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HTC Desire upgrade March 2012.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sudored, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. sudored

    sudored Well-Known Member
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    Most of us will be upgrading on or around this date, What spec phone do you think we will be looking at by then?
     

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  2. DMXXX

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    Who cares as the world has surely ended by then...;)

    On the real though I think that high end smartphones will all have at least a 2 GHz/dual-core processor and a nice 10+ MP Camera and other expected upgrades. Of course I expect them to have improved the battery but I supppose that people were expecting that 18 months ago as well. I doubt that something big and revolutionary will happen in the mobile phone industry by 2012.
     
  3. Vertigo1

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    Firstly there's no way of predicting anything that far out, such is the pace of mobile development.

    Secondly - March 2012!? I'll be upgrading in July next year!
     
  4. spenspuma

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    Nope....ill be upgrading when the next best version comes out....could be this Xmas..who knows.

    I certainly wouldnt take a contract out for any more than 1 year anyway....

    I buy sim free always and when a new version comes out, buy the new one and sell the old one....i normally only have to fork out
     
  5. anoniemouse

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  6. Phenomenological

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    If they start putting 10 megapixel sensors into cameras I'm going to find out where the designers live and throw sticks at them till they come to their senses. :rolleyes:

    How many people make large prints out of images from their phone cameras? Next to none. I have a DSLR with 10 megapixels, and I can make a beautiful looking three foot long canvas/poster print out of the images. Most phone camera photos don't get beyond places like facebook, where a good quality two megapixel camera will look better than a crappy quality 10 megapixel one. High definition TV is only about 2 megapixels, and you don't need much more than that for a nice 4x6 inch photo print. Hell 2 megapixels looks fine printed on a sheet of A4.

    Megapixels are irrelevant for most uses of phone cameras. It's the QUALITY of the sensor they need to improve, not the amount of pixels.
     
  7. Jammy

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    I want a 4.3" device with 720p resolution.

    That is pretty much all I can say, who knows what kind of crazy processors we'll have then!
     
  8. matttye

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    - Dual core processor
    - 4.3" Super AMOLED with 1280x720 screen resolution
    - 4G (possibly but probably not)
    - MicroSDXC support (up to 2TB memory cards)
    - Android 4.0 or even 5.0 or 6.0

    One thing I would really like to see is a revolutionary new battery technology.. seems like one of the few things that hasn't been vastly improved over the past few years in this fast paced world of technology.
     
  9. Arctic-Winds

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    A full on multitasking, mini tablet, gaming powerhouse of a phone with amazing photo and video capabilities. Or in other words a cross between an iPhone, Desire, N900 and a PS2. All hail THE GOD PHONE!!
     
  10. Eris Ed

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    ....a 4.5 inch screen that is also a solar panel, so I can charge the battery while I can't see the screen in sunlight ;)
     
  11. no fit state

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    Knowing how fast technology moves these days, means I'll only ever tie myself into a 12 month contract.

    So come next April, I guess I'll be looking at more 4.3" screens with 1.5ghz processors....being able to make me a nice cup of tea is probably still a few years off sadly :(
     
  12. Nodders

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    Probably a 4Ghz quad core phone with a DX11 GPU and 12GB RAM
     
  13. JsT

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    Well my upgrade is next in April 2011! I have no idea what to get then!
     
  14. jim_h

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    I've got the Desire until sometime in 2012, but I'm not an early adopter anyway. For a wish list though..

    * Camera with any number of pixels, but a larger, good quality CCD please!
    * Lots more internal memory and/or ALL Android apps supporting SD installs.
    * Faster CPU, half decent GPU, full Flash, OpenGL and DirectX support.
    * 4", high quality capacitive screen. Owt bigger and it'll be a tablet and not pocket sized enough for me.
    * Full voice commands for the major phone features.
    * Better browsers. Dolphin isn't bad, but it's not there yet.
    * Vastly improved battery life!
    * Dual sim card support would be nice. Business and private.
    * SDXC or whatever the latest and greatest is.
    * A more advanced marketplace. Google really need to work on it.

    Not that I'm greedy or anything, but that'll do for now :p
     
  15. DMXXX

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    I agree but we already have 8 MP cameras. Besides they will still add more megapixels if they improve the sensors. Nobody wants to buy a 700 dollar phone with 2 MP, even if it is enough to take a nice photo. People just like bigger numbers.

    EDIT: Oh and one more thing that I want today not in 2012: PAID APPS ENABLED IN MY COUNTRY!!!!!!
     
  16. TonyHTC

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    Regarding better battery life....

    "Nokia has filed a patent for a new battery technology that could lead to the development of self-charging power cells in mobile phones.
    The 'Piezoelectric Kinetic Energy Harvester' combines the principles of piezoelectricity and kinetic energy to create a battery that can be charged simply by moving around."

    At the moment the technology isn't developed enough to fully charge a cell phone battery but give it time and this could be standard.

    Self charging mobile phone = YES PLEASE!!
     
  17. Phenomenological

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    That idea was thought up god knows how many years ago by some student at university if I recall. But even if I don't, Nokia had nothing to do with the initial concept. And incidentally, it's worthless for anyone with a desk job, and worthless when you're at home, because you won't be walking around.

    By far the best solution to the battery problem are the Li-Ion batteries being developed with a specially designed nano-coating on the electrodes to allow the chemical reactions to occur much much faster, which could lead to phone batteries being fully charged in a matter of minutes/seconds. But it may be a while before they're viable.
     
  18. matthew1471

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    Amen to that, sunshine :D . I completely agree.
     
  19. DroidPete

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    - The UK finally having 4G - I actually don't hold much hope - though networks will cap it so much in terms of throttles and FUP that it will be just like 3G.
    - ^At the same time, the rest of the world looking to invest in 5G? :p
    - UK mobile networks will continue to be unaware that customers want good reliable service with fast data speeds. Therefore, same old crappy networks.
    - iPhone owners will have upgraded twice - once from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4G, then as the money-spinners go, it will be from iPhone 4G to iPhone 4GS - gotta <3 the S, right?
    - Phone camera almost at digital camera level - after 12-14MP it becomes a bit irrelevant. Optical zoom perhaps?
    - Android storming ahead in terms of mobile market share.
    - Battery life should has to improve.
    - Obvious increases in Ghz for teh CPU
    - Google will have launched their native music store to take on iTunes - if DRM-free it will be a success imo.
     
  20. SUroot

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