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