.99 after rebate on a two year and without contract, the Nuron will set you back $179.99.

via TMoNews

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fonefrenzy podcast #01 January 15, 2010

In this, our FIRST episode (finally!), Daniel and I discuss CES, Nexus, Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, HD2,  iPhone, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Microsoft and some other good stuff.

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UPDATE: Video of the podcast is now up on Vimeo

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HTC’s HD2 officially coming to T-Mobile, Winmo 7 announcement at MWC?

Microsoft opened CES last night with talk about Windows 7 and gaming. What they didn’t go into detail about is Windows Mobile. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, did happen to whip the HTC HD2 out of his pocket for a second. He said the HTC HD 2 will be coming to T-Mobile ‘soon’. T-Mobile currently has a mailing list set up so you can be notified when the HTC HD2 will be available. Go here to get your name on the list. In case you have forgotten, the HTC HD 2 is the device with a monstrous 4.3″ screen at 800×480 resolution, 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of ROM, 488 MB of RAM, and comes with HTC’s Sense UI. Ballmer also decided to throw out a bit of a tease for what’s to come.

Ballmer said that there will be more details on Windows Mobile at the Mobile World Congress event which is held in February.  We are hoping this means they are launching some new hardware with 6.5 and finally announcing the long-awaited Windows 7. LG reaffirmed this likelihood at their press event by saying “Windows Mobile 7 will be on devices later this year”. So get ready folks, it seems that the time for Microsoft’s big move back into the mobile forefront is just around the corner.