Woohoo. This fone is awesome with Slacker Radio playing Trance music while surfing the web & typing this message.
No lag. Stable, and still plenty of juice w/ all the tweaks. N connection unleashed.
Forget about WP7.
Ok, I have just found out why the plastic cover of the extended battery isn't fitting well in the US HD2.
At first, I was having some problem pressing the volume keys. I have found that the opening in the plastic cover is a tad smaller than the stock one (by about 0.5mm).
Lucky it was a plastic cover. I have just trimmed it a little bit, and now it fit better. Volume buttons work now.
The fit of the extended cover now looks better with some modification, but it is still average with really thin gaps on the sides. Hence, it is not a perfect fit.
Man! (or woman)
I cannot imagine how many mistakes I have made, and sorry about it (e.g. faith instead of fate, bottom vs button, can vs get, and etc...).
Sorry again, and do the adjustments as judged necessary. I am using my other PC because my other (partner/wife) is taking control of my main PC. My old wireless s*cks big time.
Mahayaya...#&%)_+#@... it is driving me crazy... mawaaahhh....
Ron, 08 Apr 2010Hey guys, bought my phone last week, i love it, i have had an HTC dash for about 2 years then ... moreIf you can find my email address in one of the post before
Send me an email asking for coreplayer and I will email it to you.
Ron, 08 Apr 2010Hey guys, bought my phone last week, i love it, i have had an HTC dash for about 2 years then ... moreWindows market place is lame
The real deal is O!market
I think the O! Stands for (Or! Thatís where the apps I want are, I was in the wrong market before.:-)
High Tech, 08 Apr 2010What type of casing will you need for it, due to extended battery?????Well. In my old WinMo phone (i.e. Omnia i900), I had an extended battery, but it did not have any case for it. There is still no case for it, and the phone is smaller than the HD2.
The HD2 will share the same faith if I plan to keep using the extended battery.
I have tried the US stock gel case with the extended battery, and of course I knew the answer to that before I had even tried it.
I just wanted to see if I can custom made a case for it. The answer is as clear as before!!!
Nah...Nope...uh...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!. Definitely no case with an extended battery.
High Tech, 08 Apr 2010I use my HD2 on wifi only... I don't have a data plan.. I really don't need one... I use Starb... moreYeah, I also use Wifi, but I also use a data plan when Wifi is not readily available.
For the most part, I got the HD2 for the US T-mobile 3G, the 1GHz, the screen size, and HTC of course.
Wifi is a necessity to cut cost on data plan provided by your phone service provider.
So imagine my reaction when a T-mobile service rep told me that an unlimited data plan was needed with a contract for this phone.
My eyeballs were in the 2 and 10 o'clock (switching back and forth constantly: like a CPU on the verge of freezing with overheat).
My response and solution was clear. $500 cash, and see you later.
All I have to say is T-mobile 3G is awesome (compared with Edge) in Chicago for the most part. If 3G connection fails, Edge catches up.
billy_jean, 08 Apr 2010If you need a media player for the HTC HD2 that will play .avi and DivX XviD movies, take a lo... moreHey guys, bought my phone last week, i love it, i have had an HTC dash for about 2 years then switched to the 3g, i love to download apps like streaming and stuff, is there a way to download a good player that can play avi and the other video formats. i heard of core player but i dont know how to start to get it. windows marketplace doesnt have it i believe.
High Tech, 08 Apr 2010I use my HD2 on wifi only... I don't have a data plan.. I really don't need one... I use Starb... moreHere's one site I found on Win OS8, about release date... MS is going to release new products for Win and WM every two years and not every three years as before... MS says they don't want WM falling behind other players like before... MS wants to release Win and WM OS's at the same time.... Like WM7 should've been... Here's the link:
I read about WM8 in one of the Win 8 article... I'll try and find it later... It was a good read about what's coming in WM8 (looks to be a nice OS)....
Ron, 08 Apr 2010Where can you download coreplayer? And also is there a place where you can download java base ... moreWelcome to the club!
Yes, Coreplayer is one of the first thing to install in the HD2
The official site for download is coreplayer.com
The "un-official" site for download is a good Google search. Tip: GDI in video setting.
Uni-marketplace? There ain't such thing.
I would go for free stuff first, then pay for the extras.
Try for a start:
XDA Dev site
Have fun happy testing.
ray, 08 Apr 2010i m an aspirant of HTC HD2...i checked it out and it seems to be pretty cool..however i have t... moreI use my HD2 on wifi only... I don't have a data plan.. I really don't need one... I use Starbucks or Mcdonalds free wifi when I'm at work (lunch).. There are other free wifi places... I also use my wifi at home to surf... I don't surf much.. Now when I go out of town for vacation I will add a data plan for that...
Even without WM7 (which is a plain OS to me. WM6.5 is better) the HD2 will still be in demand... Also what can WM7 do that WM6.5 cannot???? I would rather have an OS that I can customize, than an OS that is locked... Don't be fooled by all the hype of WM7... WM7 is just a iphone wannabe.... From reading reports of WM8.. That's the OS that will be alot better... From reports, WM8 is built from the ground up... Everything in that OS is new.... MS is going to update WM every two years, just like the Win OS.. Win OS8 (rebuilt as well) will be out in 2011 or 2012... Along with WM8... They say that WM8 will be great (way better than WM7)...
billy_jean, 08 Apr 2010If you need a media player for the HTC HD2 that will play .avi and DivX XviD movies, take a lo... moreWhere can you download coreplayer? And also is there a place where you can download java base apps? marketplace is ok for the most part but doesnt have alot of great apps like android.
(Also) With the extra thickness of the extended battery, you get a more secure grip/hold of the HD2.
Have you ever got the impression that a stock of the HD2 would just slip off your hand due to its thinness? Well, this feeling is gone.
Hey, it may no longer be the beautiful little princess that a girl may fancy for, but it (HD2 + extended battery) feels more secure when you use it.
The unit will not stand by itself on the side on the table. A kickstand is definitely needed. I am still wishing that the HTC version would be released soon.
Alright, I got a non-OEM 2400 mAh extended battery yesterday.
First charge was around 10 hours.
Battery cover is plastic.
The fit of the extended battery cover on the phone is at best average. There is a slight gap next to the volume bottom.
I was a bit disappointed at first by the cover compared to the rigid cover of the stock cover, but it feels cooler when you hold the phone.
The extended battery is about 2.5 times the size of the original battery in thickness!
Overall with the extended battery and its cover on the phone, the HD2 just look like...hhmm... any other smartphone with an extended battery. I guess it only makes sense to those that had extended batteries before. In short, it's little princess with a big fat stomach.
Batterywise, I am still testing it. I will keep you guys posted after 3 days of continuous testing with recharges of course.
ray, 08 Apr 2010i m an aspirant of HTC HD2...i checked it out and it seems to be pretty cool..however i have t... moreIt all depends how you define obsolete.
1GHz in a phone will not get obsolete for awhile, and I really mean it especially when the phone comes with a 4.3".
In term of the OS, WM 6.5.x will not die in 2 years from now.
Plus, WP7 simply doesn't offer multi-tasking & copy/paste. It is the next MiPhone.
Look for a real WM replacement in WP7+ (e.g. WP??). So keep enjoying the HD2, and don't worry about WP7 until it can itself some really hard updateS.
justy, 08 Apr 2010i have bought an iphone 3gs just a month ago n now iam thinking of going for HD2..should i go ... moreIf you just got the iphone, why you need a next phone? Canít it do all the things you need it to do with all those apps at the app store?
ray, 08 Apr 2010i m an aspirant of HTC HD2...i checked it out and it seems to be pretty cool..however i have t... moreI forgot to mention.
When I said data plan. That has 3 parts, 3G is just 1.
There is 3G, EDGE and GPRS. Where I am does not have 3G for cell phone use, so when Iím using Google maps on the road, I use EDGE and GPRS
so to recap the list for internet.
1. 3G (cell data)
2. EDGE (cell data)
3. GPRS (cell data)
5. USB to ActiveSync on PC with internet.
6. Bluetooth to ActiveSync on PC with internet.
And for those of you that donít know, GPRS and GPS is not the same thing.
1 is a General Packet Radio Service the other is Global Positioning System and they use different internal antennas on the phone to work.
ray, 08 Apr 2010i m an aspirant of HTC HD2...i checked it out and it seems to be pretty cool..however i have t... moreA data plan is not needed
But internet access is needed for allot of the things to work.
There are many ways to get internet on the HD2, the data plan is just one.
1. Data plan
3. USB ActiveSync to a PC that has internet.
4. Bluetooth ActiveSync to a PC that has internet.
Some people will tell you the HD2 will keep trying to connect to the data plan if you have one. This is true but there are override programs that can be easily installed that will let you dictate when the phone can use the data plan, if at all.
No phone (new or old) is getting windows 7 in the next 6 months, because the next 6m will be October and 7 may not come out till December or next year.
ray, 08 Apr 2010i m an aspirant of HTC HD2...i checked it out and it seems to be pretty cool..however i have t... moreyou hd2 will work perfectly running just on WiFi, and no need to have 3G, although if you are out and about and want to use the services like footprints of weather, you will incure charges if not built into your plan an allowance of data.