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Old 18.12.2010, 21:15
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Re: HTC Desire HD

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There are lots of cheaper Android options. But the Orange SF is hardly the same thing as the Desire HD
true, but having been looking at the DHD and DZ, i was happy with the SF and so thought others may be too. you can compare the specs between the phones here:

http://www.91mobiles.com/compare/ZTE...es/Desire.html

the SF is actually a very good device and the specs are good. the main downside i find is that the camera is poor (though not as bad as the one on my nokia e71!).

the htc desire costs 4.5 times more than the SF and the desire hd costs 6 times more. i'd estimate you get around 80% of the features/functionality of the pricier devices, so IMO it's a pretty good deal!
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Old 22.12.2010, 13:22
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Re: HTC Desire HD

599 CHF outright from digitec. Cheap

http://www.digitec.ch/?param=bilder&wert=205505
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Re: HTC Desire HD

Yesterday my Desire HD was stolen. But I thought that I would be able to see where it was by using HTCsense, which I had set up. (This was the reason I bought the HD over the straight Desire.)
Unfortuntatley when I logged on, HTCsense couldn't locate it.
The reason I have now discovered is because in order to preserve the battery I switch off the GPS, therefore HTCsense was unable to find my phone.

So the lesson I have now learnt is keep your GPS on all the time if you want to use HTCsense.
I'm sure many of you will think I am gormless, but somebody out there might think the same way as me and I just wanted to let you know.

Now I am installing all my apps, files and all the other things that I have on my phone on my new Desire HD and will not be turning off my GPS! Lesson learnt.
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Old 12.03.2011, 17:03
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Re: HTC Desire HD

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Yesterday my Desire HD was stolen. But I thought that I would be able to see where it was by using HTCsense, which I had set up. (This was the reason I bought the HD over the straight Desire.)
Unfortuntatley when I logged on, HTCsense couldn't locate it.
The reason I have now discovered is because in order to preserve the battery I switch off the GPS, therefore HTCsense was unable to find my phone.

So the lesson I have now learnt is keep your GPS on all the time if you want to use HTCsense.
I'm sure many of you will think I am gormless, but somebody out there might think the same way as me and I just wanted to let you know.

Now I am installing all my apps, files and all the other things that I have on my phone on my new Desire HD and will not be turning off my GPS! Lesson learnt.
Yeah but GPS always on uses battery.....

Apparently you cant let apps turn on GPS remotely, which would be a more sensible solution. Don't know if the iPhone has that functionality but if it does then its a bonus point.

How did your HD get stolen?
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Re: HTC Desire HD

Couldn't the person who stole it just turn it off though or is there some security built in to avoid that? I ask as I'll be buying a Desire HD soon.
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Re: HTC Desire HD

I had just got off a train at Adliswil yesterday lunchtime. Walking up the stairs I thought I felt somebody really close behind me. As I was carrying shopping I partialy turn around, but didn't see anybody. Carried on walking up, as I did so my ruchsack styled handbag seemed to feel lighter. So I stopped saw that my bag was open and my phone and purse was gone. There was nobody else around.
I ran home and tried to log on to HTC sense but it told me it couldn't locate my phone. I tried later to delete everything remotely but by then I couldn't even log on to my phone.
I had got a passcode on my phone, plus the sim code. But I guess whoever took it knew what he/she was doing?
I am not very technical and maybe somebody more capable would have been able to do more. Plus I was so furious that my hands were shaking so badly it took 4 attempts to write the web address.

But I really appreciate the advice that is given on this forum.
I have now been and brought another Desire HD because I really like what I can do with it. There are only 2 negative point to hte phone. 1. the battery, but it does charge up fairly quickly. 2. the volume of the notifiers.

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Old 13.03.2011, 00:14
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. 2. the volume of the notifiers.
The volume in general (including music through headphones) has been a massive problem for me as well as many others such that I'm going to buy an ipod nano to listen to music.
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Old 13.03.2011, 00:34
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The volume in general (including music through headphones) has been a massive problem for me as well as many others such that I'm going to buy an ipod nano to listen to music.

A slippery uphill slope. That's how I got hooked on Apple gear. Your HTC love affair has to come to an end soon. Get the iPhone. You know you want to.
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Old 13.03.2011, 00:57
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Re: HTC Desire HD

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The volume in general (including music through headphones) has been a massive problem for me as well as many others such that I'm going to buy an ipod nano to listen to music.
are you using the supplied earphones?
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Old 13.03.2011, 12:32
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are you using the supplied earphones?
yeah, they're rubbish. On the Desire everything was cushty, the HD has low and poor sound.
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Re: HTC Desire HD

Strange, on my Desire (no HD) I have no problems with music volume....
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Old 09.12.2011, 10:58
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Re: HTC Desire HD

For anyone using a non-branded HTC Desire HD (e.g. bought at digitec rather than via an Orange or Swisscom store), the over-the-air firmware update appears to be available in Switzerland. Mine arrived last night, though I had to check manually for it.

This takes the phone to Android 2.3.5 and upgrades the HTC Sense to Sense 3.0. A few little changes here and there.
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Old 09.12.2011, 12:34
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Re: HTC Desire HD

I was first enamored, then completely frustrated with my DHD. Battery life was killing me. I did prime the battery, took it to full capacity (you know, the exercise with discharging and charging, to reach full 4204mAh)... still, with my usage pattern I could not make it through a full day, often filling-up after lunch break.

Queue in root+plain vanilla Android, courtesy of CyanogenMod7.1. This is a whole different league, my fellow members! Not only is everything fast, but battery is now easy to supply juice between charges. I take it off the charger at 07:30 and by 19:30 I still have between 20-30% remaining (depending on my day, location, travel, etc)

I will likely be selling my DHD as soon as I get a new phone from my carrier (coming soon). Lesson learned on my side - all the overlays and glitz in the world cannot justify poor battery, and in my case, rooting was the way. The pure Google experience seems to be up to a level now (2.3.7 and beyond) where it makes no sense to allow SenseUI to drain your battery

Personal views, non-binding and highly subjective. Just my 2c.
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