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Old November 2nd, 2010, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default News from HTC on launch date

The news from HTC is that there isn't any news. I e-mailed the company to try and clarify the delivery situation. Reply was that they regretfully couldn't give me a date. I wonder if the Milestone 2 will appear first? I think I'll cancel my Amazon order, anyway.

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Old November 2nd, 2010, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, my mommy always told me that patience was a virtue. Two bits of news on the HTC Desire Z:
a) I held one at a Bell Store today while setting up a contract to pick it up tomorrow - it's beautiful
b)I got this email from Bell over lunch

Français | Trouble viewing this email? View in browser Available only from Bell, the HTC Desire Z™ might just be the fastest smartphone ever. Get it on Canada’s best network.1

Features include:
• Download speeds up to 14.4 Mbps2 • Lightning-fast Android™ 2.2 operating system • Full Flash support • HTC Sense™ for seamless social networking
Starting November 3rd, you can purchase the HTC Desire Z at bell.ca, by calling
1 888 4-MOBILE (662453) or by visiting a Bell store or authorized dealer.


Legal | Privacy | Visit bell.ca | Find a store

1-3Some conditions apply. See full offers for details.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

This email was sent to........ Unsubscribe.

Corporate Secretary's Office of Bell Canada and BCE Inc.
1 carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell, Building A-7, Verdun, Québec, H3E 3B3
Copyright © 2010. Bell Canada. All Rights Reserved.



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Old November 2nd, 2010, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hopefully getting mine tommorow!
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Then that explains it. Canada took all European Desire Z's .
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Who or what is Bell, exactly?
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 05:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Was just about to call the Bell store about the release date when i saw the email, made me so happy
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Who or what is Bell, exactly?
Bell is one of the "big 3" telecoms in Canada. There's 'Bell Mobility', 'Telus Mobility' and 'Rogers Wireless' that make up about 90% of the cell phone market in Canada.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 06:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just called 2 seperate malls in Vancouver, both confirmed stock on hand for Desire Z launch tommorow!!!
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So much for HTC support - the Z is now slated for shipping November 5! I have reordered from Amazon so it's touch wood and cross fingers.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Got mine today! Watch out for slippery hinges. I tested 3 in store before settling on one with a slightly stiffer hinge. Can't get the sim activated just yet, hopefully in the next few hours, if not tommorow.
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Mine is good to go! just sorting out my network right now! it's a nice nice device - love the keyboard!
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The "fast boot" makes me smile.
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Another message from Amazon UK: the 5th delivery date has slipped to the 6th. I'm not holding my breath . . . . .
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I went into the Carphone Warehouse today to buy it. They have it on display, and obviously instock, but told me they cannot sell it until HTC officially release it. The release date for the UK has apparently been pushed back to next week at the earliest. I've been waiting ages for this to be released, I am getting tempted just to buy the Desire and scrap the whole idea of having a hardware keyboard!
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Don't do it! It's well worth the wait!!!! Trust me!!! The keyboard is the best qwerty keyboard I've ever used!!!!
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I got mine yesterday. Awesome keyboard.

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I got mine yesterday. Awesome keyboard.
Hey - could you just answer a couple of questions? Firstly, in HTCs mapping app (not Google's), I understand you buy turn by turn guidance - is there an option to buy it outright, as opposed to per week or month?
How is the 720p recording? Any idea about framerates? I found my original Desire's HD vid to be practically unusable - jerky and laggy.
And PLEASE confirm that the Z has 1.5GB of storage - still think it's not enough, but still better than what I have now...
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Hey - could you just answer a couple of questions? Firstly, in HTCs mapping app (not Google's), I understand you buy turn by turn guidance - is there an option to buy it outright, as opposed to per week or month?
How is the 720p recording? Any idea about framerates? I found my original Desire's HD vid to be practically unusable - jerky and laggy.
And PLEASE confirm that the Z has 1.5GB of storage - still think it's not enough, but still better than what I have now...
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The g2 and Desire z both have 4gb built in. But it seems htc has locked up alot of it for reasons unknown. My best guess is for gingerbread
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Hey - could you just answer a couple of questions? Firstly, in HTCs mapping app (not Google's), I understand you buy turn by turn guidance - is there an option to buy it outright, as opposed to per week or month?
How is the 720p recording? Any idea about framerates? I found my original Desire's HD vid to be practically unusable - jerky and laggy.
And PLEASE confirm that the Z has 1.5GB of storage - still think it's not enough, but still better than what I have now...
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1) No. Month-to-month.

2) It seems fine, no idea on the framerate though. No noticeable lag, even in the random "holy shit!" moment where you just pull it out and the camera usually (on most phones) lags.

3) it has 1,078mb for apps. That's more than enough if you're coming from anything except a Galaxy S. If you really use 500 apps on a regular basis (that's a low end estimate as far as space, since I have 92 apps loaded right now, some of which are 10mb+, and I'm using just shy of 200mb) then you need to seek professional help.
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I got a question about the fast bootup. Is it always fast to bootup or does it slow down a bit when you install all your apps?
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It's always fast.
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Bought a Desire Z from the Carphone Warehouse (UK) today, the staff didn't even know whether it had gone on sale yet. Just incase anyone is waiting on a release date in the UK!
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