Anthony, 26 Sep 2011To the people that were saying the HTC is playing games by limiting there WP7 phone spec. You... moreIf you ask me, it's a good thing there is little or no variation in hardware since there is no risk of fragmentation like on Android. And since WP7 runs just fine with the current hardware I see no reason in changing it.
To the people that were saying the HTC is playing games by limiting there WP7 phone spec.
You would remember I was saying the problem is the OS and not HTC.
Well now you can take a look and Samsung (creators of the high spec Note) new WP7 phone, the OMNIA W18350.
You will notice it has the…
Same 480x800 pixels limitation.
Same 512RAM limitation.
Same 720P video limitation.
Same single core CPU limitation.
Same no card slot limitation.
So don’t expect any major hardware improvements in a WP7 phone, no matter who the manufacture is.
WP7 has gone the way of the iOS. There may be many different phones out there with the WP7 OS but technically it like there is only one phone, from a spec point of view.
Angel, 18 Sep 2011Two major flaws:
Internal capacity 16GB with no SD card. Where do we keep videos, pictures an... moreIn your PC may be? Phones, even with 4.7' screens are not made for watching HD movies...
Do you know what "cloud service" means?
Ok ppl, I have a big dilemma in picking one of these phones for my new phone. HTC Titan or Nokia N9? I know the pros and cons of both of them but I still can't make up my mind and pick one over another.
So speak your mind, what do you think?
510 euros???? watdahel, is there any possibility that the price will drop upon release?
HTC is awesome, I really, really, really love this phone already. I think I'LL even prefer it to my current hd7, only flaw, it does not have a kick back stand. If its an upgrade from Hd7, then they've left the most important thing out... I stand to be corrected...
islandboz, 08 Sep 2011Give me Whatsapp on W7 and I will jump on bandwagon.whatsapp is i think will be launing in a month or so
nice big screen.
Nice SMALL battery.
Ya gunna have power problems.
This seems to be the HTC way of putting together mobile phones,
Perhaps, this phone, also should come packaged with a couple of spare batteries.
Two major flaws:
Internal capacity 16GB with no SD card. Where do we keep videos, pictures and files? At least 64GB capacity required and then I go for this...\
Video full HD lacking...
Syrus, 18 Sep 2011I know that MS is pretty damn serious this time about Windows phone. They've set some sort of ... moreTo answer the question of why I’m not ready to jump to WP it’s simple...
I favour MS OS over any other right now mainly because of its compatibility with MS Outlook & MS office & Garmin. Most (not all) of the rest of things I like about the OS I could get from Android or blackberry.
I too have played with WP7 (on my HD2 and it is interesting but in the end I returned to WM6.5 because WP7 is still lacking too much to give up WM just yet. In terms of functionally, not in terms of visuals, simplicity and speed. When I switch phones it will be for 1 of 2 reasons. I destroyed the phone I have. Or a phone comes out that add more functions that I want.
As I see it WP7 has taken away things that I use. So that’s not an update for me.
Syrus, 18 Sep 2011I know that MS is pretty damn serious this time about Windows phone. They've set some sort of ... moreThe restrictions are not just for minimum specs. It is also for hardware type/brand and because of that it will atomically also limit what a device spec can have.
Do you know the HD2 meets all the specks but 1. It has 5 hardware keys at the base instead of 3 and because of this it did not qualify for a WP7 upgrade that HTC first advertised it could get. Even thou the total number of hardware keys is the same, just in different locations. That was enough for it to be blanked for an upgrade.
And as you mentioned CPU I also know WP7 only supports one brand and type of CPU so the CPU speed may be faster but they are all the same brand and none will ever be Dual core. WP OS will not allow it no matter how the manufactures are.
By the way copy and paste has been added but it is still limited to some apps not fully fictional like in WM and that is 500 new fixes + features not all 500 are features, so not all 500 are totally new to WP. Some are modifications to the software on the OS in terms of what it looks like how you interact with it and what info it shows you.
Anthony, 18 Sep 2011“O”
You have to thank Microsoft and there strict hardware requirements to get the WP7 license... moreI know that MS is pretty damn serious this time about Windows phone. They've set some sort of "Minimum Hardware Requirement" for all mfgers who want to make WP7 phones. For eg, processor should be minimum 1ghz, ram 512 mb, camera 5 mp etc. But once again I do not agree with you on display resolution restriction. May be the minimum resolution should be 480X800, but anything higher than that is welcome. Same thing applies to cpu, ram etc. Everything is ok as long as it is higher than MS's requirement.
On personal note, Most of short comings like copy/paste etc have been taken care by WP7.5 mango update. It got added 500 features. Just wondering what is holding you back to embrace WP7.5 since you are such a big fan of MS? I got a chance to play wp7……I must say…experience was like iphone….very smooth & flawless. 7.5 should be much better.
For me, I am not fanboy of anything. I change my phone once a yr ..sometimes platform too. I'm kinda addicted to BB blinking light. I heard rumour that iphone5 will have this light. If thats the case, I'm surely get iphone. I've been iphone 3gs, hd2 and now BB user in a span of 3 yrs.
Syrus, 18 Sep 2011I agree with your point and thats wat I was trying to say:). Pixel density largely depends on ... more“O”
You have to thank Microsoft and there strict hardware requirements to get the WP7 license for limiting hardware manufacturers, not the manufactures them self.
HTC has a deal with beats audio and now that I think about it, because of MS rules we may not get a WP7 phone with beats audio, only android phones might get it.
All WP7 phones have to be 480x800, no more or no less, does not matter what brand it is.
Its part of what MS said they were doing when they came out with the new OS. They are standardising the internal hardware so no matter what phone you buy the performance should be the same.
(Good for having a stable OS, and less crashing which was a problem with the WM OS because of hardware – 3rd party software issues. but bad for pushing the hardware to the next level.)
Sadly internal hardware changes will only happen when MS give there ok.
It’s so strict now that service providers can’t even put there branding on OS or strip features out as there could in the WM OS because they will not get the WP7 license.
Conspiracy theory..... many features that was in the WM OS that are not in the WP7 OS maybe missing not because it could not be done in time, but because the service providers requested from MS that it not to be Putin so they can make more money by offing paid alternatives to accomplish the same task.
LOL no facts on that one, just saying, hummmmm?
I tell you, they are really going down the same road of the iOS the only difference is they not making their own phone. :(
The more I talk about this the more I see I’m going to be holding on to my HD2 for quite some time again. Till i see some more changes from WP or Android.
Anthony, 17 Sep 2011I’m not disagreeing with you that the iP4 will look better. Basically what I’m saying is... ... moreI agree with your point and thats wat I was trying to say:). Pixel density largely depends on the size of device. Just do not like the fact that HTC has come up with such a low pixel density with Titan ......I mean its not bad but does not meet today's standard.
Syrus, 16 Sep 2011I do not agree with your pixel things. I don't wanna go technical here. Just put your htc hd2 ... moreI’m not disagreeing with you that the iP4 will look better.
Basically what I’m saying is... this phone screen res technically will look better then a 1080P 46” TV and people don’t complain that 1080P is too low for their 46” Tv.
& if you find a HD2 with 800x460 is ok for a 4.3” screen then 800x460 is also ok for a 4.7” screen, Because the difference in pixel density per inch between the 2 is only 18 pixels less per inch. Which you would not be able to tell just by looking at it.
The pixel density on an iP4 is 330 per inch. The Titan is 199 per inch. That’s a difference of 131 pixels less in every inch of screen. Of cause you are going to notice the difference between the 2.
To make my point I was trying to make with the TV comparison a next way, think about this.....
The Samsung note has an 800x1280pixels res screen and the iP4 has a 640x960 res screen. There are many people that think the Samsung note will look better between the 2, when infract it will not.
Reason being that the pixel density per inch of the SGN is 285 because of its screen size
Where the iPhone4 pixel density per inch 330 because of its screen size
The difference of 45 pixels less, in every inch or screen.
Hope you understand what I am trying to say.
Anthony, 14 Sep 2011To people that think this phone is to big to hold.
I have compared it to the HTC HD2 which I ... moreI do not agree with your pixel things. I don't wanna go technical here. Just put your htc hd2 & iphone4 on the table. You will see very clearly …..which got better screen. Of course denser pixel on screen is better and also visible to eyes….at least for my eyes lol. Same thing with BB phones……they got small screen but high resolutions….so they are far better & eye pleasing than those of nokia E70's models.
For you info, I like HTC but when comes to camera & display quality, they are way behind Samsung. Super Amoled Plus is one hel of display technology which Samsung has monopoly at this moment. They are better in Camera & CPU department as well. Samsung is huge co which makes almost everything in electronic world. So they've edge over other cos……But in software & quality-hardware(minus display) Htc shines.
[deleted post]I do not agree with your pixel things. I don't wanna go technical here. Just put your htc hd2 & iphone4 on the table. You will see very clearly …..which got better screen. Of course denser pixel on screen is better and also visible to eyes….at least for my eyes lol. Same thing with BB phones……they got small screen but high resolutions….so they are far better & eye pleasing than those of nokia E70's models.
For you info, I like HTC but when comes to camera & display quality, they are way behind Samsung. Super Amoled Plus is one hell of display technology which Samsung has monopoly at this moment. They are better in Camera & CPU department as well. Samsung is huge co which makes almost everything in electronic world. So they've edge over other cos……But in softeware & quality-hardware(minus display) Htc shines.