Just Received my HTC Desire HD - a little disappointed no video calls?General


Last Updated:

  1. vickylou

    vickylou New Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Was hoping I would be able to use skype on it just as my Hubby does on his Galaxy S as we have family abroad - oh well too late now! and standing infront of a mirror is not really an option!
     

    Advertisement
  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    30,774
    Likes Received:
    23,419
    If a front facing camera was a requirement for you, did you not check the spec's before you bought one without?
     
  3. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,132
    Likes Received:
    369
    LOL. No offense, but I totally agree with this...
     
  4. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    175
    Researching a product before you buy it is, like, neurosurgery, didn't you know?
     
  5. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,867
    Likes Received:
    633
    I once bought a Ford Focus, and when I got home, I was disappointed it wasn't a Mustang.
     
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    30,774
    Likes Received:
    23,419
    Ahhh, that explains the discount I got on my home neurosurgery kit ... and my limp.
     
  7. PinkMirrorKirby

    PinkMirrorKirby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    9
    If you buy Android phones from shops, you have to check the specs carefully, for possibilities that it may be missing something you wanted. (That's what every consumer should do.)

    If you buy iPhones from Apple Preschool, then you don't have to check the specs as Mr. Steve Jobs commands that you buy high-end stuff without reasonable prices, no changing service providers policy too (Only in US). :)
     
  8. sonesh

    sonesh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    31
    I fell for the same mistake myself, as I'm a Skype user, and also am part of the rare breed of person that actually uses Video Calling. I just assumed its one of those things that all modern phones would have (like Wireless, GPS, Memory Card slot, etc...).

    Most manufacturers are removing the Front Camera now as it seems Video Calling is one of those features that never picked up, but I'm sure they will reappear soon to copy Apple's Facetime thing, and maybe to account for Skype
     
  9. HTCWozz

    HTCWozz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    23
    Lol, I gotta agree with the other guys.

    If a front facing camera and video calling was a requirement to you, surely checking this out is something that MUST be done?

    You can't really be disappointed in all fairness.

    Hope you enjoy the phone for what it is.
     
  10. SpencerUk

    SpencerUk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    77
    I have to agree with just about every comment here.

    Besides..Video calls = overrated!
     
  11. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    91
    Can I suggest making a voice call hands free, and sticking a picture on the screen of who you are calling, this has the same value as a videocall unless your getting ..cough.. Dirty!
     
    Btrivedi likes this.
  12. AstralZero

    AstralZero Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    11
    This.
     
  13. littlebluedot

    littlebluedot New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have to back up vickylou, I also didn't realise that the DHD didn't have a front camera until I got it. No big deal, but I kind of assumed that it must have one! and yes I did read the specs sheet.
     
  14. RED_

    RED_ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    8
    What's wrong with the mirror idea now that there is no turning back? Face the camera towards you and look into the mirror to see the screen of the phone and make sure you are in the shot. That way all they see is you and not you holding a camera pointed at a mirror.
     
  15. Mojo Fones

    Mojo Fones Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    What?! Haven't you seen the ad for Apple's face time? It's just like Star Trek!!!111

    ;):D
     
  16. aseilafdo@gmai

    aseilafdo@gmai New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
  17. Remordere

    Remordere Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    72
    The standard in buying a phone is to check it first before buying. Even looking at the spec sheet is good enough -.-

    Assuming isn't a good idea especially when buying an expensive item.
     
  18. Elthorne

    Elthorne Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    2
    Totally agree with the comments-I spent a month on and off researching the phone before I purchased it-and I thought I hadn't read up enough!
    Great phone btw
     
  19. saj_2001ind

    saj_2001ind Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    67
    mr vickylou is not responding to his our thread now, so you realised you should have made a proper check of specs before buying anything so expensive
     
  20. Remordere

    Remordere Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    72
    Maybe it's better to close this thread since there is no reason to keep it open anymore.
     

Share This Page

Loading...