Very Hard Discussion about HD2. See N900 has full flash support but it cant even run youtube videos at 1 frame/sec. Not office editing support. Camera can take pic at WVGA at 3 megapixel only. Recording WVGA is not more than 20 frames per second. Go buy it then you would come to know how boring is this Cigratte Case N900. Best phone uptil now is HD2. Best OS is WinMo.
I don't think Anthony or HighTech are trying to endorse anything/anyone here. They're very well informed people who're helping others make an informed decision. If it were not for them, I wouldn't have even known that sites like duttythroy.net exist!
Everyone wants to jump onto the touchscreen bandwagon. I'd say the only thing they might be endorsing is more freedom to the consumer by having lesser proprietary crap that the manufacturers subject us consumers to :)
High Tech, 24 Nov 2009A ROM update will not fix the camera issue. It's a hardware issue with the camera. The only wa... moreDid you read the update on gsmarena? Read below the last picture.
And as I said before a rom is software not hardware. When hardware is being recalled it is done by the IMEI or S/N numbers that is how you identify phones not by a rom. Roms can be changed by the user IMEI or S/N numbers canít be change by the user. So if you say a phone with a new rom does not have the problem then that was a software fix not a hardware fix. People have been change roms on windows phones for years now and that needs no new hardware to do it. Donít you find it a bit odd that my rom is older than yours and I donít have the problem as bad as you? Wouldnít my phone have the same hardware as yours seeing it was from a first batch and your rom is newer? Anyway best of luck with the return, let me know how that goes. If you do get it replaced with a new HD2 and you did not go with one of the other options let me know what is your new rom code.
High Tech, 24 Nov 2009A ROM update will not fix the camera issue. It's a hardware issue with the camera. The only wa... moreTook a photo of my daughters room. Her room is pink and green. Some of the pink looks purple. Like her bed is pink, but look purple.........
Anthony, 24 Nov 2009My rom is even older than yours it is 1.43.405.1 (70124) And that is what I donít understan... moreA ROM update will not fix the camera issue. It's a hardware issue with the camera. The only way to fix is to get phone replaced.......People with the newer ROMs on phones being released now don't have that problem..The problem was with the first released phones around Nov. 11th.............
ris, 23 Nov 2009Sorry friend If had hurt your feelings,I appreciate your efforts to help newbies. Keep up the ... moreOk I looked at the video of the 3rd party apps for the N900 you sent in detail.
There is no word or excel editors just viewer an a basic text editor that would not open .docx files
There are no unit converters.
There is no msn messenger.
There is no call recorder.
The N900 is good but it is of no use to me for my day to day work.
Other than making calls, pdf, and basic email with no Office attachments. The N900 is more suited for the person that is look for the online multimedia experience and 3D gaming. The office application would not work with the file formats of a normal office. So trying to use work PC documents on the phone is pointless.
The other demo videos I looked at were nice as well but itís just not for me.
:-) And donít worry about me. What you say does not make me like using windows mobile phones any less.
High Tech, 24 Nov 2009I've taken shots in doors and out. In light and low light. Still get pink on all pictures. Ev... moreMy rom is even older than yours it is
And that is what I donít understand about what you are saying. If the problem is in the rom HTC can post a new rom on their site for download. They do it all the time. A rom is software not hardware. If you had said it was a batch of IMEI numbers then I would be shore it is a hardware thing. Anyway I will see what they tell me in the morning (because as I said before my shots indoor with flash or outdoor in daylight looks just fine. I only saw the pink when I turn the flash off in the indoor shots.
The HD2 might be the only phone I purchase from HTC. Not at ALL Happy with the phone I have. The pink issue with photo's really makes me upset. Good thing I kept my Omnina 2 (no problems). Will go back to that phone for now until the HD2 get replaced or refunded by seller. Having to go through the problem of getting replaced or refund. Not Happy at All right now. Now you have to wait for replacement or send to HTC........................................
ali, 23 Nov 2009Dear high teach,how i could find about this codeROM (ROM 1.43.488.1 (70124)) u said about ROM... moreYou have to ask the seller. The only way to check is by going to system software to see ROM ver.
Anthony, 23 Nov 2009before you send it back could you take a shot with the flash on and tell me if you still get t... moreI've taken shots in doors and out. In light and low light. Still get pink on all pictures. Even when I start the camera the screen is pink until the camera focus on object, and then I get pink in the center. Also did a recording and the pink shows up there as well on the video. Today I noticed while watching a video you see the pink in the video. A person on the video had a white shirt on but you see pink on the shirt.
In checking with others who are having the same issue we have the OLD ROM 1.43.479.0 (69826) which has the problems (the first batch of phones released). People who have the newer released phones with ROM 1.43.488.1 (70124) don't have this problem.
Check your ROM ver and compare................Let me know what ver you have?????????????
So, now you know why I buy the DROID and not a Taiwan made cell, PINK shots!
I dont know why people criticize a product that much. I have seen the flash browser support in N900 it cant even play youtube direct properly. A very few frames or not even one frame a second. Flash has got problem with Mobile Devices. As far as Battery of HD2 is concerned, One of the best 5 Volt batteries. 6.5 Watthour better than N900s 5.5 watthour battery. Now the camera. Not all cameras has the pink problem, if any. Better quality pics and full 30 frames for VGA. Not 25 frames for D1 or WVGA. What is the benefit of having more pixels when it is cutting not having proper frame ratio. I hope everybody understands. HD2 has far better performance than Iphone or N900.
To all the WinMo bashers, WinMo is the best OS for any cellphone. It works the fastest, the most elaborate, the most stable and the easiest. At least WinMo makes sense. And to all those iPhone lovers, I can only say "rofl". iPhone is old, slow, overpriced and badly crafted. You'd better go for this HD2 (or OmniaPro/OmniaII)...
*Wonders how many people are going to be in denial*
High Tech, 23 Nov 2009Well sent request to seller to exchange my HD2. My phone has the pink on photo's and videos as... morebefore you send it back could you take a shot with the flash on and tell me if you still get the pink spot? or take a shot outdoors in sun light and see if the spot is still there. I realy what to know this because I only saw the spot in a low light shot I took inside the house. I don't see it in any of my flash shots or the outdoor day shots. I'm looking into it with htc my self before I decided to send it back or not. I'm thinking if its not in all the shorts it has to be a software thing with the censor.
How on earth do i set text messages to show my Names on messages to be sent i.e SIGNATURES IN MESSAGES.
im from malaysia. i've just ordered this hd2 and probably will get it on wednesday. are all hd2 having camera problem? How to check the ROM version? Somebody please teach me how to check it before i pay the full amount. thank you very much...
Batman, 23 Nov 2009Dont worry about the pink issue with the camera - its a software problem. HTC are releasing a... more
Did u read this paragraph?
HTC support acknowledge the issue and admit it's a hardware fault that can not be remedied by a software fix.
ris , 23 Nov 2009By the way ,you may have to replace your device for pink camera issue. Check with the store fr... moreDont worry about the pink issue with the camera - its a software problem. HTC are releasing a software update for the camera which will be freely downloadable or available from vodaphone!