I recently purchased a HD2 after many weeks of research. After returning home and turning the phone on, I quickly realized that the phone provider I bought it from, (Telstra) in there wisdom, have locked the top three quick-links on the home-page. This angers me, how can I personalize the phone to suit my own requirements. They have locked in three applications that I would rarely use. Does anyone no how I can unlock these?
Got my HD2 about a week ago, a 1 month old used set from my friend. Poor fella, first time WM user and can't get use to the system. Got a really good deal from him.
I have been using WM OS since 2001, changed many brands and models before and I would say HTC and WM have come a long way. Really like the new UI (user interface)on this one, smooth operation and the big screen of 4.3". The largest I've used was 3.5" screen on XDA IIs that comes with a slide qwerty thumbpad. The HD2's screen made internet reading and surfing much easy and the Opera 9.5 was great, better than the Opera Mini. As for GPS, I've Garmin installed which most people would already know how to operate.
Yes, I would agree with many that the touch screen and zoom pinching feature were copied from Iphone but who doesn't "copy the best and avoid the worst" these day? Don't think I'll change to Mac OS anytime soon. Many would say Mac (IPhone) is better than HD2 but personally I feel it boils down to individual preference and product marketing - Mac did a good job on this one. In my country, an Ipad cost the same as an i3 processor notebook with 250GB Hard Disk and 2GB DDR, 3 USB ports and DVD-RW while Ipad has 16GB, no USB port and no DVD-RW so go figure!! For me, however, I'll go for an i3 processor notebook PC anytime, that's my personal view.
Great phone overall, cheers to HTC on this one.
The only thing I don't like about this phone is the email load part message only. Have to press send/receive to get the remaining messages.
Mikee B, 03 Jul 2010Maria, the co-pilot trial will start as soon as you open the application to look at it & i... morethanks mikee b... i have another question =D
how come i cannot retrieve my files from my sd card? but when i check the sd card under tools menu, it can read the storage capacity of the sd card?
When i recieve an image attachment with my Hotmail account I get a notification says:this Attachment cannot be found, download again?.
Every time I download it comes up again with the same question,any solution to this?.
Thanks in advance.And keep up the good work.
hi all, i want burn CD to MP3 format and transfer to my hd2 , did any software to support ?
High Tech, 03 Jul 2010I'm just keeping my options open for my next phone... I'm just not feeling the WM7 UI and lock... moreBut yes, I agree with you. It is always nice to have different options available. Also, I don't like Microsoft direction with the WP7, but it's UI is a different matter.
There is, however, a method call wait and see. Plus, I would also like to say that a smartphone should be kept for at least a year or two to be called "smart".
The HD2 is not obsolete, even if WP7 is out. There is really nothing to worry about, even if it is against an EVO or Droid. You got the 1GHz processor, and WM.
High Tech, 03 Jul 2010It will come sooner than U think... It's just around the corner (2011 or 2012)... The techonol... moreThe technology is there, but manufacturers will not go that fast. 1: price. 2: no such market demand. 3: not practical.
Sh*t, look at the *phone4. It is now at 5MP only, 32GB max, and a 3.5" screen.
It is good to have dreams... "just don't hold it that way (S.J.)"
High Tech, 03 Jul 2010It will come sooner than U think... It's just around the corner (2011 or 2012)... The techonol... moreYou will see a 5 inch phone come out soon... Too me that will be the limit for a smartphone (4.5 to 5 inches)... That will be nice for viewing HD movies on a phone....
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2010FYI, 1080p movie viewing is not practical in a "smartphone." 5 to 6 GB of used memor... moreIt will come sooner than U think... It's just around the corner (2011 or 2012)... The techonolgy is there... It's just a matter of what they will release now... Don't think they don't already have a phone working right now... It's all about timing my friend... Look for them soon....
High Tech, 03 Jul 2010I'm just keeping my options open for my next phone... I'm just not feeling the WM7 UI and lock... moreFYI, 1080p movie viewing is not practical in a "smartphone." 5 to 6 GB of used memory in the storage + a restricted small viewing screen make the total experience meaningless.
Unless you expect phone to be available with 120 to 250gb in the near future with a minimun of class 10 in the transfer speed. This ain't happening that soon!
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2010Yes, the Droid and the Evo are better specs than the HD2, and it's bound to be that way since ... moreI'm just keeping my options open for my next phone... I'm just not feeling the WM7 UI and locking down everything.... But my next phone has to have 1080p movie vewing and 720p or 1080p video recording and HDMI out for TV viewing.....
High Tech, 03 Jul 2010I agree with U (HD2 is the best WM phone out)... But U have to admit, the new phones (Andriod)... moreYes, the Droid and the Evo are better specs than the HD2, and it's bound to be that way since they are newer phones than the HD2.
It is also not surprising since Android has been playing ketchup ( yes, I spelled that correctly: KETCHUP :) since last year.
WM should have been in the 8MP since last year, but most phone manufacturers did not follow that route, except Sony with the X2. For instance, I anticipated the Omnia II to be an 8MP. Samsung only offered it in the Omnia HD with Symbian only.
Therefore, 8MP should definitely coming out in Microsoft Phones this year due to Android competition.
However, not everything is all about the hardware specs. There is the OS to consider, and UI. Although Android OS is catching up pretty quickly up to version 2.x (Microsoft is currently in the 6.5.x version), I prefer and favor WM.
Yet, things are turning around again due to the economy and market changes. It seems that Android 3.0 maybe playing a little bit the WP7 way (i.e. getting some stuff locked up for now, and free it later). It is a vicious circle, and that how life is.
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2010I ain't worry about the Droid or the Evo. The HD2 is the best Windows Mobile phone you could get.I agree with U (HD2 is the best WM phone out)... But U have to admit, the new phones (Andriod) are better spec wise than the HD2... I love my HD2, but I will try an Android phone as my next one....
High Tech, 01 Jul 2010Just came across this about the HD3 (spec's)... It is said to come with HDMI and 1080p movie w... moreI hope either it will be a GSM phone or HTC will make EVO a GSM. Those of us in areas not served by Sprint and Verizon are really missing out on these nice spec'ed phones that we can't get our hands on!!!
dev khanna, 03 Jul 2010The phone is very big in size and the design is not stylish, it is not glamourous in design, w... moreAre you refering to the HD2? If so do you actually own one? If not why come on this forum trying to put people off, it may not be to your liking but others like it & that's why we have a variety of phones out there.
The phone is very big in size and the design is not stylish, it is not glamourous in design, wastage of money