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There have been quite a few rumors of a Windows Phone 7 OS upgrade for the HD2, and, until now, there was hope for a possible upgrade to the Windows Phone 7. In an interview with APC Magazine, Microsoft claims that the HTC HD2 does not meet their criteria for the new OS. Natasha Kwan, General Manager for Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business in the Asia-Pacific region, pointed out that the HD2 will not qualify for an upgrade to WP7 as “it doesn’t have the three buttons”. The three buttons Kwan refers to are the Home, Back and Search keys that are mandatory for all Windows Phone 7 devices. The HD2, on the other hand, has Call, Home, Start, Back and End/Power controls. Buttons might not be the only things keeping this Snapdragon monster from a WP7 upgrade. Tony Wilkinson, Business Operations Director for Microsoft Australia said, “There are some hardware components that the HD2 doesn’t have”. Thanks for crushing our hopes and dreams, Microsoft!
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