The HTC HD2 is definitely a handset that seemingly lasts without showing any signs of ageing – after all, when Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta was announced, it was ported over to the 2009 handset and worked relatively well. This is not to say that there were no niggling problems – far from it, earlier Mango custom ROMs for the HD2 did not allow Live services to function, but all of that is water under the bridge now with a new custom Mango ROM cooked up, offering a fully working Marketplace – letting you purchase applications as though you were in possession of a legacy Windows Phone 7 device. 

Of course, this is not to say that the new Mango ROM is legal by any means, as there are legal and copyright implications amongst others involved. Proceed at your own risk, but what we’re trying to let you know is this – the HTC HD2 is certainly one tough cookie, and two years into the game, it is still going strong in terms of longevity!

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