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Despite being the first firm to launch an Android-based smartphone, HTC has hinted that its upcoming HD2 won’t be given a Google OS makeover.

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HTC has downplayed the possibility of an Android-based HD2

Peter Chou, Chief Executive of HTC, boasted to Forbes that although the firm could "technically" make an Android HD2, the company must “take care of Windows Mobile”.

While Chou’s comments don’t rule out the possibility of an Android HD2 altogether, he tried to strengthen his argument for more Windows Mobile-based smartphones by reminding readers that HTC has been a Microsoft partner for 13 years.

The HD2 will undoubtedly be HTC’s flagship phone, for the next few months at least.

Sporting a 4.3in, 480 x 800 display, the HD2 has a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and runs Windows Mobile 6.5 – previewed here. It also includes a 5Mp camera, 7.2Mb/s HSDPA 3G support and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi.

According to online retailer Expansys, the HD2 will be available from 11 November for a SIM-free price of £500 ($827/€557). ®

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