Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,073
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,001 times in 707 posts

    Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    HEXUS gets its hands on the new WP7 handsets.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,560
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    333 times in 289 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    great, so far so good for Microsoft then! Although im not liking this network special products nonsense! I want the HD7 or what ever else is similar but out july next year, left vodafone cause they were overpriced and ended up with a HD2 at virgin mobile as it was much cheaper than competition (about £10+ less p/m) so if this stays it means I will end up paying a huge amount more for the HD7 .

    I have to admit though, the specs on that HD7 albeit not a big jump is many areas the screen is amongs the most important. IIRC the HD2 only has a TFT/LCD screen, this is AMOLED which is lovely and I cant wait to try!.

    Now to pray WP7 isnt to cripled like the iphone....
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  3. #3
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,164
    Thanks
    803
    Thanked
    2,152 times in 1,408 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    You sure the HD7 is AMOLED? I've heard its just a TFT?
    (This is important as I'm due a new phone and quite torn between the sammy and the hd7)
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  4. #4
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,560
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    333 times in 289 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    I hope hexus is correct because thats all it really offers over the HD2... bar the kickstand which you can get if you purchase the extended battery haha.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  5. #5
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Has anyone else noticed the recent trend towards silly names for phones, it's like they just opened the "Dictionary of Stupid Motivational Bollocks" and stabbed it with a pencil to pick the name...

  6. Received thanks from:

    Platinum (13-10-2010)

  7. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Sorry for the confusion - I had AMOLED in my notes but I've double-checked and the HTC HD7 does infact have an LCD screen with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

    For comparison purposes, the Samsung Omnia sports a super AMOLED screen of the same resolution as the HD7 but it's slightly smaller- it's 4 inches instead of the HD7's 4.3 inch screen.

    Thanks for pointing it out, Sarah

  8. #7
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,560
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    333 times in 289 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Well then i guess the HD7 is a pretty poor upgrade from HD2, new OS that will no doubt appear on XDA forums hacked for HD2 (as shown last week already!) shortly and the kick stand which adds very little .

    Maybe the Omnia might be a good contender or i will end up on sim only with this HD2 for ever haha.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  9. #8
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,164
    Thanks
    803
    Thanked
    2,152 times in 1,408 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Griffiths View Post
    Sorry for the confusion - I had AMOLED in my notes but I've double-checked and the HTC HD7 does infact have an LCD screen with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

    For comparison purposes, the Samsung Omnia sports a super AMOLED screen of the same resolution as the HD7 but it's slightly smaller- it's 4 inches instead of the HD7's 4.3 inch screen.

    Thanks for pointing it out, Sarah
    Cheers for clearing that up (not been lucky enough to look at anything but a acer prototype a while back!)

    I'm edging towards the Omnia, but for extra merrit marks, don't suppose you know if its a pentile layout? And as such what the actual 'true' resolution is (not that anything is technically true in this context!)

    If anyone doesn't know WTF I'm on about, see this great detailed article from ars:
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...and-hacks.ars/
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  10. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Think I'll have to fail the extra assignment for now as there doesn't seem to be any extra news on it as yet- but if I find out I'll let you know! .

  11. #10
    Senior Member Scott B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    643
    Thanks
    151
    Thanked
    33 times in 33 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    I've published a handy summary table of all the different phones and tariffs here: http://channel.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=26896

  12. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    11,330
    Thanks
    724
    Thanked
    436 times in 304 posts

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    As far as I can see the HD7 is an HD2 with less buttons, a kick stand and WinMo7.
    The CPU and all the bits that matter are the same as the HD2, now maybe WinMo7 is tweaked more than WinMo6.5.5 and they have gotten more out of the hardware so that the HD7 is a faster smoother beast but I went from the Touch HD in September last year to the HD2 in December last year and was expecting the same sort of spec jump between the HD2 and the HD7 but its not, it is litterally a recycled HD2. It would of been nicer if they would of at least given us the 8mp camera that the Desire HD and the Mozart have but they havent even done that. I feel cheated

    As it stands at the minute I wont be getting a new phone this year and will be sticking with the HD2 I have, no doubt in a few months someone will release WinMo7 for the HD2 and that'll do what I want.
    I dont fancy the Desire HD as I've used Android on the HD2 and while its good and better in places than WinMo6.5.5 that I use daily it doesnt feel right to me.

    Out of the new HTC units I'd go for the Mozart, same spec as the HD2 more or less but a slightly smaller screen and an 8mp camera, Orange exclusive though so I wont be able to get one

  13. #12
    Now 100% Apple free cheesemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Near the New forest
    Posts
    2,687
    Thanks
    279
    Thanked
    192 times in 133 posts
    • cheesemp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS TUF x570-plus
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 3600
      • Memory:
      • 16gb Corsair RGB ram
      • Storage:
      • 256Gb NVMe + 500Gb TcSunbow SDD (cheap for games only)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 480 8Gb Nitro+ OC (with auto OC to above 580 speeds!)
      • PSU:
      • Cooler Master MWE 750 bronze
      • Case:
      • Gamemax f15m
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" QHD AOC Q3279VWF
      • Internet:
      • FTTC ~35Mb

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Personally I don't feel any real reason to move from the android platform but its good to see competition as it forces inovation from both handset manifactures and OS developers. Be interesting to see if MS can get market share turnaround using a big budget advertisting campain or whether people will be put off by the 'Windows' effect.
    Trust

    Laptop : Lenovo G505s A8-5550m 8Gb 240Gb SSD Radeon HD 8550G + Radeon HD 8570M dual graphics

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    285
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    27 times in 20 posts
    • TaintedShirt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68 Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 2500k
      • Memory:
      • 4*4 gig Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • OCZ Vertex 240GB and 3.5TB Samsung Drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX1000
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ07B
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 accessed using my lovely Filco brown key
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ FP241WZ
      • Internet:
      • 4meg of slowness increased to 5meg nice Billion 7800N

    Re: Analysis - Hands on with Windows Phone 7

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I'm edging towards the Omnia, but for extra merrit marks, don't suppose you know if its a pentile layout?
    That caused me to take a double take, so glad you included the T.

    Speaking about the omnia, lovely phone but no usable sd card that and the micro usb is on the top. Wonder what a stand will look like.

    I am looking at getting a smart phone early next year, maybe sooner. There is now such a range, it's getting so difficult to choose between them. For me, synchronisation between pc and phone for calendar, contacts and notes is the most important thing. I currently use thunderbird across my vista, win7 and ubuntu OS's. Anyone got any suggestions about which OS phone I should try?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 123
    Last Post: 19-11-2015, 10:22 PM
  2. Windows - boot process & simple troubleshooting
    By Paul Adams in forum Software
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 17-11-2010, 04:38 AM
  3. The Windows TV and/or Remote Control my PC thread
    By badass in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 20-10-2009, 01:14 PM
  4. The future of OS/2 - Open source or not?
    By Steve in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18-07-2009, 08:06 PM
  5. How do I restore "Show Desktop" icon in the Quick Launch bar of Windows?
    By davidstone28 in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-01-2006, 01:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •