This phone looks really awesome, imho the best phone (almost) available on the market, and by far.
Like Anthony (and many more it seems), I do wish there were a sec cam though, not for taking pictures of myself but for video calling on Skype when connected to Wifi.
As for the specs, I have a few questions though, mostly directed to those knowledgeable guys who hang out here :
1/ I read feedback from users of Omnia II who quickly maxed out their internal memory by installing apps. It seems that this phone can't install apps on the external SD card, nor launch apps from the memory card. So these guys were pretty pissed, which I can understand.
I assume the same thing just can't be true with the HD2. Since it has almost no internal memory at all, that would mean having a smartphone but being unable to install any third party apps. Could anyone confirm that it is possible on the HD2 ?
2/ The specs on this site say the HD2 reads DivX/XVid encoded videos. On the official HTC site, it just says ".avi". It is an assumption from gsmarena or is there evidence that DivX is supported? It just seems weird to me that if HTC includes the codecs in this phone, they don't communicate more clearly about it, as Samsung did when then started to include the codecs in their phones (with the Jet, as far as I know)
3/ To Devil666 : I'm pretty much a noob, so I'd be glad if you could explain to me how "real" multipoint is better than the multipoint brought by HTC Sense. I could understand the concern the multipoint might not be as smoother if integrated to the OS rather than to the manufacturer's UI, but from the videos available on the net that we all saw, smoothness doesn't really seem to be a problem to the HD2.
Now that X10 has been announced I know the only option I have is HD2. First I don't care about the MP difference of the cameras as I don't really care about cameras at all! Second HD2 will be released at least 4 month before X10 and all the previews show that it's wonderful smooth one. X10 might not be released as they've promised, also it will definitely cost more than HD2. Apart from WinMo disadvantage, my only complain is lack of OLED display, but I can live with that. Bye SE! Hi HTC!
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2009Such an awesome phone. With multi-touch, 4.3" screen, 1GHz processor, and a lot more but windo... moreSo you really prefer to have Android instead of WinMo and stick to other phones (like newly announce joke, X10) and forget how many thing you could have with HD2? If you want to compromise I guess the best way is sticking to HD2. At the moment there's no competitor, maybe in next couple of month, but not now, and this will be released soon...
Such an awesome phone. With multi-touch, 4.3" screen, 1GHz processor, and a lot more but windows mobile completely RUINED this phone!! It would have been the best phone! But its all wasted...
Is cool. yes look good , nice features HTC HD2, congratulations.... but one small problem : windows 6? I saw small movies not impressed at all, Android why not? because it is a big deal.release a windows and make money, release another windows and make money; windows is an old os good for some time but the future look bad. is a small robot behind you windows with a big laser, carefull..... wait for dragon. Greetings to all fans of mobile phones
Is phone coming to vodafone on the 11th of novenmber nothing on there website yet but a HTC guy said vodafone?!?!
hdman, 03 Nov 2009dude..you are scaring me out..so now the total costs including 7% of credit card , 30% of impo... moreYup , thats why i have dropped my plans of buying HD2 thru net. The only way left out is to find out if any of your friends/relatives are flying down from UK to get one of this machine for you.
High Tech, 03 Nov 2009I have a Omnia 2. Had it for about a month now. The phone is Great. I think it's the Best phon... moreits funny :) I too had Omnia 2, but when i saw this HTC HD2, i decided to change my omnia to it.. what i didnt like about Omnia was that the menu was too messy... and the buttons on the side - every time when i try to switch on my phone, i pressed the buttons for the volume of the sound- because they were opposite and there was no other way but press them as well - i think it was veeeeeery inconvenient..
Anthony, 04 Nov 2009Would be nice if it work like what is on paper but from what I saw in the videos Needs a lot o... moreSE takes risks to make their phones more unique both hardware and software wise, and so I admire that pretty blue timescape/mediascape, instead of a bigger version of same old Touch FLO 3D!!!
i also got nothing against snapdragon, I just don't like Qualcomm!
If u look carefully at the "videos", it actually got front camera (unlike HD2), and the white circle is Flash!
It also got a powerfull "Infinite Button"!...
but u right;
1) Very very slow
2) No TV-out
3) No 16Gb internal memory
4) No digital compass
5) No HD recording
6) No AMOLED disaply
7) No 16 million colors
8) No high quality speakers
9) No android 2.0
10) No cortex A9 based Tegra 2
11) Loong before release (after MWC2010 will be TOO late!!)
High Tech, 04 Nov 2009I saw the newly Xperia X10 and that interface looks realy good.... I'm a WinMo user, but man. ... moreWould be nice if it work like what is on paper but from what I saw in the videos Needs a lot of work before the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 can go on the shelf just look at the last 2 videos on the link
One thing I don’t get the spec said it had a flash for the camera but the picture shows a portrait mirror no flash.
As for Devil666 do you hate this phone as well????
1.It only has 262k colours not 16m
2.it also has no front camera for video calls
3.The radio is in the optional headset not the phone or the headset the phone is coming with.
4.The CPU is the same as the HD2 you don’t like.
5.And the interface moves slow link mud
6.Timescape and mediascape is just like touchflo 3D aka sense UI… the contacts in it works the same way just looks different. (when you open a contact you get the same all the text, email facebook updates and call log info. So you don’t even have to use the email,sms tabs in sense main screen if you don’t want to. So does the picture album for online facebook and local shot. I have been doing the stuff showen in the timescape vedio and mediascape video on my HTC Touch HD using the Leo r5 test interface. And it did not run as slow as this X10 phone.
Devil666 say something.
The link to Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 in hand demo
The link to HTC HD2 in hand demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wroCLx-pkiA&feature=player_embedded#
Love the phone, my choice will come down to HD2 or X10 depending on the final price. Love them both!
i think it should cover if tha screen crack/break i got a pro and it is really good so my ? is does it hold up with tha rest?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Peace man!!! your right..Guapo is HTC HD2!!!!
I saw the newly Xperia X10 and that interface looks realy good.... I'm a WinMo user, but man. Check out the link and I think it's the first video. I like music and contacts interface alot.....
Here's the link http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/02/sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-announced-we-go-hands-on/
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2009if you drop your phone that much, you shouldn't own one... period. accidents happen but dro... moreYour problem has one tiny solution. Simply take care of the phone!!! or you can put it in a shockproof or bulletproof..etc casing in which I think your a one-handed person that always drop on something. Well anyway..I dont think you can buy this phone.
Devil666, 03 Nov 20091)NO video call 2)NO TV-out 3)NO digital compass 4)NO 16million color display 5)NO AMOLED ... moreDamn Man!!!!You better make you own Handphone!!!! Where the hell can you find one that has all the specs youve mention! Think before you post okay?