• Windows Phone 7 Thread
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[QUOTE=Milky;25548729]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.[/QUOTE] Don't you get 25GB in the cloud as well as the internal storage? I heard the screen, while large is low quality. If you've seen it in person you can better judge for yourself. I like my HD2 but the screen could be smaller at times, great seeing so much on screen. If you do heavy browsing and have large hands, the HD7 might be for you. In regards to the phones, they seem to have sold most at bigger stores and the rest online for the meantime.
[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] because when the iPhone launched, having apps at launch wasn't the standard, the app revolution didn't really even start until iPhone OS 2.0. still; looking forward to seeing how successful this is and if it'll be worth Microsoft's money (and mine). I still have how repetitive the UI is, and how every single app for WP7 i've seen looks exactly the same
Well, I'm going to get one today, still not sure whether to go for the HD7 or the Omnia 7, Hopefully one of the many phone shops will have a Omnia 7 as I have yet to see one in the flesh, I think as soon as I see the screen I may get one.
If there is ever an Android, Windows Phone 7 dual boot
Dear god, I hope Opera or Mozilla gets onto making an application that will replace internet explorer.
[QUOTE=ifaux;25578080]because when the iPhone launched, having apps at launch wasn't the standard, the app revolution didn't really even start until iPhone OS 2.0. still; looking forward to seeing how successful this is and if it'll be worth Microsoft's money (and mine). I still have how repetitive the UI is, and how every single app for WP7 i've seen looks exactly the same[/QUOTE] Every single app looks the same? Most of the games on appstore is either a variation of some other game, but now with flying donuts instead of stars, or a fart app.
Jeez I just spent 30 minutes calling 200 different Orange, 3, T mobile and O2 stores within a 20 mile radius, only 2 had WP7's in lol.
[QUOTE=ifaux;25479961]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.[/QUOTE] I think that consistency is a very good thing. Microsoft have developed a design language which they're trying to keep consistent throughout applications. During the recent conference, Steve underscored several times that they're paying very close attention to the user experience of the phone, and I think consistent user interface is important to that.
Got me a HTC HD7, I looked at the Omnia 7 and imo the SuperAMOLED screen wasn't worth the trade off of half the storage and smaller screen and a worse looking handset imo.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;25584454]Every single app looks the same? Most of the games on appstore is either a variation of some other game, but now with flying donuts instead of stars, or a fart app.[/QUOTE] UI wise..as in, every single app has the Metro UI (which is okay, sometimes..) but I haven't seen a single app without it. White text on a black bg (and, surprise! sometimes a red bg!), cutoff text, etc..it's gonna get boring really quickly.
[QUOTE=Milky;25587942]Got me a HTC HD7, I looked at the Omnia 7 and imo the SuperAMOLED screen wasn't worth the trade off of half the storage and smaller screen and a worse looking handset imo.[/QUOTE] How is it?
[QUOTE=breadlord;25415943]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:[/QUOTE] CDMA is for homosexuals. You should feel bad for using CDMA.
[QUOTE=ifaux;25578080]because when the iPhone launched, having apps at launch wasn't the standard, the app revolution didn't really even start until iPhone OS 2.0. still; looking forward to seeing how successful this is and if it'll be worth Microsoft's money (and mine). I still have how repetitive the UI is, and how every single app for WP7 i've seen looks exactly the same[/QUOTE] What's wrong with consistency?
[QUOTE=SA Spyder;25590220]How is it?[/QUOTE] brilliant, I'm posting now using it actually, I can't get used to how snappy it is, its even faster than my Zune HD
[QUOTE=Milky;25592022]brilliant, I'm posting now using it actually, I can't get used to how snappy it is, its even faster than my Zune HD[/QUOTE] Argh. It entirely depends on how much it will pick up in terms of apps. Please, devs, develop!
[QUOTE=ifaux;25589625]UI wise..as in, every single app has the Metro UI (which is okay, sometimes..) but I haven't seen a single app without it. White text on a black bg (and, surprise! sometimes a red bg!), cutoff text, etc..it's gonna get boring really quickly.[/QUOTE] I'm actually sort of surprised you're saying this. Again, consistency in an interface is a good thing. Adhering to good useability principles and not breaking consistency is more important than an interface getting 'boring'. also, [img]http://intrepidesign.com/misc/7newposts.jpg[/img] :tinfoil:
[QUOTE=BrettJay;25606030]I'm actually sort of surprised you're saying this. Again, consistency in an interface is a good thing. Adhering to good useability principles and not breaking consistency is more important than an interface getting 'boring'. also, [img_thumb]http://intrepidesign.com/misc/7newposts.jpg[/img_thumb] :tinfoil:[/QUOTE] I wish the Windows community would make their UIs consistent like the Mac community.
[QUOTE=Panda X;25606204]I wish the Windows community would make their UIs consistent like the Mac community.[/QUOTE] I think it's a good thing to prioritize functionality and originality over tradition.
[img]http://db.tt/Kcp5FD1[/img] <3 Now if I could only use it as a phone, O2 take 2 days to port mobile numbers :frown:
Congrats. Fucking lucky, bro.
[QUOTE=Milky;25612686][img_thumb]http://db.tt/Kcp5FD1[/img_thumb] <3 Now if I could only use it as a phone, O2 take 2 days to port mobile numbers :frown:[/QUOTE] Feels good to own the Windows Phone 7 version of my phone eh? :P I can't wait till someone ports WP7 to the HD2.
Oh hell yes, the HD7 has a SD card slot and you can change the memory, it just requires a couple screws out: [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/10-28-10-htchd7.jpg[/img] [url=http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/29/htc-hd7-has-hidden-microsd-slot-user-replacable-card/]Linky[/url] I'm gonna get a 32GB card and do this to mine.
My contract is up for renewal on Sunday thank god. Getting an Omnia 7, the HD7 is nice but would much rather have the S-AMOLED after temporarily having one then going back to not having one, I miss it too much. Spent the last few hours sorting out my Zune library, neatening it up getting ready to sync it! Been looking through apps, practically everything I use is there so I am very happy.
[QUOTE=Milky;25719717]Oh hell yes, the HD7 has a SD card slot and you can change the memory, it just requires a couple screws out: [img_thumb]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/10/10-28-10-htchd7.jpg[/img_thumb] [url=http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/29/htc-hd7-has-hidden-microsd-slot-user-replacable-card/]Linky[/url] I'm gonna get a 32GB card and do this to mine.[/QUOTE] You should post a video of you using it and perhaps showing off how Facepunch behaves on it. I'd watch. :D
damn the UI does look nice. Shame these are so ungodly expensive to me, I would love to replace my aging, crashing 3g with one of these, the HD7 does look very nice. But I can't afford anything like that. [editline]30th October 2010[/editline] I partially retract that statement. £380 for the HD7 on pay & Go is not bad at all. Still can't afford it mind you :v:
I didn't think the HTC HD7 is available yet
YAY! Placed my upgrade order today. There is practically no stock around for the Omnia 7 at the moment, they all had to be sent back to Samsung as the barcodes on the boxes were incorrect and couldn't be input into the system :\. But there should be new stock arriving this week, and it will get sent out to me! Woo! Would anyone be interested in a mini review?
[QUOTE=Funny;25751991]YAY! Placed my upgrade order today. There is practically no stock around for the Omnia 7 at the moment, they all had to be sent back to Samsung as the barcodes on the boxes were incorrect and couldn't be input into the system :\. But there should be new stock arriving this week, and it will get sent out to me! Woo! Would anyone be interested in a mini review?[/QUOTE] I would! I wish Microsoft would work on a full blown Zune client for Mac, I despise Itunes even if it is- a good bit better than the version I used a few years ago. I really don't want to trade my Zune HD for an Ipod touch, such a downgrade as I love music and don't care much for apps. Spotify app only does 160kbps, terrible in my audiophile opinion. How are you new WP7 owners finding the Zune software? a charm I'm guessing?
The HTC 7 Pro keyboard looks really comfy. Want.
[QUOTE=MisterM;25756108]How are you new WP7 owners finding the Zune software? a charm I'm guessing?[/QUOTE] Yep, although I've been using it for ages, I much prefer it to boring old iTunes.
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