Another big concern is the poor battery but nokias n8 is doing fine so have htc/microsoft done massive optimisation under the hood making battery good for at least 12 hrs of heavy use etc..Thanks
Come on i need your help here if you are the expert.
I have windows 7 laptop and it has desktop gadgets ie sticky notes,cpu/RAM meters on the sidebar does wm7 have these as tiles.I use a stopwatch can i download one.What is this thing that all my multimedia has to come thru zune is it like locked that much like iphone junk
Can you give us a good website to get more on hd7 cause i have bought galaxy s from o2 and with no flash it annoying ME and want to swap for htc hd7..What about music out put and srs what about furure updates cause this thing is going to cost me £390 and need to know more and only have 2 days left before my 14 day exchange is up.
For you to put the distressing comments below does not help and have been using symbian since 2003 and the spv back in 2002 ..My last windows was touch pro2 and iam the only one in my area who likes windows but i understood how powerful it was..
COME IF YOUR THE EXPERT GET ON HERE AND PROMOTE AND HELP US..
Folk come on here for help and other peoples experiances and even tho samsung is bringing one out and would rather choose samsung than htc,htc has srs wow and that counts for me.
Htc does have poor tranducers and no matter what people pretend their speakers and mics are substandard..Cheers Brynn and yes of course i know what a smartfone is.
[deleted post]a smartfone is defined by having a dedicated graphics chip actually.
joe, 07 Nov 2010Samsung with Windows Mobile 7 has a card slot for memory up to 32GB... HTC doesn't....thats wh... moreHave you red the the requirements for a WP& device which Microsoft put in place so quality devices was assured:- Capacitive, 4-point multi-touch screen with WVGA (800x480) resolution
1 GHz ARM v7 "Cortex/Scorpion" or better processor
DirectX9 rendering-capable GPU
256MB of RAM with at least 8GB of Flash memory
Accelerometer with compass, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and Assisted GPS
5-megapixel camera with an LED flash
FM radio tuner
6 dedicated hardware buttons - back, Start, search, camera, power/sleep and Volume Up and Down.
No where does it say it must have removable storage! but if ur not thick you would no that the Micro SD slot is hidden beneath the lower part of the back so u saddos who want 400 dvds on ur PHONE can expand to 32gb why!!!
joe, 07 Nov 2010Samsung with Windows Mobile 7 has a card slot for memory up to 32GB... HTC doesn't....thats wh... morethe one thing i dont understand is what you need a 32 gb memory card for? to watch movies or do you have that much music that you need such a big memory card? because everybody knows thta any smartphone that being samsumg, htc, lg etc. does not have the battery power to watch multiple movies or is able to withstand 24 hours while listening to music. and when it comes to speed and performance, the bigger memory doesnt exactly help. htc doesnt fail because it has a 10000x better touch screen than any samsung.
The real fail is not being up to date.. and doing what others quitted long time ago.. having no card slot while our memory needs r expanding.. no secondary cam.. while video calling is spreading..they really need to wake up
Would anyone call this a smartfone or am i on my own in this thinking.What do you do with it,settings are barely anything i have been playing with it in o2 shop but it seems just dead not even feature fone standard.???
PLEASE HELP ME !, 07 Nov 2010 I just watched like 20vids on youtube on how you can customize your phone, make it your own b... moreMaybe because you can't? One of the disadvantages of WP7, lack of customization options
I just watched like 20vids on youtube on how you can customize your phone, make it your own bla, bla ,bla. BUT, not one of the vids showed me how to customize your desk top! how to take the icons of the screen and place your own picture as your background WITH OUT cropping. If you buy a laptop and you hate clutter ! you should be able to remove things and, just open files when you are ready to view them.i should be able to do it with a phone 2. Can any body tell me anything about the wall paper settings? I want to see a picture of my new 6month old baby on my screen , not just the feet or the head! The only phone I know that works with out cropping is the iphone4
Samsung with Windows Mobile 7 has a card slot for memory up to 32GB... HTC doesn't....thats why HTC ...FAIL!!
Wake Up Microsoft , put memory slot to your WP7 device!
Alex, 05 Nov 2010I like what I see, but I won't buy for what I miss. I will never buy a WP7 phone until it has... morei beg of you guyz' pleas go to windows or the manufacturers website and readup on the specks, WP7 will have SilverLight, and as for internal memory that BS now because with silver-light all you need a good 3 or better 4G, WiFi connection, a PC at home running Win7 or winHome sever and you can stream your own movies and music, I have a 12Tb sever at home" a phone will never have that amount of space and they dont need to ;-)
tictactaylor, 05 Nov 2010Wallpaper on lock screen? Reminds me of limo as on samsung m1 on vodafone. It states that no ... moreIve had a go of this in o2 shop but i have same concerns as you have put and others.It seems like its no really a videp player or music player,due to copy/paste issues it does not seem to be aimed at buisnees users and its quite locked in..
If someone asks me as i am the geek in my area of mates etc i could not say much about windows 7,,i mean how could i reccomend it wen most people want
mms,music,vids ,twitter.,facebook etc
These are the NORMAL person in the street not a geek like most of us on gsmarena who are mobile obssessives.The only platform i could reccomend in the street is s/e a200 platform,i certainly could not let the buy symbian/windows7/windows 6.1or6.5/or go rooting and setting up Android.Stuff Apple sick to death of it everywhere even smartfone essentials mag the lot.
Battery life is disappointing...
Marco, 05 Nov 2010Nobody appreciates on-board 8GB of memory... Android phones have 150MB of it on average! Anywa... moreMy galaxy s has 8Gb of memory, ok not for applications totally yet. But I understand the memory module is sealed in this device, and warranty void if changed. Ok so you have your music, video etc on micro sd cards you transfer this to your pc, and sync it correct? No mass storage mode, so can you transfer it and if so how long does it take, say your video file is 500mb not unusual these days, is it possible in reasonable time? This phone looks great just worried about lack of a card slot and being locked into zune, an unknown to me.
Marco, 05 Nov 2010Nobody appreciates on-board 8GB of memory... Android phones have 150MB of it on average! Anywa... moreeven if there is the same amount of RAM internally as on the memory card there is a huge diffrence: 1st case scenario - u need to sync with a PC when you want to switch big content e.g. add navigation maps instead of your song collection, or u want to see some movies. If you have 3 microSD cards, u could do that by only switching among them on the road. Huge difference
I like what I see, but I won't buy for what I miss.
I will never buy a WP7 phone until it has:
2.Flash/Silverlight support in web browser
(they dont need to be in the OS, could be 3rd party solutions but they are a must for being available in there)
also - whish list:
2.USB mass storage mode
3.Decent navigation solution (iGo, Route66, whatever)
4.Selective multitasking - at least designated applications should be able to run in the background (like 3rd party alarm software, messenger, navigation, resource meter, etc)
5.lots of 3rd party apps.
tictactaylor, 05 Nov 2010Wallpaper on lock screen? Reminds me of limo as on samsung m1 on vodafone. It states that no ... moreNobody appreciates on-board 8GB of memory... Android phones have 150MB of it on average! Anyway, you can replace internal microSD card with card of your choice up to 32GB. And OS doesn't differentiate internal/external memory, no need to copy files/move apps from internal to external memory.
I can just say awesome!!!!!
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2010Everything you say about symbian is theory, when it comes to real world application Symbian is... moreAlthough not the correct place to discuss symbian, totally agree with your response. N8 which I own is I feel under powered. Play need for speed and it shows. Then go play it on galaxy s. The hd7 has a decent processor. I do believe that windows 7 mobile is better than symbian but still think it's got a long way to convince me it's an android competitor. Still time will tell.