Can we now announce the death of Windows Mobile 6.X on HTC HD2? Perhaps, Windows Phone 7 is a dramatic departure from the menu system of Windows Mobile. The stylish new OS is intuitive and enjoyable to use, and also easy to customize with apps and features. A hub system neatly arranges the core functions into logical areas. Web browsing on the streamlined Internet Explorer is now super quick, with an agile pinch-to-zoom action and simple bookmark management. Getting to the point quickly, Windows Phone 7 was recently ported to HD2 with a standalone ROM and a couple of impressive work performed by DFT to make this true for the HD2 devices. Microsoft made a hefty jump toward competing with other mobile operating systems and this is possible now to try on HTC HD2 devices.
Thailand became the fifth country to to launch WP7 when Dtac began selling the HTC HD7. Of course, the HD7 being the monster it is, the phone immediately sold out nationwide despite costing 22,900 baht (about $760 US).
With the HTC Trophy, HTC has the very unenviable task of introducing the world to Windows Phone 7 while staying true to Microsoft's very rigid mobile vision. In a WP7 world filled with black slate phones, we've already seen HTC try to mix things up with the huge-screened HTC HD7 and the speaker-iffic HTC Surround. Without any of those bells and whistles, does the HTC Trophy measure up? Let's find out.
TELUS is serious about getting Windows Phone 7 devices in the hands of customers. How serious? So serious that from December 15-19 if you buy one of their two WP7 devices (including the HTC 7 Surround), they'll give you an Xbox 360 absolutely free.
Things always get bad when the analysts come out to play, and indeed, for Microsoft and Windows Phone 7, the gloom and doom has begun. Goldman Sachs analyst Sarah Friar wrote in a research note that Microsoft's market share will continue to go south next year, falling to 7 percent in 2011, down from 12 percent this year.
You can call the people at Microsoft many things, but you certainly can't call them short-sighted. Even though their first (copy & paste-enabling) update isn't out yet, Microsoft is reportedly planning on announcing a huge update at Mobile World Congress in February.