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  1. SupremeBeaver

    SupremeBeaver Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cool, new section :)

    In this thread just post opinion on the phone, whether you'll get it or not etc.

    Confirmed specs:

    1GHz 8255 Snapdragon
    Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense
    Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB
    RAM: 768 MB
    123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 inches)
    164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery
    4.3-inch SLCD touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
    HSPA/WCDMA: • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz • Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps
    Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    Internal GPS antenna
    G-Sensor
    Digital compass
    Proximity sensor
    Ambient light sensor
    Bluetooth
     

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  2. essentis

    essentis New Member

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    Hi, i'm currently an iphone user, and my 2 yrs contract is finished so it's time to change phone , iPhone 4 is nice but I need a bigger screen as I always read ebooks and surf the net... Not to mention watch anime movies...just saw the desire hd leak report yesterday and this suddenly jumped at the top of my list, over htc desire, galaxy s and iPhone 4...so I'm really looking at the release date on this phone.... if it's around October, i can wait for it...December would be too much though... now, if someone can advice me on a good app that play mkv format in android then this would be perfect!
     
  3. SupremeBeaver

    SupremeBeaver Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    its almost certain to be around october. but as for the mkv app im not too sure. You might want to find a video converter.
     
  4. essentis

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    Hi SupremeBeaver, Actually I have a converter, was just hoping to skip this process and go straight to watching he he he ... anyways, keep the info coming and thanks for this new section!
     
  5. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome :D

    And if it uses the new Snapdragon, the battery should be better too!

    Shame about the resolution though :(
     
  6. mongstradamus

    mongstradamus Well-Known Member

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    Interested to see what carriers this phone is coming to or if its coming out in the United States or not.
     
  7. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the 3G bands it has.

    The current Desire works on 2G on AT&T and T-Mobile in the US< but not 3G. This could well be the same.

    Here in the UK, I expect it to be similar to the Desire and come out on all networks.
     
  8. mongstradamus

    mongstradamus Well-Known Member

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    Would be unfortunate for me :-( edge is quite slow for data. I understand it probably wouldnt coming to united states, since desire hd seems to be quite similar to the htc evo thats out here in the US already
     
  9. TNwainwright

    TNwainwright Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to this phone, been wanting to get my giant hands on a 4.3inch screen since I heard about the EVO. It's between this and the Samsung Galaxy S at the moment. Probably will go for the Galaxy if it turns out not to be a new snapdragon though.

    Incidentally does anyone have any information on how well the 45nm snapdragons hold up against the other 45nm processors? Or does nobody know yet?


    Also leaked specs were released which confirm the 45nm processor.


    The link is below, it's a chinese site but the image is in English.
    HTC Desire HD /ACE/A9191 HW Specification - 911SnIpEr
     
  10. mongstradamus

    mongstradamus Well-Known Member

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    I had a galaxy s phone before i just don't trust samsung to support their handsets so waiting till end of sept to see if they really do release a gps fix if not I need to look a other options. I trust htc a lot more then samsung
     
  11. Mr_N1ce

    Mr_N1ce Well-Known Member

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    about the unibody aluminium body... I ve heard this rumor before as well but the picures and videos so far dont confirm that. Looks like the standard HTC plastic body to me or does anyone know better?
     
  12. SupremeBeaver

    SupremeBeaver Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the greyish bit looks to be aluminium with those black plastic patches are there to allow reception to go through. Pretty much like the Legend. Personally i love the look.
     
  13. spenspuma

    spenspuma Well-Known Member

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    It's getting more iPhoney by the day.

    I'll probably trade my desire in for one though
     
  14. TNwainwright

    TNwainwright Well-Known Member

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    No it isn't. Whatever made you think that?
     
  15. jamadant

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    Hi im new to android but, f it can record in 720p which is hi-def i would imagine that it would play hi-def codecs including .mkv back, just a thought though
     
  16. liquidmonkey

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    looking good but why only 800x480 on such a large screen?
    1280x720 would have been a very nice upgrade, especially with that HUGE SCREEN :)
     
  17. SupremeBeaver

    SupremeBeaver Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i could be wrong, but i think the higher resolutions are supported only in Gingerbread.
     
  18. Silversurfmonkey

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    Doesn't appear to be an optical (or otherwise) cursor/pointer control, or am I missing it? That omission is the main reason I didn't go with a Galaxy S (rooted, of course). Any guesses as to whether there'll be a software method for accurate text editing? Bit of a deal breaker for me otherwise as I send and receive lots of email on my phones.

    PS. While in Carphone Warehouse today (UK), the sales guy spotted a new SKU for the Desire HD. No release date or carrier info etc, but interesting nonetheless.
     
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  20. TNwainwright

    TNwainwright Well-Known Member

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    The Evo had software keys for selecting text I believe. And since this is essentially a Euro Evo I figure it will be the same. They sacrificed the hardware cursor control in order to minimise size with such a big screen.
     
  21. lodestar

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    Cool someone finally started the Desire HD section.

    Anyone know which carrier it will be on? I can only get this if its on VZW.
     
  22. SupremeBeaver

    SupremeBeaver Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is going to be the European Evo, so i doubt it's coming to America. At least for now.
     
  23. 4ndyroid

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    It was up on mobiles.co.uk this morning as coming soon with specs, also showed another new HTC phone, the 'Z' or something to that effect

    http://www.mobiles.co.uk/htc-desire-hd.html

    http://www.mobiles.co.uk/htc-desire-z.html


    Long Description

    HTC Desire HD

    Memory
    4 GB Internal Memory
    microSD (TransFlash)


    At Mobiles.co.uk, the HTC Desire HD we stock is unlocked and completely free from network branding. This means that the phone will have no network logos on the outside and no additional network software on the inside meaning you get the Desire HD exactly as HTC made it.

    Android Operating System
    The HTC Desire HD runs the latest version of the Google Android operating system. Version 2.2 brings exciting new features to Android such as improved menus and navigation plus impressive speed enhancments whilst keeping the core operating system intuitive and user friendly. Download applications from the Android Market app store, customise multiple home screens with shortcuts to your favourite content and access Google services such as Google Maps, G-Mail and Google Search all with the Android powered HTC Desire.

    Free Google Maps Navigation
    Turn your Google Android smartphone into a powerful Sat Nav device with free voice guided navigation. Google Maps Navigation offers turn by turn voice guided navigation, text and voice search with support for keywords to find local services, satellite and street view and the ability to navigate to friends addresses listed in your contacts. Google Maps will even remember recent destinations and features a wide range of points of interest.

    HTC Sense
    The HTC Desire features HTC's intuitive Sense user interface. Make it your own with HTC Sense, letting you personalise and create a phone just right for you. Sense UI lets you add widgets to your homescreen, also letting you customise the size and style, flick through multiple windows so all your favourites are at your fingertips and search for contacts, Twitter Tweets, Emails and much more. HTC Sense also brings all your contacts together in one place. When you view people in your contacts list you see the different ways to get in touch; Email, social networking updates such as Facebook and even what photos your friends have recently uploaded. You can even upload your own photos taken with the Desire HD's 8.0 Megapixel camera!

    Touchscreen
    Previously known as the Ace, the Desire HD features a stunning 4.3 inch touchscreen display. Use your fingers to navigate through menus; the Desire HD uses capacitive technology to respond solely to your fingers for a more responsive experience and even supports multi-touch in the web browser, maps and photos! The phone even has a built in accelerometer which automatically rotates the screen and a proximity sensor which switches the display to standby mode when on a call.

    1GHz Processor
    Thanks to the built in 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the Desire HD truly is a smart smartphone. Run several applications at once with little slow down, launch programs and apps instantly and navigate the phone's many features effortlessly. All this is possible thanks to the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

    3G
    The Ace features 3G which stands for third generation, and the system is the third generation in the evolution of mobile networks, after analogue and GSM. 3G offers high speed data transfers and the ability to make video calls between compatible mobile phones.

    HSDPA
    HSDPA offers a similar benefit to a 3G network that GPRS offered to the GSM networks. It offers a higher speed data transfer with a compatible handset. HSDPA is often referred to as Mobile Broadband.

    Wi-Fi
    With Wi-Fi you can use your Google phone to connect to a local wireless network (W-LAN) to connect to the internet. This offers a cheap (sometimes free) method of connecting to the net to download emails, files, or check on your favourite website.

    GPS
    With built in GPS you can use the Desire HD to locate your position, plan your journey, and as a general SatNav device, when used in conjunction with compatible mapping software. Optimised for use with Google Maps, you'll never get lost with the Desire HD by your side!

    Web Browser
    With a built in Web Browser you can access internet sites directly from your handset. Check the latest scores, look up train times, get a weather report, or find the answer to the question in the pub quiz. With the inbuilt web browser you have the power of the internet with you, wherever you are.

    8.0 Megapixel Camera
    Thanks to the built in 8.0 megapixel camera with auto focus, the Google Android phone takes quality pictures that you will want to share with your friends. Store them in your phone, email them to friends or upload them to your blog or favourite photo sharing site such as Flickr. The Desire HD also captures 720p HD video making it the ultimate Android camera phone.

    Bluetooth v2.1
    Thanks to Bluetooth wireless technology, data transmission is quick and easy. And what's more, with Bluetooth wireless printing, sending images or documents to a compatible printer is child's play wherever you are, allowing you to produce quality printouts effortlessly.

    Music Player
    With a built in music player, you can carry your tunes with you, in your pocket, and listen to them when you want. Most digital formats are recognised on the phone, including MP3 and AAC. The HTC Desire HD boasts a memory card slot and will support up to 32GB MicroSD cards letting you store thousands of tracks on the phone.

    Email Client
    The HTC Ace has an email client, which will allow you to receive email from your own personal email account, and send pictures, videos or text emails to any email account anywhere in the world. Email access on the phone is simple to set up and a cost effective way of keeping in touch.
     
  24. QuietStorm

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    Come October I WILL be selling my current Desire for the HD! :)
     
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