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Old 08-30-2010, 10:51 AM
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Windows7 on TP?

Hello all,

I enjoy my TP. I want to extend its life as much as possible. I find that the major issue I have with the phone was HTC's quality assurance. One phone had a sticky keyboard, but the replacement worked flawlessly.

I am rambling....

As I read the 1st look of Windows7 from PPCGEEKS, http://www.ppcgeeks.com/2010/08/23/o...-and-personal/

the author stated that the phone's hardware was nothing special, definitely not flagship models. So I extrapolated that our TP's hardware may have the computing power for Windows7. I just don't know what it takes to port the new os.

Can anyone know if Windows7 can exist on our TP?
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:43 AM
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Hello all,

I enjoy my TP. I want to extend its life as much as possible. I find that the major issue I have with the phone was HTC's quality assurance. One phone had a sticky keyboard, but the replacement worked flawlessly.

I am rambling....

As I read the 1st look of Windows7 from PPCGEEKS, http://www.ppcgeeks.com/2010/08/23/o...-and-personal/

the author stated that the phone's hardware was nothing special, definitely not flagship models. So I extrapolated that our TP's hardware may have the computing power for Windows7. I just don't know what it takes to port the new os.

Can anyone know if Windows7 can exist on our TP?
Perhaps, but can they release at least one device for it before you start asking these questions?

It's definitely not going to be provided as an upgrade from HTC or any provider... so it's going to be like the XDAndroid project - and since Microsoft is so great about releasing their source code, I'm sure the hacking community will have an easy time porting it...

Perhaps because it's a native WinMo device it'll be 'easy' - but probably not. I'm not here to crush your hopes & dreams, but don't hold your breath.
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Re: Windows7 on TP?

Also I thought the WinPhone needed multi touch to work and the TP did not support that.
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Also I thought the WinPhone needed multi touch to work and the TP did not support that.
That will probably be the least of the concerns... I would say hardware like processor, memory, etc are going to be much more difficult - unless there's a native device that is similar enough... or if Microsoft just reuses an old kernel from WinCE (which I heard they're not doing... supposedly) then it may be easier than I am assuming.

But based on what little is known about the OS, it won't be an easy task. Microsoft really wants us to think they're building a new mobile OS from the ground up - and if that's the case it make take even longer to dive into it and port it.

You are correct that the TP has a resistive and not capacitive screen, I just don't think that will be a big deal. You'll just have it running without the fancy mutitouch features.
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Re: Windows7 on TP?

If you check this out, you'll see that hardware issues would probably make 7 on TP impossible. It's an interesting comparison video.

http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/e...ser-comparison
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Re: Windows7 on TP?

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If you check this out, you'll see that hardware issues would probably make 7 on TP impossible. It's an interesting comparison video.

http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/e...ser-comparison
Which hardware makes it impossible to have W7 on TP? W7 has an option to use pinch-to-zoom AND double-tap. On TP, pinch-to-zoom will not work, but double-tap will do the same thing. Nothing else in the web browser comparision makes it impossible to be on TP? Maybe I am missing something...Could you or someone explain?
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Re: Windows7 on TP?

I'd say it'd be more of a processor/memory limitation... If Microsoft truly is building this system from the ground-up for newer phones, the TP probably won't be able to handle it.

We'll see what the wizards at dumping ROMs can do, I'd love to be proven wrong... I just have a feeling that it won't work since no manufacturer is going to customize Win7 for our phones... You've seen how tough porting Android to these devices are, and they HAVE the code!!
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