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hello guys, is there a white version of this phone?

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  • 2010-10-16 13:17
  • t7X2
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-09-16 09:23 from w4DQ - click to readThe CPU, despite being underclocked less than 1 Ghz, performs better on web browsing, flash and images than the Droid 2 (Milestone 2)'s CPU in ever review i've seen that actually ran tests.

The only downside to the Desire Z amongst the competition is battery life where it is quite poor due to the small battery.

Otherwise it's an amazing device.

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  • 2010-10-16 03:14
  • QGMH
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You cant setup proxy for Wi-fi on Android = way to big flaw.

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  • 2010-10-15 15:47
  • 3nvw
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For a long time I was very satisfied with my Nokia N82 and I was waiting and waiting for Nokia to come up with something that should outperform Iphone and Android-phones. But the N8 seems to be a disappointment so I have been looking more closely at the Desire Z and I must say that it looks promising and impressive, so it will most likely be my next phone. I guess Nokia can easily be forgotten with a Desire Z.

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  • 2010-10-15 07:56
  • m}5B
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Hello guys, the htc desire z has autofocus on video.

And fastest phone in the market !

I want the black one

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  • 2010-10-13 16:59
  • n4KM
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I was a Nokia fan but when I tried the Android wuaaahh I was blown away too....it was like flying..then I started to discover all the tricks with my Hero, rooting, flashing a different ROM and many others things.Now with the Desire even better, I will not go back to symbian....no way!!

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  • 2010-10-13 12:13
  • nuee
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> In reply to exN8fan @ 2010-10-12 09:24 from kM9W - click to readBy the way, I am also an exN8fan who's going for the Desire Z now.
But still, the N8 is a fantastic phone with lots of things I will miss in the Desire HD. Chronologically:
1.FM transmitter (I have no AD2P on my car stereo)
2.USB on the go
3.HDMI (although the DLNA makes up for a lot :D)

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  • 2010-10-13 10:09
  • MAVb
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> In reply to exN8fan @ 2010-10-12 09:24 from kM9W - click to readShuuuure, I'll quickly download a 700MB movie through dropbox on my cell phone... so much easier than copy paste

come on, even on a desktop computer, online storage is not interesting yet due to the low download and especially low upload speeds (at least here in Belgium)

I don't want to spend like half of my 2GB data plan to one movie, which I can copy faster an easier with a simple cable I always put in my backpack (or handbag if you're a woman or something in between :D )

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  • 2010-10-13 10:05
  • MAVb
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> In reply to Stuntman @ 2010-10-12 22:01 from NGfv - click to readJust check what the differences are between desire Z and Nokia E7 and decide on that...

shouldn't be to hard to make a decision, for me it's the Desire Z all the way, although if the Desire Z would not have existed, I would have gone for the E7

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  • 2010-10-13 10:00
  • MAVb
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I currently own an N97 and am looking possible replacements for it. I love the qwerty keyboard, so right now, I'm considering the HTC Desire Z as well as the Nokia E7. The Desire Z has a better UI and screen resolution. The E7 is more familiar to me, has a bigger screen and would be an easier transition.

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  • 2010-10-12 22:01
  • NGfv
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So, the only downside I see to this phone (as opposed to my N97) is the internal memory... At 1.5GB it make my 32GB N97 a champion... But my N97 fails everywhere else. I think I'll use it as an MP3 player when I get this phone haha.

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  • 2010-10-12 19:02
  • NZFW
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> In reply to exN8fan @ 2010-10-12 09:24 from kM9W - click to readThe camera on N8 is absurd and to bulky for being on a mobile phone.
If you want to use USB on-the-go you always have to carry the extra adapter-cable with you and I do not think many users will actually do that so the USB on-the-go is pointless.

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  • 2010-10-12 12:17
  • n4xw
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I was also considering getting a N8 but then I looked more and more into the HTC Desire Z and I have grown to like it. I do think that it looks nicer than the N8 however, I wish we were able to choose the different colors. Also about the usb-on-the-go subject, i read that there is an app called dropbox. You first install it on your computer and than on your phone, when you do this you are able to see the files you stored in the dropbox in either your phone or your computer, essentially a wireless way of file sharing.
And yes I will be giving up that 12 megapixel camera but i'm sure a 5 megapixel will do just fine.
overall, i have been looking for a phone with a physical keyboard and it was either the desire z or even the the Nokia E7, but it just seems as though the desire z has won me over

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  • 2010-10-12 09:24
  • kM9W
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Mmmm i think HTC is great , but i've never tried android till now , and am afraid am not gonna like it

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  • 2010-10-11 23:49
  • 0ZUK
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is the black yes

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  • 2010-10-11 18:02
  • n4KM
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Is this the Black version of Desire Z? Or is it just bad lighting in the video? At 1.23 the back cover is a lot darker than the normal silver/grey version. Would prefer the Desire Z in black, but that's just my preference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqpI2WYbuDA

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  • 2010-10-11 16:47
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one day google will impose to install on the SD

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  • 2010-10-11 15:52
  • n4KM
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> In reply to hayato @ 2010-10-11 10:58 from t7X2 - click to read2.2 support installation on sd, but not all apps support this yet and most apps do not install completely on sd but install some, not so small, parts on internal memory, but 1.5 gb internal memory should be more than enough.
I think app-store have a few more better games, but Android Market have a lot, many, better games... than Nokias appstore/market.
USB on-the-go would be a "good" thing if the phone have minimum 480 x 800 pixels and large internal ram and if you would not need an adapter-cable or it atleast was a combined masstorage/charger/USB-on-the-go cable. USB on-the-go on N8, or any Symbian phone, is pointless. Masstorage is more than enough for everyone. N8 is NOT a "computer" and editing dokuments without dedicated qwerty keyboard is a pain when the onscreen qwerty takes most of the already to few pixels on N8 screen. I think you and most buyers will be disappointed with USB on-the-go, and very few will carry the extra adapter-cable with them all day anyway so then USB on-the-go definetly is pointless.
I was a Nokia-fan until N97 mini totally disappointed me, and when I decided to try a Android-phone I was "blown away" and amazed by how much better Android actually is than Symbian. Upgrade to a Android-phone and you will not be disappointed and will never ever turn back to Symbian again. Those who say they went back to Symbian from Android are lying, or they bought Galaxy S and did not even dare root it and install "lagfix" to fix its problems. Android is very much better than Symbian, including Symbian3.
Managing files, Freedom, Good apps..., are all much better and easier on an Android-phone than on a Symbian-phone.
Android 2.2 gives you full flash 10.1 while Symbian3 only have "flashlite" and does not work on every flash 10.1 site and is often very laggy on sites where it actually "work".

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  • 2010-10-11 12:26
  • n4xw
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> In reply to TC @ 2010-10-10 23:26 from 0Tqy - click to readOk, how bout the OS? I heard 2.2 will now support installation on sd cards? That true? Any good games on android market just like in appstore?

I don't aggree on the USB OTG part, since it's one of the reason i'm confused between the two phones anyway. So it's not pointless, i think it's very useful.

You can convince me in a less harsh way. And besides, all that's needed to be known on n8 and symbian is already well-known to me. No need to discuss about n8. It's desire Z and android I want to know about.

Managing files? Freedom? Good apps? Guys, tell me. Upgrade to android 3, is it possible?

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  • 2010-10-11 10:58
  • t7X2
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Best phone ever and the beautifulest xD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqpI2WYbuDA

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  • 2010-10-11 00:51
  • n4KM
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