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.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2010can someone get me a good bible software for htc hd2 any version no problem. and also a media ... moreIf you need a media player for the HTC HD2 that will play .avi and DivX XviD movies, take a look at Coreplayer, which is a brilliant player, works really well on HD2 and plays almost every format you will need.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2010does any one know how to use gps? do i need extra app for that?GPS on the HD2 is hardware. You donít need an app/program for it to work (because it is internal not an external add-on device); programs use it for them to work not the other way around.
Think of it as you would think of the volume key on your phone... it does not need an app for it to work. Apps use it to adjust their volume.
The phone came with Google maps, footprints, digital compass & Copilot. All of them use the GPS
You just have to go in each program menus and learn how to use them.
Any other program you install that need the use of GPS, will use the phones internal GPS (no setting up is needed,) the most you will have to do some times is to turn on GPS from the installed program menu.
can someone get me a good bible software for htc hd2 any version no problem. and also a media safe software for htc hd2
justy, 08 Apr 2010i have bought an iphone 3gs just a month ago n now iam thinking of going for HD2..should i go ... moreIt all depends on what you want from a phone, HD2 is very customizable with a bigger screen & works very well with your PC if your using windows OS.
I personally love the phone even more then when i first got it as i've customized mine to a 10 times better phone then when i first got it. :o)
i m an aspirant of HTC HD2...i checked it out and it seems to be pretty cool..however i have two main concerns.
1) since HD2 is win6.5 is it upgradable to win 7.0 or in 6 months it will become absolute.
2) is data plan mandatory for its functionality in other words what if i loose my 3g single but i have wifi. Will my HD2 works absolutely fine on wifi if i dont have data plan.
Detailed answer for #2 will be appreciated...Thanks
i have bought an iphone 3gs just a month ago n now iam thinking of going for HD2..should i go for it or stick with iphone.?? plz help.. iam confused..
Anthony, 08 Apr 20107 is not an upgrade from 6.5
6.5.3 is the upgrade for 6.5
7 is a new OS all together.
and ... moreAnthony,
I did hard reset and installed all programs again. Its stable, smooth & got rid of all error messages. Only problem I've is ...How to disable weather animation?? I'm using cookies home tab.
I found small apps called battery-time....which is better than 100% battery. You can have both time & battery indicator on the top. You should try anthony.
Btw when we are getting win mob 6.5.2 update? Sony ericsson xperia already got. Thanks
sam, 08 Apr 2010hai antony, thanks and one more question is this windows 6.5 can upgrade to windows 7(in near ... more7 is not an upgrade from 6.5
6.5.3 is the upgrade for 6.5
7 is a new OS all together.
and it is still too early to say what existing phones, if any will get it.
7 is not going to come out before December 2010 and by then it should have the much anticipated HD3. so most would want that for 7 and not the then very old HD2.