HTC Leo-S with keyboard coming?

HTC Leo-S coming soon?

Xmoo, who makes a sport out of collecting ROMs and early prototypes, has found some evidence for a new version of the HTC HD2, this time with a keyboard.

Contained in registry keys in the ROM, it makes mention of a HTC Leo-S with the right registry keys for a slide-out QWERTY device (having said that, current HTC HD2 ROMs contain the same registry keys).

At the moment it is not clear whether this will be a last hurrah for Windows Mobile devices or a smashing launch Windows Phone 7 device from HTC, but either will be welcome at this point.

XMoo expects the new HTC ROM (1.78.911.1 with OS 5.2.21905.5.0.93) to be released soon. Unfortunately this is still not a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 ROM yet.

The relevant tweets are below.

    1. @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
    2. @HTC LEO-S [HKLM\Software\HTC\HTCSensor\GSensor] "KBDSlideOut_To_Stop_GSensor"=dword:00000001 "IsKBRotateBackPortrait"=dword:00000001

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