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Does the new HTC Contact screen include the Facebook integration?

@Shuflie How do you find the screen size vs the Touch HD? Do you miss the extra size or is it worth it for a smaller device?

thanks!


Facebook doesn't appear to be there on this ROM.

Personally I love the screen on the HD, but prefer the compactness of the Diamond 2. Don't miss the size at this stage really! (Not sure whether Shuflie shares my sentiments though! :excl:)

Edit: Oops forgot to refresh before coming back to this thread! Sleepy now, will catch up with questions in the morning :excl:

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cheers guys. Anyone tried my iPlayer app on the TD2? Also what version of .net cf does it comes with as stock? ta.

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I have a friend who works for orange, he says nothing on the internal sites or with upgrades of the diamond2 coming anytime soon!

ive still got 12 months left on my contract and just found out orange no longer do early upgrades unless ur an extremly high (band 5) user. Im seriously thinking of just buying it sim free, had a quick look around most site are selling it for around about £400, anyone know of any where i can get it slighly cheaper?

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I have a friend who works for orange, he says nothing on the internal sites or with upgrades of the diamond2 coming anytime soon!

ive still got 12 months left on my contract and just found out orange no longer do early upgrades unless ur an extremly high (band 5) user. Im seriously thinking of just buying it sim free, had a quick look around most site are selling it for around about £400, anyone know of any where i can get it slighly cheaper?

Mobilephonesdirect.co.uk 12 month T-mobile combi 30 plan. 18.99 for the phone, 2.99 delivery and 29.36x12 works out at £374.30 for the year. Plus you get 300 mins and 200 texts to do whatever you like with, could always just throw the sim in the bin and you've made money, although I'd suggest holding onto it so you can ring up and cancel at the end of twelve months.

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All right you've got me, where's the mythical magic eight ball? Is it something built into teeter? Can't say I've played it much since it seemed to be the same as the HD version to me.


It's one of the default options on the new HTC Start menu for me...

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It's one of the default options on the new HTC Start menu for me...

Not there any more on the production ROM, can be found over on XDA though, personally I didn't bother. I've already got something to tell me what to do, its called a wife :excl:

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Thanks for the information imparted so far, very useful !

The Touch HD seemed to be supplied with a 8GB MicroSD card at most suppliers, does the Diamond 2 come with a MicroSD card of any sort ?

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Thanks for the information imparted so far, very useful !

The Touch HD seemed to be supplied with a 8GB MicroSD card at most suppliers, does the Diamond 2 come with a MicroSD card of any sort ?

No, leaves you free to use one you already have or buy whatever size you like. Now you can get that 16GB micro SDHC card you know you really want, but don't want to waste a perfectly good 8GB one that comes with the phone :D

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No, leaves you free to use one you already have or buy whatever size you like. Now you can get that 16GB micro SDHC card you know you really want, but don't want to waste a perfectly good 8GB one that comes with the phone :D


Thanks , ordered an 8GB card to start, I'll buy a 16GB when I know what I want to run on it, I have a 4GB card on my Kaiser and that seem enough (loaded full of cabs)

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Mobilephonesdirect.co.uk 12 month T-mobile combi 30 plan. 18.99 for the phone, 2.99 delivery and 29.36x12 works out at £374.30 for the year. Plus you get 300 mins and 200 texts to do whatever you like with, could always just throw the sim in the bin and you've made money, although I'd suggest holding onto it so you can ring up and cancel at the end of twelve months.


@Shuflie.. I dont know much abt this contract stuff..!! But if i go ahead with that contract can i use other simcards?? does that means by your msg.. sorry that couldn understand that :D

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@Shuflie.. I dont know much abt this contract stuff..!! But if i go ahead with that contract can i use other simcards?? does that means by your msg.. sorry that couldn understand that :D


Yes, that is what I did, when I ordered the TD2 I got a completely SIM free phone that I just put my O2 SIM into and used straight away. I also got a T-mobile SIM that I've given to my wife, but she hasn't even broken it out of the card holder yet let alone used it. Think of it as a discounted TD2 with a years intrest free credit to pay it back, you just need to call t-mobile up at the end of the contract and tell them to cancel it for you. Or if you get good signal on t-mobile were you work and live just port your current number over at the end of its contract and use the t-mobile one to save yourself even more money. But just make sure you get in quick on the deal, there's a rumour over on XDA developers that t-mobile are close to releasing the TD2 (or the MDA compact V as their version of it is being called) on 11th of May. When that happens you may not get a SIM free TD2 and would then have the extra expense/hassle/waiting time to get the phone unlocked. The t-mobile version actually looks very nice though from the pictures I've seen of it on the web, possibly better looking than the TD2. Have a look for yourself then make your mind up!

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Thanks for the quick reply man..!! :D

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Facebook integration can be done via a cab, Via XDA :D

Had my handset over a week, outside of trouble getting Blackberry Connect working on O2 the handset is pretty good, decided to get the Topaz as opposed to Rhodium as I was a little put off about some of the early reviews which put the boot in on the battery performance.

Hopefully I can get the BB Connect issue sorted :lol:

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Mobilephonesdirect.co.uk 12 month T-mobile combi 30 plan. 18.99 for the phone, 2.99 delivery and 29.36x12 works out at £374.30 for the year.

Seems to be 58.99 now?

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Seems to be 58.99 now?

Guess they realised that they were handing it out for less than they should have, or it could be because t-mobile have their own device coming on-line soon and have set limts for how much they will pay out to resellers.

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Hey guys - not sure if this is the right thread for this but I don't want to start a million individual new ones.

Basically I love my TD2, but have lots of little niggly issues that I hope someone can help with...

1. Sat Nav seems really... slow. I'm using iGo and at first I thought the slow screen redraw was due to higher screen size and res, but putting the route in to preview mode seems really snappy...it's only when using live GPS that it seems really slow! Am I alone experiencing this?

2. The tilt sensor doesn't work in most apps. I guess this is by design so I'm using G-Config to allow auto-landscape rotation for specific apps, but lots of other programs and games (e.g. Sensor Lock, Diamond Sabre) just don't work at all almost as if the D2 didn't have a tilt sensor at all! Any ideas?

3. I'm sure Google Maps on my TyTN II had street view, but it doesn't appear to be there for my D2. I've downloaded the latest version of Google Maps and it's no better :lol:

I'm sure there are a couple more but that's enough for now :D

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Hey guys - not sure if this is the right thread for this but I don't want to start a million individual new ones.

Basically I love my TD2, but have lots of little niggly issues that I hope someone can help with...

1. Sat Nav seems really... slow. I'm using iGo and at first I thought the slow screen redraw was due to higher screen size and res, but putting the route in to preview mode seems really snappy...it's only when using live GPS that it seems really slow! Am I alone experiencing this?

2. The tilt sensor doesn't work in most apps. I guess this is by design so I'm using G-Config to allow auto-landscape rotation for specific apps, but lots of other programs and games (e.g. Sensor Lock, Diamond Sabre) just don't work at all almost as if the D2 didn't have a tilt sensor at all! Any ideas?

3. I'm sure Google Maps on my TyTN II had street view, but it doesn't appear to be there for my D2. I've downloaded the latest version of Google Maps and it's no better :lol:

I'm sure there are a couple more but that's enough for now :D

1. Doesn't seem all that slow on mine with Navigon or TomTom
2. Probably depends on the game, HTC have never given out proper APIs for their phones so everything has to be reverse engineered.
3. The default google maps built in has got street view, just zoom in on an area covered and long press on the screen, one of the options is street view.

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Hey Shuflie, thanks for the reply :D

1. Okay...would be interested to hear from others either with a D2 or other HTC. My TyTN II was always a little laggy but my D2 seems way worse.
2. I figured that, but it seems odd how people claim that X and Y work with the Diamond 1 and Touch HD and not the D2. Was the API changed completely just for the D2?
3. You're a genius! Thank you :lol:

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Any ideas why this isn't showing up on Orange yet or even O2 apart from via e2save and CPW?

Been looking for my new upgrade with Orange for ages now and wondered if/when they're likely to become available direct from the network?

Many thanks.

Edit: Can't believe this my first post since my Moto MPx200 back in 2004! :D

Edited by scuj1, 12 May 2009 - 02:10 AM.

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Does the D2 have the option to be used as a modem for a laptop?
There is an app (internet sharing) on my imate 9502 for it and I find it very useful if I want the full screen internet when away from a wifi hotspot.

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