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    Re: Opinions - HTC Desire HD review

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Is it? As I already pointed out, a physical button requires force, a force which regularly moves the camera from the intended shot. And then when you have the phone portrait oriented (a very common shot model for phones), getting at that same button is very awkward. All that sounds very much the antithesis of usable to me.


    Why would it? Just have it in the top right corner, difficult to miss it then, or slip on other onscreen controls, unless you're blind, but then that'd raise other problems, like not being able to see the thing you're taking the picture of. Oh, and a physical button is also easy to miss, you could be groping and looking around for a button and miss what you were hoping to take. You see it happening all the time. I want tactile feedback in my keyboard, not in my pictures. I can see if my phone or camera acknowledges the input when it freezes the on screen image while it stores it to flash.


    I'm afraid you're confusing ergonomics with nostalgic ideas of what constitutes a camera.


    Not wildly, but it still moves. Even a fraction of a degree is enough to introduce blur and other difficult/impossible to compensate artefacts, and otherwise mess with your intended shot. That's quite a cost just to have fuzzy-feel-good interaction.

    And ultimately, it's a phone, not a camera. The camera is a handy added extra, not the point of the device in and of itself. Cluttering the phone up with dedicated buttons for applications is stupid, a bit like that 'facebook' phone with the facebook button. *sigh*
    There are many times when I want a dedicated camera button. For example, vanity aside, taking a photo of my face for some reason or something else I can't see. It's really difficult to do that when the small on-screen button is facing away from you. I have to try to position my finger over it and hope I press the right thing. Yes, it upsets the phone's lines to have a dedicated button (and it would be better if e.g. the search button turned into the camera button when on camera) but there is no denying having a physical button makes things far easier in certain situations.

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    Re: Opinions - HTC Desire HD review

    Quote Originally Posted by htid View Post
    I have a Thompson router from Be. Thing is, after spending £500 on a phone, I don't expect to have to go out and have to buy a new router!
    I totally agree with you about that, I tried loads of different settings, different firmware etc no improvement at all. I used this as an excuse to pick up a Billion 7800N.

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    Re: Opinions - HTC Desire HD review

    I do love this phone but I've had more problems with it than any other it's deleted all my text messages without warning, apps force close, it doesn't recognise my SIM so it has to be restarted constantly, the internet doesn't always work even when I'm at home with a strong wifi connection, and all the tech team can suggest is a factory reset ¬.¬

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    Re: Opinions - HTC Desire HD review

    Custom ROM it.

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