Dataminer49er, 23 Jul 2019The HD2 was a lot of fun! I must have changed the ROM on mine a dozen times before I lost it.... moreA lot fun???? Absolutely atrocious camera and picture quality and sub par battery performance and bad customer support, Yes that was a lot of fun!! So much so I never will buy HTC again!
SpiritWolf, 22 Jul 2019Completely dead? Not really. The only people still holding onto to Symbian are extreme fanboys. Everyone else has moved on to something actually supported.
The HD2 was a lot of fun! I must have changed the ROM on mine a dozen times before I lost it. It was an amazing piece of hardware for the time.
HP Elite X3 is definitely best windows phone ever released even Flagship Nokia 9502 XL by Microsoft were outstanding.
But at that time and era its possible.
Kingslayer, 22 Jul 2019I would like GSM Arena to have a flashback for these phones -
BlackBerry Bold 9900
Nokia N... moreAgree. That xperia X1 design is very good and it is way better than the latest xperia 1. It was produced way back when sony know how to design a phone.
I will add another great looking phone of the past, htc one s.
Pabliell, 22 Jul 2019Exactly what I said. 6 years ago. I won't say Symbian was bad at its time, it was great and An... moreOh I'm using Android right now.. But I still couldn't let go of my 808.. The camera is still the best for me.. The P30 Pro came close but still lacks in terms of detail and clarity.. It plays emulators smoothly.. Sound quality is superb.. I use it as my multimedia device.. My android is only for Whatsapp, FB and other social apps..
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019Yeah lack of developer support was really one of the things that killed Windows Phone. This does not apply for Windows Mobile. It had a pretty great library and good backwards compatibility with apps for older WinMobile releases, but was a slow, buggy and broken mess from the start...
And I STILL use the sense widget for my clock/weather on my phones. Starting with the Galaxy Note2, all the way through to my current OnePlus 6T. I miss the Tilt series pre smartphones with their slide out hardware keyboards.
I would like GSM Arena to have a flashback for these phones -
BlackBerry Bold 9900
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
The BB Bold 9900 is the Kim Kardashian phone that she would scour on eBay years after release. The Xperia X1 was released in 2008 and had an AMAZING DESIGN. It was close to Retina two years before iPhone 4 was released. And my favorite GSM Arena header of all-time was for the Nokia N9 review: Once in a lifetime.
Microsoft could have been a new OS back then but they choose not to support wimmo anymore
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019"Officially, it was called TouchFLO 3D, but in reality the new UI borrowed heavily from Sense ... moreYou're mostly right, but I don't think the HTC Touch was touted as an iPhone killer, since they both came out at the same time and the iPhone was still a new experiment from Apple, not yet a leading device.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019BS article IMO. Best Windows Mobile phones were the upper-class Lumia phones. Largely let down... moreWinMo is NOT windows phone. get your facts straight.
Windows phone came much later. Also Lumia was best Windows Phone by default as there was hardly any choice. Because it sucked. Samsung and HTC made few (which was almost identical models to their Android falgship counterpart), among some others, then they gave up quickly.
djinn, 22 Jul 2019I bought this HD2 sometime in 2010 and used it for about 2 years. I was just starting to becom... moreYeah lack of developer support was really one of the things that killed Windows Phone.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019No. But your bias does make your comment worse though.My over-exaggeration was in response to your own bias.
THE-TRUTH-REVEALER, 22 Jul 2019You really live in your own little world, right? Are there any unicorns and dragons? No. But your bias does make your comment worse though.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019LOL.. Symbian Belle can install apps directly and totally on microSD card.. Which Android coul... moreExactly what I said. 6 years ago. I won't say Symbian was bad at its time, it was great and Android was a mess. I don't know about you, but we moved on. You don't need to install apps on SD card anymore, since it will download all your settings once you log into your account. We have fast enough internet today. And Andoid has hot-swappable cards. It will tell you that you shouldn't do that, but it works. And it support SDXC up to 2TB.
I think you should upgrade your phone. It's time.
Ghostwolf87, 22 Jul 2019Problem is with Android, once you get past the launcher, still have the same garbage interfac... moreon screen on WP7 onwards were good at the time I will given you that. But everything else is a hard no-no
1) Balmer killed windows. It was already downhill. No amrket share to speak of, no marketing, and no support. He expected MS name to carry the OS but it didn't. MS wasn't what it was before, or what it is now. In the period where iOS dominated so called 'innovations', MS fell flat.
2) from the get go, WP was doomed. Just 1 eyar into it, they announced WP8, with no upgrade to it from WP7 devices. Hardcore WM users who switched to WP was left like a trash on sidewalk. Just 1 year. And this was with WP already having prblem with lack of apps, compatibility with existing app/internet, and very broken (and almost non-existent) language support outside that of English and few others - this included browising experience not just language of system
3) at this point, android boasted multi tasking, whereas iOS boasted fluid system (which Android lacked even with better hardware because it was less polished then). WP lacked multitasking (iirc 6 cards at most, and doen't even freeze some apps as you left them) and UI was boring, and it was not 'fluid'. It looked nice, but the UI transition was hiding most of its slowness and awful system. Not to mention crashes (much like iOS) were hidden to give impression that it was better than competeing OS when it was not.
4) Then came RT, promising seemless transition between mobile/pc environment. Pick up where you left off on any device. Sounded like a dream for businesses. Well it was . Because RT was also canclled off quickly with almost no devices (except some nokia tablets..)
tl;dr: MS caem too late to show, and did nothing to ijmprove experience for users. In fact, they did exactly the opposite, making consumers lose faith in theirnproduct.