While it may be getting on for a year old now, we’ve still got a soft-spot for HTC’s Touch HD, so it’s nice to see the homebrew ROM community endevoring to bring the latest software to the smartphone. XDA Developers forum member Miri has put together a combination ROM of Windows Mobile 6.5 and the new TouchFLO 3D 2.6 build fresh from pre-production HTC Leo handsets, and you can see it demonstrated after the cut.
Video demo after the cut
Leo’s new widget layout and fettled menu bars look great on the Touch HD’s display, even if it’s a little smaller (at 3.8-inches) than the massive 4.3-inch panel the new HTC phone totes. There are more animations, too, though the whole thing seems to lack speed; that could be because the Leo is expected to have a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, compared the Touch HD’s which is just over half that speed.
Still, if you’re wondering what TouchFLO 3D 2.6 will look like and how it will interact with Windows Mobile 6.5 then check out the video below. We’re curious to see what Microsoft’s rumored WM6.5 UI refresh looks like, tentatively tipped for early in 2010, but we’ll have to wait for the next round of leaks before seeing that.