rahil, 02 Mar 2010
I have been using HD2 for the last 2 weeks.
I am getting charged from the Network Provi... moreNice phone but...
Main disadvantages :
It's a pretty large phone
Poor sunlight legibility
65K color limitation of display has color gradients banding
Card slot under the battery cover
Disappointing photo and video quality
No dedicated camera key and no lens cover
No DivX/XviD video support out-of-the-box
Preloaded CoPilot Live navigation software is a trial version
No secondary video-call camera
No voice dialing
No handwriting recognition
Dodgy web Flash support
... are quiet serious.
And now no Windows Phone 7 upgrade.
Good for them who have already bought it but no future prospects for this one.
I have been using HD2 for the last 2 weeks.
I am getting charged from the Network Provider when I am surfing Net through HD2 at home, (I have wifi at home),when the wifi is on and Data Connection is off. Can anyone help me how to connect via wifi only not through the network provider's connection, when there is a wifi available.
Thanks in advance.
My biggest mistake ever was i shifted from iphone to this stupid brick .
no reception when the battery reaches the 20%.
the screen is so sensitive and cannot be calibrated.
cannot open attachments bigger than 2 mb.
the speakers are so noisy and the sound is not clear.
when making calls the screen dims out but it never back on again when the call is disconnected .
and it won't be winmo 7 upgradable.
Friend, 02 Mar 2010Worst music player. no bass effect...there is no bass at all but don't blame the player. its the lame "ear set" if you use it with a good set of ear buds you will get all the bass you want.
Typing with our without T9 is really messy in HD2. Also, recording and playback of videos(MP4) is jerky. Any solutions?
Am using 1.4x rom.
vish, 02 Mar 2010well the issue is that there arent too many android phones right now with good hardware ..they... moreIt just makes it easier to walk away from HTC and MS and try other OS's and phones.... The HD2 was my first HTC phone. They didn't show loyalty to me so why should I stick around?????
vish, 02 Mar 2010well the issue is that there arent too many android phones right now with good hardware ..they... moreI want buy for another couple of years (2012)... Unless some jaw breaking spec phone comes out before then.. That has always been my timeline to buy another phone. I just wanted WM7 to play around with until my next phone whatever OS it will be. I've had WM phones since I came to the platform. I just think it's time to try other OS's that's out there.... I'm sure by then Andriod will have nice spec phones as well as WM. But I just think it's time for something new (OS)... I will keep my HD2 for business purpose... As I said before. The news from MS and HTC was disappointing, but not devistating to me... As I was thinking of trying a new OS anyway........
High Tech, 02 Mar 2010I'm not going to sell my HD2.. I like it. Gives me total customization... I'm just going to lo... morewell the issue is that there arent too many android phones right now with good hardware ..they are all in the pipeline
so i am going to use a dext for a while till a snapdragon based qwerty comes out .. about the SE i am not sure about the internal memory ... internal memory , processor and keypad are important for me if switch to an android
or else next thing i will hear is that flash 10.1 is not supported on android phones with lesser processing speed.
so will use the dext as a buffer and then switch to the enterrprise version of google nexus which i hope will have all what i need .
i am getting a good price for a hd2 now.. even if i sell it now and want it later i can get it much cheaper 1-2 months down the line ..
vish , 02 Mar 2010ive already decided to sell the phone . i mean even if this phone gets upgraded to 7 .. there ... moreI'm not going to sell my HD2.. I like it. Gives me total customization... I'm just going to look at other OS when I purchase my next phone..... I mean I want to see what Andriod phones are coming and other OS phones.... Truth be told I was looking at the SE X10, but will wait to see what's coming. I like Sony.. I have a AR790HD laptop from Sony and love it.... I'm not tied to any company... I look for what fits my needs... The HD2 fits my needs right now. But will look to update down the road......
High Tech, 02 Mar 2010Will take a closer look at other OS (Android, Baja, etc) for my next phone upgrade.. Hardware ... moreive already decided to sell the phone . i mean even if this phone gets upgraded to 7 .. there will be better phones 8 months down the line when seven releases.
who will buy the hd2 then ??? we will all want those winmo7 phones with better specs ...i was thnking of getting the trophy in may with its practical design but will stay off winmo for a while till microsft sorts things out ...
i've decided to move on to a qwerty android like the moto dext for a while and see .. but sadly my hd2 is on ebay for sale now ..
Will take a closer look at other OS (Android, Baja, etc) for my next phone upgrade.. Hardware will play a role in the upgrade, as well as OS features and update ability going forward. Will see what's out there now, and what's on the horizon (future).... This news makes my decision alot easier.... Enough said about that.. Looking to the future devices that's coming....
Hi all....im from nigeria..just got my htc hd2 2 days ago..and guess what..i just hacked my phone..HSPL...my ROM is 1.43 from O2, presently downloading the 1.66 ROM, and the old 1.43 from xda....thanks to help from Antony...being following the posts here since last month..in preparation for my phone
Thanks..to all experts here....im loving this phone!!!
Lee UK, 01 Mar 2010I'm gonna keep this phone now. I have skyfire and will download the other thing u suggested. I... moreif you have decided to keep the phone.
don't suffer your self with that old ROM.
you will get better performance from 1.66
I know because my phone is not provider branded but It was from the first batch back in November, so it came with the unlocked 1.43 UK ROM. i upgraded to 1.48 when that came out and upgraded again when 1.66 came out. between there I have also used cook ROM's but kept coming back to 1.66
You will learn more things here and on XDA to improve your phone even more, so why hold on to a t-mobile ROM when they are no help to you at all?
You are holding on to problems to keep a warranty that should fix problems but It's not. And giving up fixing the problem your self.
that's like getting a rash from a girlfriend. And your Ex-girlfriend is a Dr. and will get rid of the rash for free but you are afraid to do it because if you girlfriend finds out you went by your Ex she will get mad with you.
So what do you do?
Keep the rash or see about it and hope your girlfriend never finds out you went by your Ex who is a Dr?
I say a rash is not a good thing to keep. lol
Lee UK, 01 Mar 2010I'm gonna keep this phone now. I have skyfire and will download the other thing u suggested. I... moreI'm in the same boat as you. My phone is a UK phone, but my S/N will not download the update to 1.66. I can only download if the update says United Kingdom.. But someone listed another S/N that allows me to get the update that comes from HTC... I had to jail break my phone first. Which was the best thing I did. Now I can load any ROM I want (HTC or Cooked ROM's)....
Anthony, 01 Mar 2010My personal opinion that I did not want to give before is. 7 will not be ready for Dec 2010. A... moreI agree. I had now plans to buy another phone either, unless it has better hardware than my HD2.. I will look for Xda and others to cook a WM7 ROM for the HD2.. Also I will test out Spb Shell v5 when it's released. Saw it running on the HD2, and it looked good...
Anthony, 01 Mar 2010My personal opinion that I did not want to give before is. 7 will not be ready for Dec 2010. A... moreI agree. I know U would have to buy a new phone to take advantage of WM7, but I just wanted to get an update to play around with WM7 before or if I update... I agree that WM7 is not that great as well.. It looks plain to me right now. The UI can change before it's released... When WM7 was first shown, I new I wasn't updating, because of the lock down of the UI... Like U the only thing to make me update my phone is better hardware that will come out.. I'm looking for faster speeds, TV out to play HD content, and HD viewing and recording... When that phone comes out I'm on it, not matter what UI (Android, WM, etc). At this point I'm no longer tied to one UI or OS....
Anthony, 01 Mar 2010cool, take as much time as you need. just remember what I'm showing you to do can be undone, ... moreI'm gonna keep this phone now. I have skyfire and will download the other thing u suggested. I did call Htc and they said pretty much what you did, they won't provide a 1.66 update and said I should speak to t-mobile and ask them, I did and they told me to contact htc. as they were not doing the 1,66 update. no joy from either of them! they only way to get a 1.66 update is to hack the phone. many thnks anthony! :o)
High Tech, 01 Mar 2010Also another link concerning WM7: http://apcmag.com/microsoft-locks-out-windows-phone-7-cus... moreOk I read the article and I’m thinking…. If Microsoft to this date can’t stop OEM’s from skinning there desktop OS (windows 7). how they really think they will stop the skinning of the Mobile OS by 3ed party software developers?