HD2 stuff fit DHD?Accessories


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  1. Lalaland

    Lalaland Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The HTC HD2 appears very close in size to the HTC Desire HD.

    Anyone think the cases and holders will be compatible?
     

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    Buy one and find out?

    I don't know what type of USB or where its situated on the HD2..sorry
     
  3. Jazz Singh

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    I checked it out and most things are not, just a bit too tight.

    The only interesting one that does fit is the Desire HD CU S400 there is a video on the page showing the fit.
     
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    Lalaland Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've just ordered one of these Odds And Pods-HTC HD2 Premium In Car Holder Windscreen & Car Charger

    but I didn't order it from that site, I got it from eBay.

    I was going to order from that site but it seems from a quick Google search that too many people have had a lot of problems with them not sending orders out and charging their cards.

    Looking at the size of the HD2 and the Desire HD it should hopefully fit. If not it's only
     
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    I've got a green gel case with free screen protector from ebay (
     
  7. Jazz Singh

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    It's official HTC - hence the price. It's the going rate.
     
  8. Lalaland

    Lalaland Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's still very expensive regardless of carrying the HTC brand name.

    What's the difference between a plastic phone holder and charger made under licence for HTC by a factory and another plastic phone holder and charger not made under licence, probably at the same factory?

    One you'll pay
     
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    The big difference between the two, and the thing I am afraid you will soon learn about, is the sucker for the windscreen. The one on the HTC device is the same one TomTom now use. You twist the outer to tighten as much as you need to hold the device and it is a quality sucker. The one on the other item listed here is a cheaper plastic sucker that will harden in a short time when in the sun and because it is a single leaver to tighten it, it fails after about 3-6 months, IME. The HTC one will far outlast it. In addition the stem is shorter on the HTC one so there is less stress on the sucker and the screen.

    Besides. The HTC one has a built in charger not a separate USB lead so there is less fiddling about to do and it isn't go to be pulled out when you knock the lead. That is a big plus over the cheaper ones as I have learn't in the past.

    Also.... quote
    "NaviPane - Attach the HTC HD2 Car Upgrade Kit and your device automatically activates the "NaviPanel" interface that provides quick access to all the essential phone features while driving."

    IMO the HTC holder is worth the extra!

    That's my two bobs worth anyway. I've got one on order, due in a few days so I can give more feedback on the quality then.
     
  10. Lalaland

    Lalaland Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have to admit I like that style of fixing as seen on Tomtom mounts, however I still don't feel it warrants the extra 5 or 6 times the extra cash for it. The sucker that comes on this one is the same that's on my Desire holder and that works fine without any issues.

    Which is fair enough, but I only tend to plug my charger in when I want it or need it in. I don't like charging my handset each and every time it's in a cradle and if I want it in it takes a couple of seconds to plug both ends in. Again, to me, not really worth the extra
     
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    The Navipanel isn't routing software, but a panel that can access your routing software and other functions you may want while driving. It should interface with whatever software you install.

    "Navipanel offers you a convenient, one-touch interface to Footprints, the Phone dialer, and the GPS navigation software when you are using the in-car holder with your phone. When you put your phone in the holder, NaviPanel automatically opens and lets you use these applications."

    Personally I'm looking forward to trying out the new GoogleMaps software on this phone as it is supposed to be the first phone to get the new full functionality in the UK.

    Failing that, TomTom have finally said they are developing for Android. Yippee!
     
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    I was under the impression that the navipanel worked only with the stock navigation software, I wasn't aware you could specify which 3rd party software to load, I'll have to test this.

    Having said that, I tend to load my GPS software before I set off because I refuse to type things in to it while driving. It's not exactly a chore to select it from the menu and put in my destination before I set off, so again the navipanel may not be up to much for my needs.

    See, it may just be the way I'm reading it but that suggests to me that it's the inbuilt GPS software it works with.

    What full functionality? I've tried Googlemaps on both the Desire and on my DHD and they appear to be the same.

    I'll keep my eye on this, but to be honest having used Tomtom on previous handsets and Navigon on this handset they'll have to pull out something pretty special to get me to change my software now.

    I've tested several GPS software apps and rate them in this order of usefulness and how good they are,

    Navigon
    Co-Pilot
    Google Maps
    NDrive

    with the top being the best - just in case anyone's interested :)
     
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    Lalaland Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just tested the carpanel software on my DHD in front of me right now.

    You CAN'T change the navigation software used by it, it has to use the Location software that comes with the DHD. You can't change it to Googlemaps, Navigon or anything else.

    So if you don't use the Location software that comes with the handset and you want to use Googlemaps or a third party GPS software title that you're keen on then the Carpanel is pretty much useless for you.

    This is another reason why spending that large amount of money on that plastic cradle really doesn't seem worth it to me for my own needs as I prefer to use Navigon rather than the stock GPS application, Locations.
     
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