"Windows Mobile may lack the elegance of more modern operating
systems, but some phones based on Microsoft's mobile OS are finding
new life as Android handsets.
"A few intrepid smartphone users have hacked their Windows
Mobile phones to run the Android operating system, creating
Frankenstein-ish monsters with the body of one phone and the
transplanted brain of another.
""The biggest reason I switched was because Windows Mobile was
so sluggish — it would hang and take forever when you dialed
a number," says Connor Roberts, a a software engineer who, two
months ago, posted a step-by-step tutorial to running Android OS on
the HTC Touch. "Android is a lot faster and I get GPS navigation on
my phone now for free." The Touch, introduced in June 2007, is a
pixie-sized phone with a 2.8-inch touchscreen and a 2-megapixel
camera that comes with Windows Mobile 6 OS."