I can not recommend this phone, the hinge IS extremly bad, but for me and all of us in Sweden Z have a fatal problem because our swedish letters åäö are always big ÅÄÖ in almost every app and officeediting-software installed from the market, and the "fix" close and the open the keyboard again only result in the letters åäö now are always small and not even the Shift-key can make them large ÅÄÖ.
can someone please tell me the latest market price of this phone. Thanks.
If you like me are from Sweden then I strongly recommend you NOT to buy Z, because it have a big fatal "bug" with åÅäÄöÖ because the hardware-keyboard have problems with almost every office-editing software from the market, only the limited version of QuickOffice that come preinstalled can handle åäö properly when using the slideout-qwerty. It only give capital letters for ÅÄÖ, and the "solution" to close then open the keyboard again only result in only small åäö that do not become capital letters even when the shift-key is pressed. And the symbols ? and ! also very often do not work when pressing the function-key.
I've had this phone for a good couple of months now and for the ppl who are skeptical about the Z hinge, don't be. Everything has wear and tear and as ling as you don't treat your phone like crap then you won't have a problem with the hinge. Anyway, I've been wondering, are one of those two things on the top left corner of the phone a front facing camera? I've heard that 2.3 will enable some phones to use it when 2.3 comes out for that particular phone
chintan, 21 Mar 2011Itz classy act...a well designed aluminum body..conveniently spaced keyboard (believe its a ha... moreAgree with u on everything.
Though i find it hard to believe uve been using touchscreen phones for 7 years while the first one came out in 2006.
Is the android version upgradable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)?......also tell the estimated cost of upgrading plz.
Anybody out there running 2.3 gingerbread on this phone if yes please do let me know ho to do that.......
anybody out there with Gingerbread on this device if yes would please let me know the procedure to do so
Keyboard hinge is really bad, when i hold the phone the keyboard can flop a bit - i feel like its going to flop out alot of the time.
why not a simple slide out ? stupid design
Can anyone tell me where i can get remote desktop for the HTC Desire Z please?
Itz classy act...a well designed aluminum body..conveniently spaced keyboard (believe its a handy tool while chatting) ...800 mhz processor is super fast enough to handle 2.2/2.3 android. whoever is badmouthing z keyboard..guys u need a reality chek..it much smoother than normal slider keyboards...i have been using touch screens and qwerty keypads now for 7 years..this has turnout to be d best of all...i have used windows mobiles for 5 years..nd must android is commendable OS..absolute mix of work nd play..guyz blindly go for dis handset..itz worth a buy
Romypabla, 20 Mar 2011hey guys i m planning 2 buy a phn.i m currently using nokia 5800.......plz suggest me between ... moreIf you want a physical keyboard, the Desire Z is available now. I moved from an N97 to the Desire Z and I am really happy with the switch. I think you will be happy as well.
I'm not sure when the Xperia Pro will be available in your area. It's not out yet, so there is not much hands on information regarding this phone.
The iPhone 4 is the oldest of the three you mentioned. It also has no physical keyboard. If you want a physical keyboard, there are some third party keyboards that you can purchase which would cost you even more money.
When it comes to phones with a physical keyboard, there is not much selection. I personally do not have a problem with the hinge. After bringing my N97 out of retirement (for music player functions only), I found that I prefer the feel of the N97 keyboard, but would like to have the layout of the Desire Z keyboard. The keyboard on the Desire Z requires a bit of strength to depress compared to the N97. However, the Desire Z keyboard layout is such that I do not need to press the shift/alt key as often to type in some commonly used punctuation marks.
Definitely no phone is perfect, however overall, the Desire Z is a great phone for me. I find it very easy to access the apps and info that I use most often. The HTC Widgets are excellent. GPS is great and locks on in a few seconds. I had some phone restart issues when using Google Maps, but that has disappeared with the latest Google Maps update.
Dennis, 20 Mar 2011TC,
Hahahahah i dont believe you have buying this phone i read much negative post from you ... moreI have bought this Z and I use it as my everyday phone. The Z-hinge sucks, why try to deny that? The call quality is excellent and gps is also excellent. It does lose 3G-connection randomly but it can be days without any lost connection. Gaming is better than on original Desire but far from as good as on Galaxy S, and if gaming is your nr 1 priority then you probably should buy LG Optimus 2X. If you do not want or need a hardware keyboard then there are many phones that are a better choice than Z, but I really like to use a hardware keyboard so I can live with the fact that it is not a perfect gaming-phone.
Users usually always think their own phone is perfect and they never accept that they could have made a better choice if they had bought another phone, and users usually never say anything bad about their own phone, just as car-owners usually always think their car, SAAB or VOLVO or..., is the best car in the world, because if they did not think it is the best then they would look stupid if the still bought it.
Z is the best phone today if you want a hardware keyboard, but I only dared to buy this phone because it now, in Sweden, cost just as much/little as the original Desire and as the old N97 mini, if the price had not been lowered this much I would not have bought it and if it cost more in your country I do not know if I can recommend it because the keyboard is good but it could be better with more space between the keys. I recommend waiting to see if SE Pro will be better or if it have its own probelms or will be to expensive.
Batteylife is ok, not much worse or better than on any other smartphone today, one day of normal mixed use is what I get out of my Z.
hey guys i m planning 2 buy a phn.i m currently using nokia 5800.......plz suggest me between iphone 4,htc desire z or shud i wait for xperia pro??
Thanx in advance
Hahahahah i dont believe you have buying this phone i read much negative post from you over this and phone
This phone is amzzing and you are a liar
not buying ! , this is really expensive cmpred to d price of desire right now..
saleem, 18 Mar 2011i am goin to buy one kindy tell me the draw backs you have with htc desire zI have only used Z for a week but I really like it so far. The hinge is very, very, loose but I can live with that because it is possible to hold the phone so that the keybord do not close by only the force of gravity. There is no spring involved att all, only the loose hinge.
A bigger problem is the fact that Z sometimes lose the connection to my 3G-network even though it have "all the bars" and had no problem at all just a second before and I have not moved at all. But the 3G-connection is only gone for less than a minute and it does not happen every day, but it is very randomly and some days are worse than others.
One week is not enough time to say anyting about batterylife.
The keyboard is good but it takes a few hours to get used to, and I still can not write as fast as I could on my old N97 mini, I find the edge, frame, below the spacebar to be a little too big and too close and a problem when pressing the spacebar.
It is a heavy phone and that could be a problem, but it is rather thin.
If you can live with the very loose hinge, that I do not think will break but just never fimly locks the screen to the keyboard in either open or closed position, then Z is very good. I do sometimes find Z a bit slower than the original Desire but the gpu is much better and gaming is much better on Z.
I bought Z because it now is very cheap in Sweden and if it were not this cheap then I probably would have waited to read the first user-reviews for SonyEricsson Pro, but for this price I think there is no better choice today.
Nokia E7 have only 640x360 on a 4 inch screen, and it is very expensive for beeing only a Symbian.