Why no love for HTC Inspire??

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  1. Honestly the HTC Desire HD is one of the most lauded after phone in Europe and Asia and here it comes as the Inspire in America and there is no love for it? So what if the Atrix does what it does this phone is sick as well in it's own right

  2. 1Zach1

    1Zach1 Member

    I am definitely excited, hope it comes out pretty soon.
  3. Yea I'm sitting here with a nexus s on att edge with wifi most of the time but I'm thinking I might want this device or the atrix.
  4. 1Zach1

    1Zach1 Member

    My biggest worry is, what will HTC be dropping at Mobile World Conference and CTIA? I know it's useless to worry about future technology, because something better is always around the corner but with both of those coming up in a relatively short period and an unknown release date for the Inspire, is it already dead in the water?
  5. well the inspire will be out by march the latest so whatever is announced at the next shows all depends on what quarter they will be released so you will get at least 6 good months and besides if this phone does what you need it too who cares
  6. capitanbuzo

    capitanbuzo Well-Known Member

    They don't have the Atrix ;)
  7. Faramir82

    Faramir82 Active Member

    I'm excited to be getting this phone.
  8. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    It's basically a year old EVO with a faster GPU. No front facing camera, a very small amount of onboard storage and a low resolution (relative to the Atrix and iPhone 4) screen.

    Nothing very exciting except that it has a huge screen.

    If it's camera is like other HTC Cameras, then it's nothing to write home about.
  9. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member

    The Inspire will be my 2nd option if the Atrix doesn't come to fruition. I was actually waiting for a Desire HD model phone to come to the states. HTC has always been my first choice and l love the form factor and 4.3" screen. With that said, even if the Atrix's tegra 2 chip is a bust, the 1Gb or RAM is just too tempting to pass on.
  10. I guess we will see lol
  11. skinien

    skinien Well-Known Member

    I also have a feeling that the Atrix will be up at the $299 subsidized price-point while the Inspire will be down at the "normal" $199.

    The Atrix has top-of-the-line hardware but I feel that current applications (including the OS) still haven't fully utilized the current hardware norm (1 Ghz CPU with 512 MB of RAM). I still think buying a phone with the Inspire's specs is still a safe bet. Because of this, to me it's really coming down to the fact that HTC seems to have nailed a polished UI with Sense. Motoblur looks like a real heavy skin. Of course, all of that applies if you don't really want to root your phone. I'm sure there will be ROMs closer to AOSP than what Motorola is going to offer.
  12. rubiconjp

    rubiconjp Well-Known Member

    For me the Inspire inspires too little with smallish battery (1230mAH) and no front camera.

    Otherwise, very decent phone.
  13. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    Yeah, HTC has no clue when it comes to battery life.
  14. skinien

    skinien Well-Known Member

    Too little? Are you talking about the actual phone size?
  15. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    'inspires too little' as in 'not impressive'
  16. I disagree maybe in the specs department but in total package im gonna tell you that the everyday use you will barely see a difference for the average user.
  17. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    The lack of front facing camera (especially when the other two and the iPhone have it) will be a major disadvantage.
  18. I dont know if thats gonna matter everyone i know that has or had a front facing camera never uses the QIK of Facetime and I have had both. Thats very low on peoples list of usability
  19. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    Skype is going to be a major player in 2011 and video chatting is going to be pushed further to the forefront this year. I think it's gonna be a bigger deal that it was last year. Could be wrong, but now that you can face chat with people on other carriers (thru Skype), I believe it will be a hit.
  20. we will see but my cousins in Italy who have had these feature for many years almost never use it so if I take them as evidence I'm leaning to no
  21. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    I guess I am one of the oddballs then. :) I use Facetime just about every day...
  22. WOW thats alot
  23. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Well-Known Member

    Skype has been listed as the next big thing since it's inception. I remember using it as a simple p2p voice service in 03.

    I have no need for video calling, its another (battery wasting) gimmick.
  24. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    No more of a gimmick than webcams on computers really.

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