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VIDEOVIEW: Windows Phone 7 Series HTC HD2 Port Hands-on - True of Fake?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 29.03.10 - 13:40:28 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 28308x
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You might have seen the news from the weekend that an early build of Windows Phone 7 Series, which Microsoft announced during the recent Mobile World Congress, is said to be ported to an HTC HD2 and the developers proved it with photos and even two videos. If it would be a fake, it wouldn't be too hard to fake some photos - I've done it with Android on an HTC HD2 and Windows Phone 7 Series on a Motorola Milestone in the past as well but a video should be a good proof - or maybe not? There are no doubts that a) the HTC HD2 is powerful enough to run Windows Phone 7 Series and b) sooner or later some clever developers will find a way to bring Windows Phone 7 Series to an HTC HD2.

However, I have my doubts that - at this early stage of the Windows Phone 7 Series development - a port is already available for the HTC HD2 and with the following video I just want to demonstrate how easy it is to even fake a "video-proof":

All I used for the video above is Microsoft's new Visual Studio 2010 Express the company made available at the recent MIX conference, a hacked build of the Windows Phone 7 Series emulator which unlocks all Windows Phone 7 Series applications and a Remote Terminal connection between my HTC HD2 and my PC.

As a matter of fact, my PC is running the Windows Phone 7 Series emulator and the HD2 mirrors the emulator only. However, Microsoft has even enabled multitouch in the emulator which means developers with a PC which supports multitouch can test multitouch-capabilities straight on the PC; and therefore multitouch is also supported on the HD2.

While I have to admit that the video-proof is way more responsible than my demonstration, I've used a WiFi connection only and I'm pretty sure the result would looks much better with a USB connection.

Again, all I wanted to demonstrate and proof is how easily such a so called "video-proof" can be faked. Especially because I was irritated that the proof-videos only showed stuff from the SDK while it's claimed by the developer, that the port doesn't came from the SDK but an early device build (the device is unknown). Nevertheless, as a happy HTC HD2 owner who's really awaiting the release of Windows Phone 7 I hope I'm wrong and the news from the weekend are not just a fake but true.

Cheers ~ Arne

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