Samsung used OMAP3430 processor to its Omnia i8910 HD that enables to encode/decode at D1 (720x480) only but Samsung managed to enable 720p HD video recording to Omnia i8910 HD .
On the other hand, HTC used on its HD2, the Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz chipset capable of 720p High-Definition video decoding but disabled because its operating system, Windows Mobile does not recognize HD video and they’re calling it HTC TOUCH HD2, anyway.
F01, 09 Jan 2010Sorry Craig,
I meant to say, "for about £310 SIM Free" and not, "for a... moreOh and the Google Nexus One (built by HTC) will be available on Vodafone in a few weeks apparently, according to Vodafone, March according to Google so it's worth asking about.
If it's March and you're interested but want to get a phone on contract, I'd consider holding out for the HTC Bravo.
F01, 09 Jan 2010Hi Craig,
I'm in a similar position. I want to get this phone but I've tried different unit... moreSorry Craig,
I meant to say, "for about £310 SIM Free" and not, "for about £310 SIM only".
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2010i hope this phone have videocallWell it has no front facing camera, so no.
Anthony, 09 Jan 2010i was talking only about the sms problem. i don't see people with the sim free version of this... moreHi Anthony,
I know that but I've seen people having this problem with SIM free and branded phones. Also what's even worse is that if the Hot Fix works it seems to only fix it for a while before you're back to sending messages to the wrong person.
Craig, 08 Jan 2010For those of you having problems sending texts - forget about the hotfix from HTC - only a sho... moreHi Craig,
I'm in a similar position. I want to get this phone but I've tried different units extensively over the last 7 weeks and it just has too many problems for me to buy it right now. I was hoping to wait until the 1.6.x ROM is officially released but I still see people using the leaked 1.6.1 ROM with the same problems and the phone has been out for almost two months now and there is still no sign of working fixes from HTC. I may hang on for WM 6.5.3 but after if HTC can't fix the phone then I'll write it off as a bad lot and move on.
You didn't say what you wanted from a phone so I'm going to assume a large screen is one of your requirements.
On the Windows Mobile side I would look at the Acer neoTouch S200. Another 1GHz Snapdragon CPU phone but with a 3.8" resistive screen. It had a few issues that were fixed by a patch and a ROM update and you can get this phone for about £310 SIM only meaning that you could move to a SIM Only deal and end up paying less than you would for the HD2 on an 18-month contract on Vodafone.
It comes with little customization and little extra software beyond the standard WM 6.5 programs (IE, Office, Outlook, Notes, OneNote, Excel, Word, Calendar, etc). Because it isn't an HTC device there isn't the support from Xda-Developers that you get with other phones but there are other forums that provide help and even custom ROMS with the Sense UI from the HD2.
The Samsung Omnia II is interesting with a 1500mAh battery, a 3.7" AMOLED resistive screen and a faster CPU than all the HTC Phones other than the HD2 but no comparison to the HD2 and neoTouch except in graphics performance. There are multiple versions with 2, 8 and 16GB or Storage. For some reason there is no place to put the stylus even though it is a WM 6.5 device with a resistive screen. It is more expensive than the Acer SIM free but it is available on contract.
If you want a HW keyboard this time around there is the HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Samsung Omnia Pro. The Samsung has an AMOLED screen and a more powerful CPU than the Touch Pro 2.
On the Android front I would looks at the Motorola DROID/MILESTONE, the Acer Liquid and the Nexus One. The Liquid has a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU clocked to 768MHz but if you sign up as a developer Acer will send you what you need to unlock the CPU to run at 1GHz. Or if you can wait the HTC Bravo (includes all the functionality of the Nexus One but in a smaller package).
The SE X10 doesn't interest me. It has a powerful CPU and a large screen but the Sony Ericsson UI is a problem and SE said that it may not be running the latest version of Android because of the time it takes to adapt their UI to it. Right now it is slated to be released with Android 1.6.
Other than that there is the Blackberry Storm 2, which fixes all the problems that the Storm 1 had (and with RIM's purchase of the company that made the Iris browser it should soon also get a decent WebKit based browser) and lastly there is the iPhone which I'm sure Vodafone will be only too happy to sell you.
I'm looking long and hard at the Acer neoTouch S200 right now because Android still doesn't come close to doing what I need it to do but WinMo does.
F01, 09 Jan 2010This has nothing to do with branded ROMs. The ROMS from the networks are basically the vani... morei was talking only about the sms problem. i don't see people with the sim free version of this phone complaining of having that problem.???
HTC used QSD8250 1GHz chipset in the HTC TOUCH HD2. However, the Snapdragon's 720p High-Definition video decoding was disabled on the HTC HD2, because its operating system, Windows Mobile does not recognise HD video.
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2010Orange and vodafone have dropped this phone, maybe apple put pressure on orange to stop selli... moreI doubt that Apple has put pressure on anyone to drop the HD2, also as far as I know the HD2 was never on Orange in the UK only Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2.
At first I thought that Vodafone had simply ordered too many iPhones and were worried that they wouldn't be able to shift them but having seen the large number of continuing problems with this handset and the constant supply shortages I can see why they would drop it. There is no point having a hot phone in stock that constantly requires replacement when the manufacturer doesn't have the stock to replace the faulty devices. It's a loose loose situation.
If anyone wants one on Vodafone you can get it through Phones4U or through Carphone Warehouse or through an online store.
Anthony, 09 Jan 2010it seem that only the people with branded roms are having this problem. I don't see any people... moreThis has nothing to do with branded ROMs.
The ROMS from the networks are basically the vanilla HTC ROMs with a background set, the GPRS, MMS, SMS and voicemail settings in place and in at least one case a program removed.
The only issue is that Vodafone and T-Mobile seem to be using the 1.43 ROM when the 1.48 is available (I didn't check the version of the O2 ROM) - one of the reasons I hate branded phones.
However if you go to Xda-Developers you will see people with numerous problems with all versions of the ROMS (1.43, 1.48 and the unreleased 1.61).
In some cases the problems are reduced by applying user produced fixes (and sometimes they just make it worse).
I've never seen a phone released with so many problems.
vish, 08 Jan 2010ur right . as i mentioned hd2 is a complete phone . ive had no issues with it . works perfect... morevish
use for your nexus ,all in one fring; which has skype,google talk,yahoo,twitter etc. I am using it .sound clarity good.
go to fring.com and select Motorola droid having same os. nexus will be listed after sometimes.
I'm loving my HD2, and thanks to Anthony and others there is a wealth of tips here as well as on the XDA site. Had no issues with the phone itself, though the screen takes a bit of getting used to as it's quite sensitive. Had the N97 before this and the HD2 is miles better. The XT9 works a treat especially when you use the spelling corrections, and those with large fingers may find it useful to switch to phone keypad mode so that the keys are larger and easier to hit.
Haven't heard anyone mention Teeter - is it only me who plays it? :P
Orange and vodafone have dropped this phone, maybe apple put pressure on orange to stop selling a competitor. The mobile war is getting
Craig, 08 Jan 2010For those of you having problems sending texts - forget about the hotfix from HTC - only a sho... moreit seem that only the people with branded roms are having this problem. I don't see any people with sim free phones saying they have this problem. maybe you should ditch the rom and put on a generic htc rom.
vish, 08 Jan 2010ur right . as i mentioned hd2 is a complete phone . ive had no issues with it . works perfect... moreMAn Why dont you use Fring Applications for nexus one, which has in it Skype,Google Talk,Twitter,Yahoo etc.
Type from your nexus browser this
and download in seconds
If nexus one not listed, you can use any android e.g Motorola Droid.
For those of you having problems sending texts - forget about the hotfix from HTC - only a short term solution which doesn't always work (HTC told me to switch my phone off then on and send another text - that then bumps the rest in to life) not exactly what I wanted to hear.
Vodafone have a thread about the problem:
They will either offer you a new handset (within a certain time limit) or offer you a like for like phone (again within a certain time limit).
Sorry but the HTC HD2 has turned out to be a serious let down. Not knocking Windows over Android just the phone itself.
Now - what do I choose as a replacement???
vish, 08 Jan 2010u mean the booster pack ?yes. that's it
or drop quality
or get faster pc lol