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I'm fortunate enough to have a HTC HD 7 and prior to my full review, i'm giving you the chance to ask me any questions you'd liked answer about HTC's new Windows Phone 7 flagship (or indeed the OS) itself.

Feel free to post your questions below! :)

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I'm fortunate enough to have a HTC HD 7 and prior to my full review, i'm giving you the chance to ask me any questions you'd liked answer about HTC's new Windows Phone 7 flagship (or indeed the OS) itself.

Feel free to post your questions below! :)

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Hi Paul,

Can you confirm whether or not it supports external storage? Also, do you think it'll be "hackable" in the near future? :)

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Do you have the O2 or unbranded HTC version of the HD7..?

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Hey Paul, thanks for doing this :)

-Is the screen noticeably dull compared to the Galaxy S (Super AMOLED) or even the SLCD Desire?
-Are there any notable HTC customizations on WP7?
-Have you had a poke around for a possibility of a root/jailbreak? (Had to be asked :))

Edited by R0K2puZ, 11 October 2010 - 07:15 PM.

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Hi Paul.

I'm a resident in Sweden, and according to the news we got is that the HD7 won't be on sale here.
You don't happened to have any information about unlocked HD7s being sold at all?

About the screen, some people say it's a regular LCD; some say it's S-LCD, any clue what it is?
This topic has been up about the Desire HD and we then have been told that there is no 4.3" S-LCD due to the cost.

Thanks.

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Hey Paul -

Would really appreciate it if you could investigate how access to the marketplace is controlled.

Is it by SIM, credit card location, or by some other method?

Thanks!

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Hi Paul,

Can you confirm whether or not it supports external storage? Also, do you think it'll be "hackable" in the near future? :)

Yes, I can confirm it does NOT support external storage. Bearing in mind there's no microSD slot, I don't see it being hacked in any time soon!

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Do you have the O2 or unbranded HTC version of the HD7..?

I have the O2 version.

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Hey Paul, thanks for doing this :)

-Is the screen noticeably dull compared to the Galaxy S (Super AMOLED) or even the SLCD Desire?
-Are there any notable HTC customizations on WP7?
-Have you had a poke around for a possibility of a root/jailbreak? (Had to be asked :))

- It's SLCD I believe, so it stands up well against the desire. It's noticeably 'different' to the SAMOLED Samsung. The default black theme of WP7 real looks awesome on the OLED.
- Yeah, a HTC Hub with a few HTC apps in. No customisations at the top layer (nobody is allowed).
- No. :)

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Thanks Paul. Any news on unbranded HTC availability.? Is that going to be 21st as well..?

Is your HD7 locked..?

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Hey Paul -

Would really appreciate it if you could investigate how access to the marketplace is controlled.

Is it by SIM, credit card location, or by some other method?

Thanks!

I will see what I can work out.

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According to specs the HD7 seems to be running an outdated snapdragon platform, what are your thought upon this considering the newer gen snapdragon devices are already shipping? And WP7 being based on a black background, how do the blacks look on the non-amoled screen?

Thanks Paul!

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Hey there paul :)
How's the screen?

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According to specs the HD7 seems to be running an outdated snapdragon platform, what are your thought upon this considering the newer gen snapdragon devices are already shipping? And WP7 being based on a black background, how do the blacks look on the non-amoled screen?

Thanks Paul!

WP7 is INCREDIBLY fast. And yes, it's technically outdated, but it's still a pretty awesome chipset.

Blacks on the non amoled screen look like they always do... dark grey.

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Hey there paul :)
How's the screen?

Just like the HD2 screen I guess, or the Desire HD screen. Big and nice.

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How are you finding the live tiles? I wonder what the basic bandwith usage will be if it is constantly going to ping to check for updates.

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How are you finding the live tiles? I wonder what the basic bandwith usage will be if it is constantly going to ping to check for updates.


Indeed, I was wondering this myself. Between the live tiles constantly updating, the photos, contacts, calendar and messages syncing with the cloud, streaming of Zune music on the move, plus regular usage of internet and emails, I can't imagine that the paltry 1GB of data that is included with standard tariffs is going to come close to being sufficient every month.

I can see some pretty chunky data billing come my way in the not-too-distant future...

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When are you gonna send it to me? =P

Multi point digitizer or the old 2000 series digitizer?

Say the former, say the former, say the former....

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Hi Paul,
Any info on how the OneNote integration works:
  • Does it only sync to one notebook?
  • Can you choose to open other notebooks as well?
  • with the "open notebook" can you see all sections and notes, or just stuff in the root?

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According to specs the HD7 seems to be running an outdated snapdragon platform, what are your thought upon this considering the newer gen snapdragon devices are already shipping? And WP7 being based on a black background, how do the blacks look on the non-amoled screen?

Thanks Paul!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the HD7 (along with some other Windows Phone 7 Devices) are shipping with a MSM8250 Snapdragon which is the 2nd Gen Snapdragon (Identical too MSM8255 which you find in Desire HD).

Can you shed any light Paul?

Edited by Aanuka, 11 October 2010 - 09:28 PM.

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