HTC HD2, a smartphone launched three years ago with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5, has just got a taste of the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The info comes from the Dark Forces Team (DFT), yet no specific details on how this was achieved have been provided as of yet.
However, a series of photos that supposedly show an early Windows Phone 8 build loaded on the device have been published online, as proof of the achievement.
According to WPCentral, the DFT poster Cotulla does have a reputation in the hacker community, which suggests that the loading of Microsoft’s new platform release on a three-year old device is indeed real.
Given the fact that Windows Phone 8 comes with a series of software-hardware security features, this achievement suggests that other devices might also get a taste of the platform, although not officially supported.