The HD2 was HTC’s last Windows Mobile-based phone when it released in late 2009. It has, or really had, an active hacking community that made the phone do various amazing things like run Android, Windows Phone 7 and even Ubuntu-Linux. Today, we saw an all-new hack released for the HD2: it’s called USB Host and it allows your HD2 to, well, play as host device instead of client in order to connect to different USB peripherals.

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Microsoft and HTC made it official that the HTC HD2 won’t be getting the Windows Phone 7 upgrade although the hardware supports it. But that didn’t stop the hacking community from dumping a Windows Phone 7 ROM on the HD2, yes you read that right! You can now boot Windows Phone 7 on your HD2 alongside Windows Mobile 6.5, Ubuntu, MeeGo, Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Officially speaking, HTC’s HD2 will not be getting a Windows Phone 7 upgrade. All because it doesn’t comply with WP7’s hardware specifications. And what hardware specs, you might ask? Not having three buttons! Yes, HD2 won’t get WP7 all because it has two extra buttons despite the fact that it meets all other specifications.

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Remember when we informed you last time about Android port which was in works for HTC HD2? Well guess what? Just like the Android port for iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, it is now a reality on HD2 too, with Android 2.1 dual booting side by side with Ubuntu Linux “’Karmic Koala”, and Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC Sense. Check out the video after the break.

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The KIN phone has a really neat looking UI which appeals to quite a a lot of teens out there. Unfortunately though, the KIN didn’t get all the attention which it should have got. And now without having to buy a KIN phone, you can get that same interface on your Windows Mobile based phone as a theme using the KIN Launcher.

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Android 2.2 aka Froyo is without a doubt the best version of Android OS that we have seen yet! The main thing which everyone was interested to find out was about the speed of the browser which Google claims to be the fastest amongst any of the mobile web browsers available on any platform today.

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We have previously seen different Windows phones like HTC Touch Pro2, Touch HD and Touch Diamond2 running Android OS through an emulation software named Haret. For different reasons, developers so far have not been able to do the same for HTC HD2 which by far is the most superior Windows phone available today.

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The first American 4G phone, the HTC EVO 4G will hit the shelves on 4th of June for US $199 on a two year contract with Sprint. Since both the HTC HD2 and HTC EVO 4G shares almost same specs (hardware wise), the comparison between the two is evitable. One runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 (HTC HD2) while the other runs on Android 2.1 with HTC Sense (EVO 4G).

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One common misconception about Windows Mobile platform is that it lacks gaming abilities. You might want to reconsider this after you watch this video of PlayStation emulator (FPSECE) running some PlayStation titles like Tekken 3 and others on HTC HD2.

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Recently, we informed you about the upcoming Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two phones which are heavy social networking oriented handsets aimed at the social network savvy people. And now according to a leaked email from Verizon, it now looks like that the said phones will be available for pre-order starting from 6th of this month, and will ship on 13th May.

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If you’re a die hard Windows Mobile fan and feel left out that why only iPhone and Android (soon) users gets all the glory of having their life in the cloud, then there’s good news for you all. The official Dropbox Client for Windows Phones (Windows Mobile 6.5.x, not Windows Phone 7) is now in the works.

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The most hyped and anticipated smartphone device has finally landed on the American land on T-Mobile for purchase, the HTC HD2. Get ready to be a part of a large 3G network, kicking off with a phone packed with loads of features and goodies.

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Formula 1 in association with Vodafone has released official F1 timing app for iPhone and some Windows Phones like HTC HD2 which lets you track the progress of each and every driver and their respective teams – from their current position and best lap time to their latest sector times and lap count, all LIVE. You can watch the top drivers in the World, including 7 times champion Michael Schumacher as they compete for the ultimate drivers crown of the year.

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Few days back, we told you about a Windows Phone 7 Series “Metro UI” theme for Windows Mobile devices which was in works at XDA. This theme was in very early stages of development and had lots of bugs. If you weren’t impressed by that ambitious project, you need to check this one out!

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Jaxbot at XDA-Developers forums is working hard on a Windows Phone 7 Series theme to bring the Metro UI over to Windows Mobile 6.5.x (aka Windows Phone Starter) based devices. The said UI is still in very early stages of development, and has some bugs as can be expected but it promises a lot. Here is how it currently looks like running on a HTC HD2.

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Microsoft has finally updated the Windows Marketplace for Mobile to version 1.2.1417.0001 . This new version brings the much needed feature where users can now select on whether they want to install the downloaded apps to the onboard storage, or to the external storage card. Also added is the ability to choose any region/market from which you want to download and install apps. What this means is that even if you are living outside US, you can still access the US store and install the apps from there by simply changing your region to “United States”.

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Just found this out on WinMo.nl website and thought it was worthy of a share. What you see here is a HTC HD2 running one of the early builds of Windows Phone 7 Series. According to the site, the build was working nice and smooth and it was shown running on HD2 to the audience in Barcelona present at MWC.

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The official Windows Phone account on twitter has just posted some info about the possible Windows Phone OS 7.0 upgrade for HTC HD2. This is what they are saying at the moment.

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Here is a head to head comparison between the Google phones powered by Android OS with the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series devices. For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the next generation of Windows phones called the Windows Phone 7 Series in his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress 2010. Windows Phone 7 Series refers to the next-generation Windows phones running Windows Phone OS 7.0.

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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer unveiled the next generation of Windows phones called the Windows Phone 7 Series in his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress 2010. These phones are going to feature Zune like UI with full Xbox LIVE integration for rich end-user experience.

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