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Old 07.10.2010, 10:08
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Wow, how do you manage that with the 1GB limit that ALL the providers have? 40 minutes of TV show is about 340MB so 1GB gives you 120 mins or three shows per month!

Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear, I just upload them onto the phone at home, so I am not watching online.
There is no way I could do it otherwise, as you say, you'd use up your limit in days, and I only have a 500mb limit!
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Old 07.10.2010, 10:14
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crap, HTC has pushed the Desire HD and the Z back to late October / early November. the reason? apparently Google demands changes to the Android ROM HTC intended to ship.

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That's the end of Android being free and open then
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Re: HTC Desire HD

Any possible ideas when this may be available from Orange?
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Old 14.10.2010, 22:00
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That's the end of Android being free and open then
nah, from what I've read it's the contrary, actually: Google wants to make sure HTC hasn't added some proprietary crap that will prevent some apps on the Market from working right. Why they can't do that IN TIME so handsets aren't delayed beats me.

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Old 14.10.2010, 22:05
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Any possible ideas when this may be available from Orange?
Probably won't be until late November, early December. They didn't get the 1st gen Desire until months after everyone else - and they sell it branded, meaning OS updates will be late for it as well. However, you can still get a Desire HD with an Orange contract from retailers (like Mediamarkt, Mobilezone, digitec etc.).
In an earlier post, Phillo compiled a rather nice list of subscription options from Digitec:

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Re: HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD has now hit a few UK online stores:
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/20/htc-desire-hd-uk/

Digitec is showing a mid-November delivery date, but I expect it will be available sooner than that.

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Old 20.10.2010, 13:19
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Re: HTC Desire HD

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http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/20/htc-desire-hd-uk/

Digitec is showing a mid-November delivery date, but I expect it will be available sooner than that.

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according to several sources, HTC is starting shipments to UK retailers this Friday. digitec should get the first batch by the end of next week and will proably start selling them in the first week of November. that's for pre-orders. the delivery times you see on the website are for new orders. so if you haven't ordered yet, it'll be mid November before you get it.
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Old 29.10.2010, 22:42
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Re: HTC Desire HD

Took delivery of my Desire HD today. Holy crap - this thing is absolutely freaking awesome. It's such a massive improvement over the first gen Desire, I don't even know where to start. The SRS sound output (in combination with a semi-decent headset or good headphones) just blows you away. The screen's very good. I know it's not AMOLED. And I'm glad it isn't. It's very well readable outside, for starters.

HTC has massively enhanced the Sense experience with customizable (and downloadable) skins, sound sets, wallpapers, widgets etc. The integrated off-line navigation service is excellent. So is the possibility to stream music off a media server, the HTC hub, the improved task manager in the task bar etc etc etc.

If you've been asking yourself if the HD is worth spending money on if you already own a 1st gen Desire, my answer is: Fukeneh....

Oh, and this thing makes the iPhone 4 look like a bad dream from the past.

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Old 29.10.2010, 23:44
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Re: HTC Desire HD

Where did you get it from?

How are you finding the increase in speed over the Desire? Have you used the Galaxy S before? How does it compare to that?
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Old 30.10.2010, 00:43
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How are you finding the increase in speed over the Desire? Have you used the Galaxy S before? How does it compare to that?
I take it you're keen
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Where did you get it from?

How are you finding the increase in speed over the Desire? Have you used the Galaxy S before? How does it compare to that?
I bought it from Superetrader.co.uk (pre-ordered the Modaco bundle the day it became available).
The speed is great, although I never had any speed-issues with the Desire, either - was always buttery smooth for me since they released Android 2.2 for it.

I had two Galaxy S before and in my opinion, they're much worse devices. For starters, they don't run smoothly without massive tinkering (rooting + applying file-system patches, voiding the warranty) as they contain hardware design problems with the memory system. The build-quality is drastically worse on the SGS. It's completely made of plastic and feels like it falls apart when you pick it up. The DHD is almost entirely made of aluminum and glass. Also, I really didn't like the SGS's Touchwiz UI. It feels unpolished and clunky - much like a product in early beta status. HTC Sense in the current version is very mature and stable.
The only good thing about the Galaxy S is the screen, although it's smaller than the DHDs and has this plasticy feel about it (although Samsung says it's also glass). SAMOLED is great - it's very bright and well-readable outside. However, it has a slightly grainy texture to it. That never bothered me but bugs the heck out of some people. Also, on some SGS devices, the mainboard is dimly visible through the display, also due to poor manufacturing. I'd never recommend the SGS to anyone - not over any other phone - mainly because of the memory design flaw that is present in every unit and with every OS version, including the recently released (and pulled again) 2.2
I bought my first unit when the devices became available. Before some hackers released the lag-fixes for the device, it was completely unusable (it was literally sitting on my desk for about a month). I found the lag-fixes to work well at first but after a while, the lags came back. I then sold it. Because there were no alternatives in terms of screen size, I bought another one after Samsung released their first firmware update and some people reported that the lags were gone. Turned out they were lying - no improvement, so I returned that one.

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I'm pretty sure the Desire will get the new HTC sense too. So I can't really justify the extra cost. But if I was rolling around in cash I would definitely get it
Any indications yet whether the new sense will come to our old desires?
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Android

I have a question.
What application do you plan to run?
So many people talk about how great Android is but I don't see any "big" program.
No mapping software (not talking about google map), no wordprocessor, no spreadsheet.

Most people see android the same way others did when Windows CE arrived on the market, and before that it was Palm OS.
The next one will be even better.
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I have a question.
What application do you plan to run?
So many people talk about how great Android is but I don't see any "big" program.
No mapping software (not talking about google map), no wordprocessor, no spreadsheet.
What on earth are you talking about... Android has all three of those.

Google Copilot and Documentts to Go.
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What on earth are you talking about... Android has all three of those.

Google Copilot and Documentts to Go.
http://www.oziexplorer.com/
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http://pathaway.com/
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Does Documents to Go has a spell check?
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Where did you get it from?

How are you finding the increase in speed over the Desire? Have you used the Galaxy S before? How does it compare to that?
Well, I. Havd to disagree with dawiz somewhat on his assessment of the SGS, its not a bad phone at all. Yes, its annoying having to apply the lag fix, but a new custom ROM is now out that not only maked it buttery smooth, but also dixes the other previous lagfixes limitation of not being able to use all available memory. It flies

Build quality wise yes, the chassis is plastic, but feels like its going to fall apart? No, no really, bit of an exagerration. Its solid enough and feels pretty good in the hands.

The Super AMOLED screen is just beautiful, there really is nothing else like it... colours fly out of tthe screen making my Milestone look like a turd. Browsing on it is flawless, and with flash it makes for a really nice experience.

The camera is also very nice, better than HTC offerings, and does good stills and very decent video.

Touchwiz is shit, yes, but replace it with Launcher Pro and Beautiful Widgeets, and you almost have HTC Sense on your phone, its great.

As for voiding the warranty... anyone who buys a high end phone really shouldn't be mentioning that... it should be an accepted part of tweaking and getting the most out of a phone... just as you'd jailbreak an IPhone 4 to get the most out of it.

The SGS is a decent phone, don't discount it.
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Re: HTC Desire HD

According to some posts on Digitec, Mediamarkt Sihlcity apparently has quite a few looking for a new home (at least that was the case yesterday)

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The premium version, yes. Google for more info please.
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Re: HTC Desire HD

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What application do you plan to run?
So many people talk about how great Android is but I don't see any "big" program.
No mapping software (not talking about google map), no wordprocessor, no spreadsheet.

Most people see android the same way others did when Windows CE arrived on the market, and before that it was Palm OS.
The next one will be even better.
When did you last read about Android? 2008?

There's Google navigation (free, voice guided GPS navigation on all recent Android phones). Then there's Navigon, CoPilot Live, Route 66 and others.

As for word processors and spreadsheets: Quickoffice, Thinkfree Office, Documents to Go etc.

Android has more than 100000 apps available in the market. All major software developers are present, including (unlike on the iPhone) Adobe with full support for Flash and Air.

Also, Android already passed iOS in market share and device-activations. In most ways, it's the no. One mobile OS on the planet. Windows CE? Come on.


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