...they are not Droids...they are Android Powered Phones. Droids are only with Verizon...Figure someone who works for GSM Arena would know the difference. This is getting really annoying.
Otherwise...great article! Killer phones. Nice to see the jump in RAM and ROM from the Desire. Great job HTC!
Love to have HTC Desire HD currently using HTC Desire & its Worth every Penny. only drawback is LCD on this
good news to all HTC Fans!!
My main worry is the battery life...
i wonder why the manufactures are ignoring.. the concerns of the users about the battery.. atleast it should last 1 day after the rough use..as it is built for continuous usage..
aphid, 15 Sep 2010Looks nice but where is the bump up in screen res and quality? The size of the battery on thi... moreWell we can't easily add interesting designs when most of the phone's body is the screen itself. We now have bricks, not old generation mobiles.
Good to see some proper powerful with great screen res, RAM and CPU smartphones being announced for the 1st time this week,well done HTC :)
Nokia have a lot to learn from HTC.
Looks nice but where is the bump up in screen res and quality? The size of the battery on this model is a bit worrying [lots of complaints on Desires battery not lasting a day] HTC please add a little metal to your tired designs.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2010You're right, HTC are really not great quality. They never have been and I don't think that's ... moreNot every manufacturer can tell about itself that they've created the Dream/G1 (1st market-ready Android device), Nexus One, the 1st "Google phone", or the 1st WinMo device that has this and that...
So it may be more accurate to state that it's only the HTC stuff that puts Android and WinMo on the map.
And oh, like Samsung is any better? Poor build quality, even worse components (I can't name my source but he keeps telling me how many Samsung devices are brought in dead on arrival and not beacause of careless handling and stuff like that). TouchWiz is a nice thing though, for example on the Omnia II - without that I think WinMo is a prehistoric nightmare (with a custom UI it's just a bad dream :)).
I think I can say the same about the Android front: although it's modern and quite user friendly by default, the true tidbits are awaiting for those who pick a phone with a customized rom and imho a HTC with Sense is the best choice. I really liked the Galaxy S, it has so many pros, but then again, the cons... build quality, materials, GSM module problems, poor support ("oh, you didn't bought it at T-Mobile? sorry, ur just out of luck...").
About screen size: your TV, your PC monitor, your laptop/netbook or even your tablet won't fit in your pocket while your mobile phone can. Reading or wathcing a movie from a 3.5" 320*480 device (like the pretty popular iPhone 3G/3GS) is not the best thing on Earth. I have a HD2. It's still not a 50" FullHD LED TV, not even a Dell Streak but at least you can put it in your pocket while providing a nice experience in terms of visual entertainment, surfing the net and general office tasks. (Sigh! That 4.0" of the Galaxy S would be the ideal choice if the device itself was a bit shorter).
About CPU speed: why complaining now? Why not when they announced Snapdragon? Or the HD2? Or back in the middle 1990's when things got out of control in the land of the desktop machines?
Developers may be sloppy, hardware manufacturers may be greedy and have to give something new since they can't sell the same stuff twice in a consumer society but in the end it's us, studip end-users, who can't live without 720p capable phones and 802.11n wifi.
If you can design a low-end/mid-range mobile CPU that can handle the two tasks mentioned above at the same time with great quality (low compression, min. 30fps for the video and the ability to process the amount of data that the 802.11n can handle in real-time) then... well, first of all the GSMArena community will be very proud of you, and you should get to the patent office asap! :)
Hey, I am a guy with normal sized hands, this means when I press a key on these tiny phones I press 4 at a time, I can just manage my iphone 4, I am all for large screens. So up with the HTC 4.3 screens, I would love my iphone more if it had a large screen and did not weigh a ton. tiny phones for ladies fingers ??, HTC screen is great and the weight is good just need to see how easy it is to use.
garbage quality, 15 Sep 2010has anyone experienced as many problems with this company as i have? i have honestly noever he... moreYou're right, HTC are really not great quality. They never have been and I don't think that's changed.
It's only the Android stuff that put them on the map, away from being a bad quality WinMo OEM device maker.
has anyone experienced as many problems with this company as i have? i have honestly noever heard about so many complaints on an entire series of devices than htc. you'd swear to think the american's designed these garbage devices. if it wasn't for android, htc would probably be the most garbage phone producing company on the market.
Ness, 15 Sep 2010Well Everyone, This Is a DREAM Phone, Hate it or Love it!
There is no such a phone on the t... morethere is nothing revolutionary in HD Desire, despite the SIZE LMFAO
I agree with someone who wrote that bigger does not mean better. I wonder why they pump up RAM and CPU so much ... Quick performance has more to do with correct adjustment and configuration than CPU ... What I mean is that Smartphones do not need 1GHz CPU or more to work fast it is optimization that counts ...
Alex, 15 Sep 2010Seems while making phones they are not thinking of pocket size. To me Galaxy S and Desire HD b... more@Alex I totally agree with you! This really sucks! Bigger screens and smaller batteries! wtf!? Plus its regular lcd screen! I dont understand why ppl get wow when they see 4"+ screens?? Its just a phone! If u wanna big screen go buy pc! Noki is doing better job selling mobile phones not those bricks!!!
One day htc will release phone with 52inch screen coz they think bigger screen is better and also with bigger processor ram rom and pc keyboard with ultra big button.
All looks the same, 15 Sep 2010htc touch2 or any other model looks same and you you feel same even you get higher model. only... moreyeah apple rulezzzz in screwing their fans......they are the best in design.......you know what i mean...antenna
And a Maps function with zero wait and charges seems too good to be true, if it is then again: wow!!!!
Whats wrong with some of you? It seems like some of you want a phone that launches rockets and makes Hollywood films, with a speed faster than a speeding bullet. Get real.
Anyway, for those of you who are interested, here's a link for the specs for this phone.
I own an iPhone 3GS but am seriously thinking of going to this phone. Wow is the only way to describe it.