Im willing to stick by the Omnia HD and give it a chance for now. Everyone has their own opinion of what they like / use a phone for. Ive had 3 symbian phones previously, and very rarely try to download applications (in fact on my N80 i downloaded the grand total of 0). This is a new phone with a relatively new Interface (v5), so it will take time to develop apps that work correctly, Be it Orange, third party or whoever. Could i live without hundreds of Apps? i have done so far. Can i put up with the sound on recorded vids? Yeah, as long as standard playback is acceptable. No device is perfect, especially the first few months. Who knows, with time and development this could become as successful as the N95.
Sammy from Hong Kong again. Oh shit I will not buy this phone. You cannot even use opera mini! It is Samsung problem nothing to do with Orange. Wait for N97 then, what a diappointment! James, change for another model. LG renoir is even better you can intall opera mini on it and works wonderfully.
no apps,no support,alot of people will be turned off this phone or returning it by the looks of it. All the hype was over the hd recording and it looks like you have to pay the massive sum for that alone as other functions get passed over. that saying other samsung phones are equally poor in this matter,its very hard to get any apps or games running on my girfriends tocco
No, I ment that Orange probably loaded some orange soft on the phone and therefore it refuses to accept any 3rd party apps. In this case unlocking might not help, I think you need to flash it with the original ROM for Omnia HD.
Or buy unbranded Omnia HD...:)
I know when I had HTC Tytn II similar kind of flashing new ROMs solved a lot of problems.
But in this case (Omnia HD) I'm not sure aout this, just guessing... hope that some-one more techie with more knowledge about this will post here...
they do it to make money,thers no way around it.o2 would do the same,give it a month ans someone will do sumit to sort it.
jcjk, 21 May 2009you have to visit the www.mobile9.com. there is any application that you want. There is app.store in orange world.whatever u choose ,empty column will come up.there are not any apps.
Orange do indeed have their own App store, its in the same place on the website as ringtones / wallpapers etc. I can see why they have done it, to Lock Apps that come from Orange, just like the iphone app store for just the iphone. Its a shame but thats the price you pay i guess, its a choice of live with it knowing the phone didnt cost you much, or fork out £500+ for the phone with free licence.
I guess Orange has not allowed third party apps as they are releasing their own 'Application Store'
I ain't going to get this on Orange if thats the case...
o2-UK here i come..
Does anyone contacted orange???? Imo unlocking will not sort the problem of third party apps. Probably software need to be loaded again.
Maybe orange has blocked all third party apps. And we have to by them only from orange. I don't know what to do-this phone is becoming useless and slowly hated ;-(
Vidas, i think u might be right as all the reviews for this phone were based on sim-free handsets. if this is the case, will it help if i get the phone unlocked, i know its folking out more money but i deeply love this phone
has anyone experienced such probs on the symbian 5800 on orange? coz its the same OS as the i8910 hence the problem might not be the OS on orange but Samsung based.
Guys, Stefan, Mark, James, all guys here in UK, is it possible that this problem with applications is only on Orange branded Omnia HDs???
Maybe Orange spoiled something with the software, while the SIM-free Omnia HDs will not have this problem with 3rd part applications?
What do you think?
just received mine. loved this phone when i read its reviews & couldn't wait to get one. now that i've got it i'm dreading to open it as i know orange are a bit funny with returns. can anyone pliz conf that they at least had a single app work on the phone...this is going to be the saddest day ever :(
I tested the stand alone audio recorder at its highest quality....
Sample rate: 48000 Sample/sec
Bits per sample: 16 Bit/Sample
Play channel: 2 Channel
Bit rate: 1536 KBit/sec (this doesn't seem right?)
So the phone really can record decent audio...
i returned my omnia hd today,
i cant really use it,symbian is all about third party apps and it doesnt support them...WTF..
WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO OF HARDWARE???...RUB OUR ASS???
I've tried installing opera mini, it installs but, u cannot use it, if you try to scroll, it cannot scroll, you can't click on anything in the opera mini. I tried installing gravity, talking dictionary and twittix for Nokia 5800 on Omnia hd, but it says file not supported. Its like it doesn't support any sis files, themes cannot install too, it says file not supported. any sis file i install tells me file not supported.
I will return it tommorrow, but i will try hard to find any apps working for it today, if i don't see i will return it tommorrow. may be i'll wait till June till other phones are released and choose another phone. thanks