Why can't HTC make an ANDROID phone like this?


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  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    That form factor is literally perfect for me. WHY HTC WHY???

    I'm hoping Android can be ported to this!

    A dual boot would rock!
     

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    i agree.. with 4" screen or bigger.
     
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    Yuck!

    The last time I had something in that form factor it was made by Hewlett Packard and it was in the year 1991.

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    lol but dual boot would be really nice!
     
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    It looks like an N97 mini that is actually good.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Those aren't the same form factors. It's a tilting slider, not a clamshell.
     
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    Intervenient Well-Known Member

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    I'm holding off on WP7 until some better designs come out. I'm really hoping Motorola will decide to commit, because I think they make some of the better looking/feeling handsets. I'd love a Droid 2 design on for a WP7 phone.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    No way HTC has always trumped everyone when it comes to phone designs!
     
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    Eh. I prefer HTC to Samsung designs because they look uninspired and cheap most of the time, especially the Galaxy S phones, sans the Captivate which actually looks very slick. I think HTC suffers from how thick they make their phones.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    IDK I've always loved the way HTC made thier phones, which is why I was really, really disappointed with the EVO and it's seemingly large amount of Quality Control Issues, especially since the HD2 (VERY similar) didn't have ANY of these issues. :mad:

    And it seems HTC's allegiance is truly to Microsoft as thier new lineup of Windows 7 Phones looks badass, and I bet they perform awesome too =/
     
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    Yeah, the EVO debacle wasn't the best of times, but I was never a fan of the design anyways...except for that 4.3 inch screen *drools*

    I always completely forget that HTC makes the G2, which is my absolute favorite design (and looks similar to the HTC 7 Pro) of any phone ever. Just make it a smidgen thinner and I'd be a happy customer.
     
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    I like HTC's look as well. Eris left a bad taste in my mouth though :( I might give them another shot sometime in the future.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah that G2 is a great looking & performing phone, although that nasty Rootkit TMorbid installed will keep me from buying it.
     
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    Yeah. That's definitely a huge drawback, especially since most of the buyers of the G1 were active Android hacker/developers who really laid down the groundwork for ROMs and such. A shame they alienated their biggest fans.
     
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    You can load Android on the HTC Touch Pro2 which looks like that. :)
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    True enough, but the TP2 is dated and I already have one of those =P
     
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    i love my touch pro 2 :( I do like the look of the phone in main post though,
     
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    Not the exact same, but still running Android. :D

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    I Like HTC phone designs, as for the EVO i like it but with the desire HD and the WP7 new design of the 4.3'' that clean sleek look is killing the EVO.
     
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    I don't see the confusion. They ripped off the iPhone 3G design and then thought it'd be best to construct the entire thing out of a light, cheap plastic. If you think that's contrary to what I said then perhaps you'd be willing to let me ship out a dictionary your way.
     
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    No I have one, but you must be using a much more advanced version.

    When you said "they look uninspired and cheap most of the time" I naturally assumed you were referring to physical appearance when you used the word look. As in:

    look
    –verb (used with object)
    to appear to be; look like: He looked a perfect fool, coming to the party a day late.

    or possibly

    –noun
    the way in which a person or thing appears to the eye or to the mind; aspect: He has the look of an honest man. The tablecloth has a cheap look.

    Obviously, using the definitions above, I found it odd that you did not like the looks of a phone that is so close to mimicking the one you have or had.

    Apparently though, I am mistaken and you are using another definition for the word that is not found in my humble dictionary.

    The fact that you aren't too fond of their products, but plan to purchase a Galaxy Tab only compounds my confusion.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Never really been a fan of Motorola but I must admit, I DO like the Droid 2.
     
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    Ok, lets get back on track.
    If there was a Android phone with this form factor, and it was on the market before I got my incredible, I would have gotten it.

    (The former LG EnV2 owner in me is talking here.) With the EnV2, you could just open the phone half way and the screen would be at the angle of the phone in the pic. It made it really easy to just set the phone down and be able to read the large internal screen. Basically what you have there is a phone that is its own kickstand. Instead of having a separate kickstand like the Evo has, the phone is designed to be its own kickstand. That phone is awesome. I hope we get a Android phone with that form factor.
     
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