Could this be the HTC Mondrian ?

Let’s assume that the Windows Phone 7 ROM leak is indeed the real thing and that the HTC Mondrian is a real device. We also know that HTC will supposedly only release one Windows Phone 7 handset this year. All this brings me to the conclusion that the device hinted at nearly 2 months ago by Microsoft’s Chris Sorenson who had just met with HTC’s Eric Lin (the tweet has seen been deleted) is actualy the HTC Mondrian:

Based on what I heard, #HTC will make all other #WP7S devices look outdated in terms of design. #HTC will clearly deliver the most amazimg WP7S ever.

BTW thanks to MonteCristoffOn at XDA we know that Mondrian is actually Piet Mondrian a Dutch Painter who did paintings that looks really intersting……

Update: Check out the early specs and renders.

Sprint releases Android 2.1 update for the Samsung Moment

As promised a few months ago Sprint has finally released the Android 2.1 update for the Samsung Moment today:

Android 2.1 now available for Samsung Moment! Details and instructions here – Hero users, you’re up next!

Samsung Moment owners can grab the goods on Sprint site here. THe HTC Hero ROM has apprently leaked earlier here.

Source: Sprint

Android 2.1 for the Sprint HTC Hero leaked


If you currently own a Sprint HTC Hero and can’t wait for the official Android 2.1 update (supposedly coming this summer) then today is your lucky day. A leaked Android 2.1 build for the Sprint HTC Hero has leaked a few hours ago for you to try it out if you are brave enough. You can download it here (RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_2.27.651.5_R_signed_release.exe)

Source: androidcentral

Windows Phone 7 ROM Leaked?


That’s what a Chinese XDA poster is claiming. He just posted a file a Windows Phone 7 image file that supposedly belongs to a unannounced HTC handset called the HTC Mondrian on Cingular USA. I’m not going to say that I’m highly skeptical but lets take a look at what we’ve got here: Cigular USA is long gone (it’s now AT&T Mobility since 2007) ,the HTC Mondrian code name sounds a bit weird especially compared to HTC’s latest codenames (incredible, passion, legend pothon, trophy etc..), the build number is 6176; exactly the same as the latest Emulator build (compiled on Arpil 6th) and the folks at XDA-China have already made several attempts to pass repackaged WP7 Emulator images as leaked WP7 since the CTP tools were released by Microsoft in March. So is this a really leak? It could be, but nothing has been proved at all…And even if it was real; what’s the point of it given that it can’t be flashed on current HD2 devices  (every WP7 ROM will supposedly be digitaly signed to a single hardware unit) and if by miracle this was the case you won’t be able to use any of the online services present in the OS (because they will fail to autenticitate your phone as a genuine Windows Phone 7 handset). 

I guess that I should also remind you of the “WP7 on HTC HD2″ story that some folks came up with a little while ago. Ever since I posted my video showing that it was fairly easy to fake we never heard a single thing about them…ever.

Source: XDA