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Old 04.06.2009, 21:26
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the HTC phone thread

Anyone else using an HTC smartphone at work or at home?

I just had to get myself an HTC Touh Pro 2 as my work phone. Man this thing's one nice piece of equipment. It's pretty much a Touch HD with a revised version of touchflo 3d and probably the best keyboard I've ever seen on any smartphone...

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Old 04.06.2009, 21:41
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yes. and i'll never buy another windows phone again.

bought a nokia e71 and am happy with that.
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Old 04.06.2009, 21:45
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Re: the HTC phone thread

Hi

I got the iphone for business after 5 years of Windows mobile (HTC) phones and I have to say I do miss a lot about the HTC phones, especially the keyboard and pda/email functionality that actually worked properly. With the Opera browser you have a great browser as well. I like the fantastic screens of the new models.

I miss being able to attach documents to emails, forward meetings etc.

Have fun

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Old 05.06.2009, 06:24
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yes. and i'll never buy another windows phone again.

bought a nokia e71 and am happy with that.
I like the looks of the e71 - I used to have the predecessor (e61?). The thing that kept me from considering it is it's status of a ray-gun (the SAR level's way too high for my taste).

That said - I've never been a fan of the Series 60 OS - I think it's equally antiquated as Windows Mobile.

It's not like I love Windows Mobile - but I have yet to encounter the dull, old-fashioned WinMo 6.1 foundation underneath all of HTC's lip-stick in everyday use. I only saw it once when I set up the Exchange server connection.

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Old 05.06.2009, 10:00
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Re: the HTC phone thread

I parted with my Blackberry Pearl and BB family for first time in 5 years and got the new HTD Diamond Touch 2. It is a nice piece of equipment and great build quality. Wife has the iPhone and agrees with me that the typing on the HTC is way better than on the iPhone mainly due to the vibrating feedback when typing. What iPhone also does not have it ability to run programs in the background (ex: Switch on Skype while at home using my WiFi) not having to be in the application to run it.

So happy with the switch and not wanting iPhone anymore.
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Old 05.06.2009, 10:04
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What iPhone also does not have it ability to run programs in the background (ex: Switch on Skype while at home using my WiFi) not having to be in the application to run it.

So happy with the switch and not wanting iPhone anymore.
I theoretically have an iPhone 3G for my private subscription - but I find it harder and harder to move back to it after having used the Touch Pro2 all week. I do a lot of instant-messaging (it's a crapload cheaper than SMS) and therefore running apps in the background is a necessity for me now. Also, on the iPhone you can't use Skype to place calls over 3G - on the HTC that's not an issue

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Old 05.06.2009, 10:04
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Re: the HTC phone thread

Yes, I have a HTC Touch Cruise since about a year and before that I had a Qtek. I still think Nokia makes the best phones but since I use mine mainly for emails, SMS and the like, HTC is better for my requirements.
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Old 05.06.2009, 10:14
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Re: the HTC phone thread

Have a HTC Touch as my personal phone, and a Blackberry as the official one. I like the HTC, but I havent e-mailed too much on it, so cant say. I like the typing interface in general, but usually use the tap-stick to type in messages. I've seen some pretty cool apps for the HTC on the net, but havent used many of them.
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Old 05.06.2009, 10:20
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Have a HTC Touch as my personal phone, and a Blackberry as the official one. I like the HTC, but I havent e-mailed too much on it, so cant say. I like the typing interface in general, but usually use the tap-stick to type in messages. I've seen some pretty cool apps for the HTC on the net, but havent used many of them.
I've tried several Touch keyboards (including the iPhone's - which everybody seems to like, except for me :-) and have yet to find one that I really like.
The latest gen HTC phones have great keyboards (the force feedback is great!) but I still prefer physical keys. Here's where the Touch Pro2 shines

As for the apps - here are some that I use:

- Palringo (Instant Messaging)
- Skype
- Pocketwit (Twitter Client)
- Boingo (WLAN Roaming app)
- Thumcal (great finger-friendly touch calendar)
- Sugarsync
- SplashID (Password manager)
- Some games (Bejeweled 2, Bookworm)

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Old 05.06.2009, 10:27
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I've been a ppc user for 8 years now. This my 4rd HTC smartphone (HTC Diamond) and i'm still happy with it.

If you plan on tweaking your htc this is the best site for it.
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Could anybody please guide me through the jungle...? I'm desperately looking for TomTom software for a htc HD Touch. I installed several versions before, I visited many websites, I searched, did this and that - but my PDA still produces the much feared error message "Unable to start - not enough memory is available". Your support is very much appreciated!
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Old 23.10.2009, 10:25
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Re: the HTC phone thread

But isn't TomTom already pre-installed and all you need to do is to buy and download the maps? At least that's how it was for me and it works fine.



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But isn't TomTom already pre-installed and all you need to do is to buy and download the maps? At least that's how it was for me and it works fine.
No, it's not. I know however from a phone company that sold a limited quantity of HD Touchs together with TomTom. In case of Swisscom, this is not the case.

Since you have a functional copy of TomTom: Could you PM me for an exchange of ideas? I have something in mind...
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Re: the HTC phone thread

Just bought myself a HTC Hero and can definitely recommend it!!!
Got it together with an Orange Abo (Optima Surf 30 - 12 month contract) and only paid CHF 340 for it.

http://digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.a...Artikel=169117
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yes. and i'll never buy another windows phone again.

bought a nokia e71 and am happy with that.
Same here. My work gave me a HTC TyTn II when I moved here and it was the worst phone I have ever owned. It would freeze (stop working) in the middle of the day at random times. Since I kept it in my pocket I would not notice until I would think "strange that I have had no calls today" and pull it out of my pocket to find it was unresponsive. After finding a paperclip (I started carrying one in my wallet) and resetting the phone I would had missed 5 or so voicemails over the last 4 hours. This happened about 2 times a week. Smoke signals or carrier pigeons would have been a more reliable way to reach me. Worst....phone...ever

Bought a Nokia e90. It is a "phone" as opposed to the HTC which seemed to consider itself more a PDA with a "phone feature". It's a huge, heavy phone but does everything the HTC did with the added benefit of actually working.

I am sorely tempted by the new N97 or N900 but will hold off a bit longer. Never another HTC phone...ever.
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...Never another HTC phone...ever.
Couldn't agree more with this! Biggest crap I ever bought!
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Re: the HTC phone thread

Greetings,

my beloved Nokia E90 recently died after one too many drops onto hard floor - had it since it was launched and it did everything I needed from it extremely well. Best phone I had since the Nokia 6310i.

So I looked at the current state of the art, and bought an iPhone 3GS, and an HTC Hero. The Nokia N97 was the top Nokia contender, but with even Nokia saying it is flawed and planning a general update, and with their N900 coming soon, I skipped that one.

Had the HTC Hero first for about 3 weeks - nice phone, much improved after I updated the firmware. I love the multiple home pages with the usable app widgets rather than just grids of icons to apps. The included weather app was the only one of many tried to accurately report my obscure home village, and the threaded SMS message handler was very good. Lots of good apps to download - and even some good games (Robo Defence was by far the best). On the negative side I found the ring tones a bit quiet even on max volume, also it was a bit quiet in conference call mode, and the screen was sometime too sensitive and would accept input from my face (!) whilst making calls. Also I experienced many times when reception of calls and messages just froze for no reason.

Later I switched to the iPhone - and I'm a lot happier with it. As a phone it just works very very well, max volumes are loud, call handling works well, as does threaded SMS message handling. It syncs flawlessly with Outlook on my work PC (first phone ever that handles contacts in sub-folders - Nokia, HTC and BlackBerry all fail on that). Since I use a Mac at home, it is also synced with a number of my home Mac apps such as Things (GTD task manager) and iPassword (password manager).

So I stayed with the iPhone and sold my Hero.

Worth noting that my wife also has an HTC Hero and she is also sometimes experiencing periods of no reception, lost calls etc. I think the Android O/S is superb, but perhaps the underlying hardware is not quite ready for it yet.

When the Nokia N900 is available I will see what the early reviews say about it and possibly buy one, but for now the iPhone joins my Nokia 6310i and Nokia E90 in the PitBull hall of fame.

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Re: the HTC phone thread

I had a Qtek 9000(HTC Universal) for three years, and thought it ws great, though huge. It's big enough to type on it like a laptop.

Now I have an HTC Touch Pro and was ready to bin it because it was so slow. I put a custom rom on it and it's much better but I'm not sure I'll buy a windows mobile phone again. I certainly wont buy another HTC phone without a proper headphone socket, the shared USB idea sucks big time.

I'm tempted by an iPhone but I'm put off by the app store, the integrated battery and lack of external memory slot and keyboard. Oh and people who refer to it as 'my iPhone' instead of 'my phone', that puts me off too.
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Old 26.10.2009, 08:53
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Re: the HTC phone thread

You guys don't make it easy to select a new phone for private use.

BB Bold / Palm Pre / NXX / HTC / WTF?????

I'm scared I'm gonna end up resorting to the equivalent of someone selecting a car based on it's colour and shape...

Help me Rhonda, help get a hold of my Pre?
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Re: the HTC phone thread

No kidding. I'm almost afraid to buy a phone at this point.
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