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General Desire HD from Orange

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by amg_1969, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. amg_1969

    amg_1969 Well-Known Member
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    Been into the two Orange shops in Colchester today, both confirm that they will NOT be stocking nor selling the Desire HD, they said that Orange direct may, but they think it will not be available via them either.

    On a positive note CPW in Colchester have said they will have it in the warehouse from Monday next week (04/10/10) and it will be in the shops from Wednesday although no prices have been set yet.

    Andrew
     

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  2. SpencerUk

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    Please see http://androidforums.com/htc-desire-hd/185306-desire-hd-orange-uk.html ..has been discussed :)
     
  3. AstralZero

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    So thats 02 and Orange who are supposedly only selling the DHD through CPW now.

    I've only heard bad things about CPW. Does anyone know; if I get a contract through CPW can I deal with the carrier directly? Or am I forced to use CPW support and billing?

    Don't really want to go with Vodafone either since they seem to make up their bills with a random number generator. They have also started branding their Android phones with their own non-removable advertising software. It was very frustrating having demos on a previous Vodafone handset that couldn't be removed.
     
  4. SpencerUk

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    I've never dealt with CPW personally. If your buying a phone through them, support for the phone if its not offered officially by the network would be through CPW, but billing would be through your network operator.

    I believe Vodafone listened to consumer feedback on this one and they have now made it optional.

    I've gone for the T-Mobile option as I know what my coverage is like and I tend not to have mass brawls with them.
     
  5. amg_1969

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    You could always just buy the phone from them, if you can stump up the cash up front, or buy it from one of the other online retailers Handtec, Amazon Play etc, and then connect yourself via Orange direct, can then get a cracking deal on a 1 month sim only contract

    Andrew
     
  6. gabbyevs

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    i dont think anyone has the phone this week

    mobilephonesdirect have said they will but i dont think they even know what theyre talking about

    other online places have now said the end of the month
     
  7. SpencerUk

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    Case of wait and see
     
  8. amg_1969

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    Copied off Handtec website:

    STOCK DUE: UK WIDE DELAYS ARE EXPECTED FOR SIM FREE STOCK. THIS WILL EFFECT ALL UK RETAILERS. STOCK DELAYED UNTIL LATE OCTOBER

    EDIT: play.com are now showing 19/10/10

    Further Edit: Expansys have put theres back as well to 19/10/10
     
  9. SpencerUk

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  10. redshark313

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    I get my phone through work and we are just about to rollover into a new contract, orange consumer informed us late this afternoon that the desire hd is coming to them in about 2 weeks, no news of if/when coming to orange business yet, but you'd like to think so...

    I am having big trouble deciding between the SGS and Desire HD... I'm tilting towards the HD but it is a good bit heavier, thinking cap on again...
     
  11. gabbyevs

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    cant see it red why would orange have it when its not even on their website as coming soon and people have been told by orange theyre not getting it?

    then again some staff dont really know wot theyre getting
     
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  12. SpencerUk

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    Desire has more RAM so lean on that :)

    Agreed..Nothing in press room link either.
     
  13. ArthurIhde

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  14. redshark313

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    I've decided to order the SGS (bit of bummer, since Orange have just said it's gone out of stock, but are expecting a new delivery tomorrow) and then once it arrives within the 7 days deciding period I will return it and request a DHD.

    Surely, I can't lose :)


    IMO...

    SGS pros:
    nice display, size, weight, battery life
    SGS cons:
    build quality, no camera flash, touch wiz (although, I would probably throw on another ROM), (maybe lag?, GPS?)

    DHD pros:
    camera flash, RAM, 3G speed, new sense
    DHD cons:
    weight, little big?, battery life?
     
  15. SpencerUk

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    Made it abit easier for you

    HTC Desire HD vs. Samsung I9000 Galaxy S - GSMArena.com

    EDIT: Engadget report GPS problems with Galaxy S but its easily on par with the current desire :)
     
  16. Vasilltino

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    Operating system - Android
    Anticipated launch - week 43
    Launch price - free from £40 on PAYM, great with Dolphin

    taken from a friend that works for orange ;)
     
  17. alameals

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    What do you get with that deal,minutes,texts,data allowance?
     
  18. Vasilltino

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    will be the normal standard deals just starts free from
     
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    Already done it, it's only changed over to t-mobile on the odd occasion, my signal is normally one bar so won't change over to t-mobile till it completely loses my signal, can I go into my network settings and just change over completely and not use Orange at all?
     
  22. Vasilltino

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    yeah you can do it manually
     
  23. alameals

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    Well I'll wait to see what data usage orange will offer and go from there.see if I can get my hands on the HD soon as possible
     
  24. karnka

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    You only get '2g' roaming. So you won't get 3G/HSPA data if you switch over permanently.

    Apparently proper integration is coming next year some time.
     
  25. SpencerUk

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    Will add this to the Official Release thread as rumour until confirmed.

    That sounds like something from the Internal Matrix system..and I bet that is a 2 year contract too!.

    Lets put it this way..Orange scrapped the "unlimited data" thing and put a FUP of 750mb on the iphone deals and all data offers i've seen with Orange is 500mb.

     

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