The HTC HD2 is one of the most powerful Windows Mobile phones on the market today… unfortunately it runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and Microsoft has made it pretty clear it has no plans to issue updates that will upgrade any existing devices from Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7… including the HD2.

Of course, there are folks out there who view that kind of definitive statement as a challenge, so it’s not all that surprising that today the first video of an HTC HD2 running Windows Phone 7 was released.

Bear in mind, Microsoft hasn’t officially launched Windows Phone 7 and you can’t actually buy a phone with the operating system yet. So what we’re looking at hear is clearly a hacked build of the OS that’s been shoehorned onto the HD2 using some form of black magic. Unfortunately the video doesn’t actually show what happens after the operating system boots, so we can’t say for certain how well it runs.

The fact that it takes more than 90 seconds to load doesn’t bode well. Then again, this is just an early test build. Things could get better as the developers continue their work.

You can check out the video after the break.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...