• Windows Phone 7 Thread
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Well Microsoft recently announced their new platform and its looking awesome! Here's a list of my favorite hardware shown at the event. Without further delays lets get started. [u]HTC HD7[/u] [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/10x1011iub234rtwedsdahd7.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rFmoc_YFMA[/media] This is basically the HTC HD2 but with Windows phone 7 on it. Looks kickin rad with it's 4.3 inch 480 x 800 display. Shoots 720p video and takes 5MP photos. Too bad it doesn't have an OLED screen or it would be perfect. [u]HTC 7 PRO[/u] [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/htc7pro1.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMj_sUEgvs[/media] Cool 3.6 inch 480 x 800 phone with a unique slide out keyboard. The upwards tilt looks very useful when typing. People who attended the event are also claiming the keyboard is a joy to type on because of its staggered design. [u]Samsung Omnia 7[/u] [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/10x1011ui34fddmarsamonia7.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ndIPEhtn6U[/media] I really like this one, mainly because of its huge 4 inch OLED display. This phone almost makes up for the HD7 not having one. looks nice and sleek. 720p video and 5MP photos. [u]Samsung Focus[/u] [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/samsungfocuslead1.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Pl40glklY[/media] Also a great one with the same size OLED display as the Omnia. This one is apparently the slimmest Windows Phone announced so far at only 9.9mm think. [u]HTC 7 Surround[/u] [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/htc-surround-h-15-top.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKn0S4RNBmU[/media] This is a very unique one, instead of a slide out keyboard it has a slide out stereo speaker made by Dolby. Also has a kickstand so you can watch movies or listen to music nicely with it standing on its own. 480 x 800 resolution. These phones certainly look very cool. Can't wait to get my hands on one. If you guys have any more info tell me so i can add it in.
holy fuck i don't even like cellphones much but this goddamn
I like the fact that the minimum requirements for Mobile 7 is far higher than the power of an iPhone.
Do want the keyboard one
Holy shit. The HTC Pro 7 definitely looks like it's gonna replace my Touch Pro 2. I never though I would find a replacement.
[img]http://intrepidesign.com/misc/10x1011yamniub4trdfdell.jpg[/img] hnnnngg, [url="http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/dell-venue-pro-gives-wp7-a-4-1-inch-qwerty-slider-with-lightning/"]Dell Venue Pro[/url]. I liked the name Lightning better, but I'm thinking this is going to be my next phone. [url="http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/dell-venue-pro-aka-lightning-first-hands-on/"]Engadget hands-on video here[/url].
Apparently Copy/Paste for WP7 isn't coming until 2011. They really are following in Apple's footsteps.
I'm getting the Samsung Omnia 7 when its released here next week. Apparently the Samsung Focus device comes with a second micro SD slot which you can use to expand the storage up to 40GB, I'm hoping the Samsung Omnia 7 does too then it would be perfect.
hmmm definitely think i just found myself a replacement phone lol like the first one it looks shiny :woop:
The sad part is that the CDMA carriers, that are gonna get these phones, isn"t being released yet, well, at least for the U.S. market. Can't wait to get one :D:
I don't really like the look of it but I think once I've tried it, it will be cool
[QUOTE=jlj1;25422307]I don't really like the look of it but I think once I've tired it, it will be cool[/QUOTE] I've used the emulator, and it's really nice. Everything is just right where you expect it to be, and the animations are smooth as silk. [editline]15th October 2010[/editline] To use an Apple slogan: "You just [I]do[/I]".
Me likey. I'm in the market for a new phone, maybe I might get one of these over an android phone if I like the software and third party applications, and of course if the price is right,
I've been thinking of getting a new phone for a while now. I was thinking of getting a HTC HD7, but I was a bit letdown by it having a larger screen than an iPhone 4, yet a lower resolution. Also wasn't there talk about quad-core mobiles coming in like 2011? If so, duals should be arriving pretty soon.
I really want that HTC HD7, it looks really great.
HTC HD7 looks really nice.
I guess I'll be going with either one of the Samsung phones or the HD7.
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WP7 is...interesting. The UI is much better than androids and comes close to iOS and webOS; but I'm pretty sure they made it different specifically so they were hard to compare. Every app I've seen so far looks EXACTLY THE GODDAMN SAME though. Like, I'm not even exaggerating. Every once and a while an app will have a red background instead of a black (Netflix), but besides that, it's all cut-off white text on black backgrounds and action buttons. It's going to get boring quickly. And what a waste of space on the home screen, that arrow really gets me. [editline]18th October 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=Canary;25351376]I like the fact that the minimum requirements for Mobile 7 is far higher than the power of an iPhone.[/QUOTE] [code]Capacitive, 4-point multitouch screen with WVGA (800x480) resolution 1 GHz ARM v7 "Cortex/Scorpion" or better processor DirectX9 rendering-capable GPU 256MB of RAM with at least 8GB of Flash memory Accelerometer with compass, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and Assisted GPS 5-megapixel camera with flash FM radio tuner 6 dedicated hardware buttons - back, Start, search, camera, power/sleep and Volume Up and Down[/code] No..? The only thing is that WP7 requires more dedicated buttons and a GPU that supports DirectX 9, and the minimum resolution is lower than that of the Retina Display
Here's my stance on Windows Phone 7. I've always been attracted to the platform with most apps, most developers. Apple's iOS is currently that platform, and is pretty much the only viable one at that at this time. Android's mess is due to tremendous fragmentation and thus, something like 80% of the apps suck. This is a pretty big issue that will pretty much never be solved, so Android's out of the question. Then comes in WP7. It takes Android's weaknesses and fixes them. For one, there should be no fragmentation as every phone is pretty much the same specs, running the same software. An application store would have apps that work on all devices within a certain generation at least. It's not as open, sure, but the average customer really doesn't give a shit. So where I am at right now is that I want WP7 to win. I'm fed up with my 3G and I want another platform. WebOS is pretty much dead, as is Symbian and RIM's software in terms of application availability. Android is a fragmented mess that can't guarantee I get my software updates on the same year they come out (my fucking 3G still gets 4.2 the millisecond it comes out,) so that leaves WP7. I want developers to go fucking crazy with WP7. I want it to flourish just like Windows did over other platforms. The day WP7 apps surpass iOS apps is the day I move and never look back. The OS is endlessly impressive, but your OS might as well be the best in the world and it's still going to be shit if there are not that many apps for it.
[QUOTE=SA Spyder;25517573]Here's my stance on Windows Phone 7. I've always been attracted to the platform with most apps, most developers. Apple's iOS is currently that platform, and is pretty much the only viable one at that at this time. Android's mess is due to tremendous fragmentation and thus, something like 80% of the apps suck. This is a pretty big issue that will pretty much never be solved, so Android's out of the question. Then comes in WP7. It takes Android's weaknesses and fixes them. For one, there should be no fragmentation as every phone is pretty much the same specs, running the same software. An application store would have apps that work on all devices within a certain generation at least. It's not as open, sure, but the average customer really doesn't give a shit. So where I am at right now is that I want WP7 to win. I'm fed up with my 3G and I want another platform. WebOS is pretty much dead, as is Symbian and RIM's software in terms of application availability. Android is a fragmented mess that can't guarantee I get my software updates on the same year they come out (my fucking 3G still gets 4.2 the millisecond it comes out,) so that leaves WP7. I want developers to go fucking crazy with WP7. I want it to flourish just like Windows did over other platforms. The day WP7 apps surpass iOS apps is the day I move and never look back. The OS is endlessly impressive, but your OS might as well be the best in the world and it's still going to be shit if there are not that many apps for it.[/QUOTE] I doubt WP7 will ever surpass iOS in apps though.
[QUOTE=Panda X;25518025]I doubt WP7 will ever surpass iOS in apps though.[/QUOTE] Hey, they said the same about Windows and Mac in the 80's, you never know.
The current app count will be 1000 by launch day apparently, that's about 1000 more than the iPhone launched with, so you never know.
[QUOTE=Milky;25525676]The current app count will be 1000 by launch day apparently, that's about 1000 more than the iPhone launched with, so you never know.[/QUOTE] I thought it was 2000.
[QUOTE=Panda X;25529025]I thought it was 2000.[/QUOTE] Yea that's what was initially said, but apparently they have lowered their expectations.
man the ui looks sexy as fuck, glad they're using the zune design. anyone know if these are coming to canada? i'll be pissed if not.
[QUOTE=Prof. Layton;25541861]man the ui looks sexy as fuck, glad they're using the zune design. anyone know if these are coming to canada? i'll be pissed if not.[/QUOTE] Yes. To Telus.
Some engadget reviews on the new phones: HTC HD7: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/20/htc-hd7-review/[/url] HTC Surround: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/20/htc-surround-review/[/url] HTC 7 Mozart: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/21/htc-7-mozart-review/[/url] Samsung Omnia: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/20/samsung-omnia-7-review/[/url] And the OS itself: WP7: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/20/windows-phone-7-review/[/url]
I went into my local town today at lunch to take a look, I went in a 3 store first, they didn't have any Omnia's and no idea when they will get them in. I went to an Orange shop, they don't have any WP7's and no idea when they will be getting them. Then I went to O2 and they had a HD7, they said they had 6 in stock and all have been pre-ordered, I had a play with a demo unit and it turns out the HD7 has 16GB of internal memory even though HTC's own site says 8GB for Europe. Now I'm not sure what to get, the HD7 with more storage and bigger screen and imo better looking handset (although the screen was pretty bad, extremely dull) or the Omnia 7 less storage smaller screen slightly cheaper looking handset but much much better screen.
Get the Omnia, fuck the design, make love to the screen.
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