Rumor: HTC HD2 with Keyboard Coming Soon?
Seems like the HD2 might be getting an upgrade with a keyboard soon? According to xmoo, who is known for dissecting ROMs, he has spotted some registry keys in the latest HD2 ROMs that hint towards a slide out keyboard. Here are his relevant twitter posts.
@HTC LEO-S [HKLMSoftwareHTCHTCSensorGSensor] “KBDSlideOut_To_Stop_GSensor”=dword:00000001 “IsKBRotateBackPortrait”=dword:00000001
@HTC Leo-S should be a Leo with KEYBOARD (3.01.405.T1), normal @HTC HD2 will get upgrade 1.78.911.1 with OS 5.2.21905.5.0.93
I really hope this is true because this would make the HD2 my device of choice for sure. I am not willing to make the move to a virtual keyboard unless I really need to which seems more than likely since most phones now are coming with virtual keyboards only.
And as the current HD2 button layout does not meet the specs for a WP7 phone, what can this mean. An HD2 w/KB and 6.5.X? Now that would be something.
Possibly…. but I am almost 100% sure someone on XDA will figure out how to remap the buttons and get WP7 onto a HD2. So i wont have a problem even if it does not get windows 7 officially.
Many new Android phones have keyboards attached. And, from the looks of the Droid 2, they learned how to make pretty good keyboards as well.
Though I think the standard should be the Fuze’s keyboard. Five rows, numpad number keys, and a top row of punctuation with plenty of function keys. And, unlike the Touch Pro 2, a properly located backspace button.
Yeah, I have a touch pro 2 right now and I totally love the keyboard I love it more than the fuze because it is more spacious obviously since the phone is bigger and yeah android has some phones with a keyboard but I just have not seen one that i like yet. Hoping something along the lines of the HD2 or EVO with a 4.3 ish screen and physical keyboard would be a killer phone for me.
Hopefully HTC is smart enough to rearrange the buttons so that they are compatible with a WP7 upgrade. They should be starting up on on WP7 hardware anyway. Seems like a really easy decision to me. This is if HTC hasn’t had this on the burner since before MWC 2010.
Yeah, I haven’t seen much about WP7 hardware only saw some crappy LG but I am really waiting to see what the HTC devices will look like. I think there was some talk about the devices being named but I have not seen any pictures or prototypes.
If they do come out with the HD2 and a keyboard, I will instantly make it my next upgrade.. that is if it is on at&t…