Droid - when will it run Windows Phone 7 Series

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    With Microsoft's official announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series today, I was wondering if we would ever be able to run that OS on the Motorola Droid hardware.

    When I had a WM phone (ATT Tilt), I could use HARET to run the android software. Does anyone think we would ever be able to do the reverse?

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    I suppose it would be possible to flash it onto the Droid if you were able to build the drivers into it...

    This is definitely a question for the guys over at XDA
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    While technically possible, I doubt you'll see anything worthwhile develop in this area, at least nothing stable/usable.
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    I miss my Tilt... loved my Tilt2 but AT&Ts service was just horrible:mad:

    I never really got into running Android on it but I remember all the discussion(s) over on XDA. How was it (I remember they couldn't get a lot of things working, like the SD card).

    Did you ever try the Phoenix ROMs? I ran their site (PDC) and was one of the lead testers for a while... I really wish our chef (ParelyP) would come to the dark side and start cooking Droid ROMs (or is this the light side, lol?).
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    guess my question is, why would you want to? Win7P looks horrible, boring and more closed than iPhone.
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    I think Windows 7 will run on Android when Hell freezes over. YMMV ;)
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    What kind or "WINE" would an Android drink?
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    I have to agree that WM 7 looks terrible. I can't imagine basing a phone OS on the Zune interface.

    With my ATT Tilt, I was running Android and the only the wifi, GPS and Bluetooth didn't work. The battery life was awful and you pretty much needed to keep it plugged in constantly.
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    Have you guys ever played with the Zune HD interface? It's smokin' fast. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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    When you have a need to ruin your Droid...
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    I LOVE the Windows 7 Phone UI!

    Having said that, I still prefer the hackability of Android. It's why I chose it over the iPhone (that and an open ecosystem).
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    I think it's looking pretty nice as well. Owning an Android phone doesn't mean you have to hate WinMo phones and iPhones guys!
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    As an experiment, I visited a few iPhone blogs to see what their commentors were saying about the news... lol, their fanboyism is so clouded. They say the most ignorant things!
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    7 series looks like a really nice home replacement to me, nothing really earth shattering
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    Thank you... I've warned several people on the forums already that many Droid owners are in danger as becoming as bad as Apple fanboys.... Each device has a purpose and, more importantly a market.

    Business users will be thrilled to have the full functioning office device that will also act as a mp3 player and media device (neither the Android or iPhone are a real alternative for heavy business users in terms of function or being supported by major IT departments).
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    The more I see demo's of WM7 the more I like it. Hopefully in about 2 years, VZW will be carrying a few versions of each of the best Android and WM7 phones.

    Can't wait!
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    If you don't like the interface you can always install SPB Mobile Shell which is similar to the Android interface , but way better looking and customizable . As for the people saying that WM is not as hackable or customisable as Android , I gues you never owned a WM device , I could do , hack and customise a hundred times more stuff on my WM phone than on my Droid . It seems that many Apple fanboys have become now Droid fanboys trashing everything else .
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