While we’ve yet to see a Windows 7 phone (although there’s a Windows XP handset out there), the HTC HD2 seems to handle the latest desktop OS from Microsoft perfectly, at least via the Remote Desktop app. This is a remote control software for the Win 7 OS, allowing you to mess with your PC, while on the move.


Remote Desktop has been out there for years now, but the novelty of this piece of software is the fact that it runs on HTC HD2, the latest WM 6.5 handset. HD2 runs a new version of Remote Desktop, that uses the multitouch features of the smartphone, allowing an intuitive navigation experience, plus zoom in/out via pinching.

Windows 7 looks decent on the HTC smartphone screen and, as you can see, Remote Desktop allows the Pocketnow editor to access My Computer and the desktop version of Word in Windows 7. The software relies on a selector shaped like a square, allowing the user to move all over the desktop screen, shown in a miniature version on HTC HD2.

Here’s the video of the cool app in action:

[via Pocketnow]

  • bushworlda

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  • Shobub

    the pictures, if i connect to my computer it looks exactly like that.. lol

  • Henrik

    Hi All,

    I got still got a problem. I also run Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    I keep Receiving error message:

    Cannot connect. Likely reasons are:
    1. The remote computer is not set up for this
    2. Reached the maximum number of connections.
    3. A network error occurred while connecting

    I'm running Windows 7 with a Dlink DIR-451 Router.

    I've forwarded port 3389 as instructed, I've tried disabling all firewalls.

    I have tried the local Ip-adress and my computer Ip-adress, and I have allow conection for remote desktop.

    I have even tried make a new user at the computer with a password, but no luck.

    What am I doing wrong???

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Milan R Beca

    i dont now when u post this but if u manage to connect with remote d tellme how because i jave the same problem !