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Hey P,

Big question, which truck driver did you have to point a gun at to get an HD7? And do you have extras? Might wean me off Android.
Doubt it, but I could sell it and get a Desire Z. And buy Modaco Ad-Free / Plus. And you know you want my money :)

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Probably a bit early to tell if you've just got it, but how's the battery life?

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As for the UI and mainly for the browser, does it feel as smooth as iOS?
What happens in the browser when a flash animation is displayed? Does it lag as android do, or not?
I'm lovin this new WP7..

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Hi Paul
Now that you have the HD7 in your hands Can you confirm that the ability to tether to PC for data sharing has been removed

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? :)


As far as I know it is Microsoft Hardware requirement that External memory should not be available to WP7 by all OEM's

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here is the proof that WP7 dose support external SD card somehow. but it is extremely inconvenient.

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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....

Er, do you mean resistive or capacitive (multitouch)? All WP7 devices are capacitive.

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As for the UI and mainly for the browser, does it feel as smooth as iOS?
What happens in the browser when a flash animation is displayed? Does it lag as android do, or not?
I'm lovin this new WP7..

It feels as smooth if not smoother than iOS!

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Hi Paul
Now that you have the HD7 in your hands Can you confirm that the ability to tether to PC for data sharing has been removed

Thanks

Yes, there is no tethering option.

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Er, do you mean resistive or capacitive (multitouch)? All WP7 devices are capacitive.

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I think he means the digitizer, for example being able to hold down A on the keyboard and still write other letters. Like the digitizer on Galaxy S, while on the Desire you had some problems doing it.

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Hi Paul,

Can you tell me if there is a PIN lock available on the lock screen, or is it merely slide down to unlock?

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Given the similarity of the hardware, would it be possible to port WP7 to Desire/N1?

Ahem... possibly not quite the sort of question you were looking for but somebody had to ask it. :)

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Hey paul, thanks for your time.

I was wondering if you could shed some light on the GPS capabilities of the HD7?

I notice in some spec the phone has A-GPS, what does this stand for?

Is there any more detail you can provide on the GPS capabilities of the phone.

I particularly enjoy using my phone as a gps device for training, geocaching and trecking so I would love any info you could provide here.

Also, don't know if you can answer this one, but here goes anyway, in Australia, will Telstra have the rights to the phone for a limeted time or for ever?

Cheers

Edited by CarmineD, 12 October 2010 - 01:37 PM.

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CarminD please do not cross post and ask the same question twice, I have answered your A-GPS question HERE

Normally the rights to exclusivly sell a device is around six months but it depends on the deal they have made.

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I will see what I can work out.

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Cheers Paul, look forward to the answer if you can, and very much looking forward to the review.

One more question if I may - I'm confused as to whether or not the browser supports Silverlight. Can you check www.photosynth.net and say whether the synths/panoramas are viewable?

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Er, do you mean resistive or capacitive (multitouch)? All WP7 devices are capacitive.

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The digitizer, the desire and nexus used the shitty series of touch panels. Everything after that was proper digitizer hardware, but since this is essentially a rebadged HD2 I'm wonder if they skimped on the digitizer.

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Hi Paul,

I'd be interested in hearing how it integrates with other email providers such as Google. I have a Live Account which I use for Xbox Live buy my hotmail account is full of spam and I never touch it, can you see a means to integrate an email provider of your choice (in my case Google/Gmail) or does it force your hotmail account emails through?

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You can sync with numerous different types of email accounts,

Windows Live
Outlook
Yahoo Mail
Gmail
Facebook
Plus an option to add a different account not listed above.

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What is the device like in daylight conditions? Just seen one of the hands on videos on Youtube by James submitted under leodee and it's like a mirror refection which is a bit of a concern.

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Hi Paul

2 things I use on my Desire that I would not do without.

- USB Mass Storage access so I don't need to install any software on my PC to copy files to the device (including mp3s)
- WIFI Thether, I know this isn't available but it there any form of sharing the connection, I'd settle for Bluetooth DUN

If those two options were there I'd give WP7 a shot, I'm very happy with my Desire but I was also very happy on Win Mob for many years and would like to give WM7 a go.

Thanks
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