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No, hd2 is with android, linux, meego, wm6 and wp7

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I for one would love to see a dual boot DVP, WP7 and Android.

Yeah, I have an Android phone (actually 2), and I love it, but I've also been playing with WP7 and it's great too. I actually have a DVP on order.

The big thing for me though is the hardware.

The DVP is a BEAUTIFUL phone, and I love the form factor. There's nothing else like it.

I think the next closest phone would be the BB Torch (outdated crap and no AWS), the Pre series (crap that HP will kill, also no AWS), or the Moto Spice (POS Android 2.1 with locked Bootloader)

I know it's not possible right now and I'll fully enjoy my DVP when it arrives.
I'm hoping that someone will be able to crack the DVP (wasn't GeoHot supposed to do it at Pwn2Own?) and since the Android Venue is supposed to be more-or-less the same hardware (minus the sweet keyboard), hopefully it will be possible eventually.
 
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I own a Galaxy Tab and would second this since someone brought it up. Before my Tab I was actually eagerly awaiting the DVP, mainly for its build quality and portrait slide-out QWERTY. Didn't get it in the end cos of the teething WP7 issues, and also because it wasn't even launched in my country till today; but I would have disregarded warranty issues and imported it if WP7 didn't have all those issues.

After using Android I realised it fit my usage pattern much better, but I'm still pining after the hardware of the DVP. Would be great to have the best of both worlds.
 
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What is it with people getting defensive about the idea of having a Dell Venue Pro running Android? I had a Touch Pro 2 that ran Android, the HD2 runs Android and HD7, Sure I can always buy an Android device (which I do, I own a Droid Pro and a Nexus One) but the hardware on the Dell Venue Pro is probably some of the best I've had (Returned the phone after a few weeks due to it being WP7)
 
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I've started a Bounty on Android on the DVP here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7#post13920817
Please, contribute if you can!
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Alcatel OT-981a "The Backup" (Dual Band UMTS, 600Mhz Qualcomm 7227, Idontknow186's Gingerbread ROM) - my main phone

Motorola Spice XT300 "The Project" (Dual Band UMTS 528Mhz Qualcomm 7225, Modded stock Eclair) - WIP
 
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Yes, I also don't get why some people mind. I do own HTC Desire Z wich is great, but wow, the DVP is stunning! I love the way it looks and feels in the hand, and shockingly the keyboard is the best I've seen, even better than Desire Z's one. (shock)
There's nothing like it on the market, but WM7 is a deal breaker. That's why if someone ports Android on DVP, I sell my Desire Z in a heartbeat and go buy a Venue Pro!
So please, someone, do it!
 
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Anyone try the rooting technique for the venue on a venue pro yet..? I may when my replacement for this one comes. I have been playing with some Droid ROMs, and funniest thing things is lots of these Droid ROMs remind me of the Energy ROM with HTC sense on WM6.5.. so if I can get Droid on my DVP, I may ditch WM7 until Mango update.

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HTC Universal (upgraded to WM6)
HTC Dash (upgraded to WM6)
HTC Dash 3G (My FAVORITE Phone)
HTC Tilt2 (AT&T Unlocked on Tmo - speaker went out)
HTC HD7 (Phone too big & no keyboard - and too delicate)
DELL DVP ( OS 7.8, FW 7720.219 )

Someone tell HTC we want a phone like the DVP, if they make it I will buy. I NEED a Portrait QWERTY WP8 device.

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Why would a root exploit for android do anything to wp7? And how would you run it? All the root methods I'm familiar with are either all's (z4root, gingerbreak, etc) or require adb (superoneclick or manual methods), neither of which has anything to do with wp7

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Alcatel OT-909s "The Phone" (Dual Band UMTS, 600Mhz Qualcomm 7227, Stock Gingerbread) - down for repairs

Alcatel OT-981a "The Backup" (Dual Band UMTS, 600Mhz Qualcomm 7227, Idontknow186's Gingerbread ROM) - my main phone

Motorola Spice XT300 "The Project" (Dual Band UMTS 528Mhz Qualcomm 7225, Modded stock Eclair) - WIP
 
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Not owning a Droid phone wasn't sure if you could get the DVP to "connect to pc" screen and then run some kind of technique to install android on top.. I stopped hacking and generally screwing with my phones when is went from WM to WP

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HTC Universal (upgraded to WM6)
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HTC Tilt2 (AT&T Unlocked on Tmo - speaker went out)
HTC HD7 (Phone too big & no keyboard - and too delicate)
DELL DVP ( OS 7.8, FW 7720.219 )

Someone tell HTC we want a phone like the DVP, if they make it I will buy. I NEED a Portrait QWERTY WP8 device.

That or the 2010 HTC Trophy "protoype" (See Avatar)
 
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can someone have a laugh and try holding down vol up and connecting usb cable to dvp while its turned off- and the same with volume down see if computer sees anything show up - anyone who owns a streak5 will know why i ask it
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