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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Alize, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Alize

    Alize Active Member
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    Does it have a google video chat ?
    Can you use skype ?
    Is there a history file like a computer ?
    Can you watch streaming movies online ?
     

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  2. Yenzehn

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    Video Chat: The Desire has no face-fronting camera...

    Skype: Yes, although your provider may supply a native client(3) or you may have to use an app such as Fring fring - Cyrket or Nimbuzz Nimbuzz IM & Voice - Cyrket

    History file: I am not sure I understand?

    Can you watch streaming movies online?

    Youtube is supported natively, The desire also supports flash so Live feeds based on flash should work.

    If you mean movie rental streaming ala Netflix, I know of no such service other than transferring the videos to your phone from your computer and then playing them.
     
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  3. nekromantik

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    In the US, there is a Blockbuster app for Android so it can be done.
    Doubt it will be released for the UK.
     
  4. DaveDesire

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    You can if the movies on BBC :D
     
  5. Lukehluke

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    I dunno about video chat.

    You can download Skype Lite.

    There should be logs.

    You can stream as they will have / get flash player.
     
  6. lambada

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    Two questions before I place my order...

    1. Does it have SMS delivery reports?
    2. Can it be updated manually over the internet when updates become available?
     
  7. TimMatrix

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    With regards to no.1 above, here's a third question:-
    3. If yes, does it incur a charge for a SMS delivery report or is it free? (Orange charges, 3 doesn't, but T-Mobile??)
     
  8. nekromantik

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    I dont know why this phone wont have sms reports as all phones I have had has them.
    Not sure if t-mobile charge or not.
     
  9. adam.mt

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    1 - not sure what you mean, sure on SMS delivery it moves from the outbox to sent
    2 - HTC supply updated firmware for their phones on their internet site. However, if phone has custom firmware (eg. from phone carrier) then you will need to wait and get specific firmware from them.

    So far looks like the T-mobile (UK) firmware is standard HTC - just a splash screen on boot. But until updates are released can't be 100%.
     
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  10. lambada

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    A delivery report is a type of SMS message which you receive when the recipient receives your SMS. If their phone is off when you send the message you won't receive a delivery report until they turn it on. I find this feature very useful and would hesitate to buy a phone that does not have it.

    Good to know I will be able to download firmware from the HTC site because I shall be getting a SIM-free phone and would of course want to update it when a new version of Android is released.
     
  11. nekromantik

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    he means Txt message delivery reports, like a msg you get sent after you send a txt saying that it has been delivered.
     
  12. bulldog147

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    t-mobile does charge for delivery report! they just told me on the phone
     
  13. lambada

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    bulldog, can you confirm that the Desire supports delivery reports? It's not the charge I'm concerned about.
     
  14. Golgo

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    I would be VERY interested to know what you guys think about the music streaming over Bluetooth on the Desire.

    - Does it stutter, as techradar reported?
    - Does the BT-headset buttons (play/pause, fw etc) only work with the HTC media player as was the case with the Hero?

    Ty!
     
  15. vicedens2002

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    am still wondering about the Dolby mobile enhancement..
    is there any option for this..?:thinking::thinking::thinking:
     
  16. darcy

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    It does yes.
     
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  17. Gash

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    Glad about that, i'd miss it if it didn't aswell.
     
  18. jonokimber

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    Sorry to be a pain as i know it has already been answered but can anyone confirm, by putting another network's sim card in, that the T-Mob desires are currently locked?

    Thanks awfully!

    Jono
     
  19. darcy

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    Someone mentioned it in another thread, they are locked to t-mobile.
     
  20. jonokimber

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    It might have been mentioned but i need an irrefutable post from someone who has tried it as i also heard somewhere else they aren't allowed to be locked.

    So, can anyone try it?!

    Cheers

    Jono
     
  21. tackauk

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    jono dont know if this any help but spoke to t-mobile who confirmed the phone is locked to them but you can get a code from them for
     
  22. Arthur Hucksake

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  23. TimMatrix

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    How do you activate Delivery Reports and are they chargeable from T-Mobile UK?
     
  24. TimMatrix

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    UPDATE:
    I rang T-Mobile and confirmed that Delivery Reports are free (maybe on Contract phones only - check with T-Mobile if you're on PAYG).

    In order to activate the Delivery Reports, you need to contact T-Mobile and they will activate it via SMS Service Message to which you need to SAVE it, shut down and reboot the phone.

    Hope this helps?
     
  25. Alize

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    there ' s no front camera by the way so no video call :/
    it' s not necessary but still cool feature to have
     
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