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Hi Paul.

Could you try to get some info from the handset about the processor? There are conflictiong reports around the internet, some saying this has the first generation QSD8250 Snapdragon, some saying it has the second generation MSM 8250 (which doesn't even seem to exist on the Qualcomm website).

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Hi Paul,

Can you sync with Google calendar , does it support multi exchange accounts ?

If yes then I'm sold but looking at Orange they seem to have got their bloat stuff on the unit already . T-Mobile are offering 3gb with this phone per month , not seen any others otherings so cant comment . Take this and now sharing Orange network too this looks lie a good deal at £35 a month

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I would also like to know about podcasts and what the service is like on the go. Can you download or stream podcasts straigh to the handset? Or do you have to use the Zune software?

Thanks again.

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Hi Paul,

Can you sync with Google calendar , does it support multi exchange accounts ?


A earlier preview I read said WP7 can sync with Google Calendar but only the main calendar. A fix was promised for launch.

Paul, are you able to check shared Google Calendars can be synched please. If not, can it sync multiple Windows Live Calendars?

If yes then I'm sold but looking at Orange they seem to have got their bloat stuff on the unit already . T-Mobile are offering 3gb with this phone per month , not seen any others otherings so cant comment . Take this and now sharing Orange network too this looks lie a good deal at £35 a month


The HD7 is exclusive to O2, right?

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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.


The engadget video showed a guy holding down a key and others responding.

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Any news on PC connectivity?

I assume with Windows Live you can sync Mail, Contacts and Calendar over the air using EAS for Windows Live.

What about audio - do you have to use Zune or can you sync frmo Media Player?
Can the phone appear as a USB drive for file transfer?

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Sync your mail over the air is possible from memory.
As for syncing with your home pc then Zune is the only option as far as I know. Most syncing is now done in the background when you put your phone on charge.

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Paul

Being torn between this and the Omnia 7 - can you comment on:-

- Camera quality - got a Samsung Wave right now and 5mp camera is really decent - concerned that HTC camera not at same standard
- Speaker quality - previous HTC phones I've owned have had, imo, awful speakers - I see the HD7 has stereo - how does it sound?

Cheers :)

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A earlier preview I read said WP7 can sync with Google Calendar but only the main calendar. A fix was promised for launch.

Paul, are you able to check shared Google Calendars can be synched please. If not, can it sync multiple Windows Live Calendars?
The HD7 is exclusive to O2, right?


Yes you are right about the HD7 , I was quoting more on the deals with data on the different providers . Sorry wasn't very clear

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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.

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Neither of those area available on WP7!

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Hi Paul.

Could you try to get some info from the handset about the processor? There are conflictiong reports around the internet, some saying this has the first generation QSD8250 Snapdragon, some saying it has the second generation MSM 8250 (which doesn't even seem to exist on the Qualcomm website).

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It's the original QSD8250.

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Any news on PC connectivity?

I assume with Windows Live you can sync Mail, Contacts and Calendar over the air using EAS for Windows Live.

What about audio - do you have to use Zune or can you sync frmo Media Player?
Can the phone appear as a USB drive for file transfer?


Not sure if you can sync via Media Player - but why would you want to? The Zune software is free (you don't have to have a seperate Zune device, or even a WP7 to download) and it also controls the Apps store. If you install Zune Software now, you can see the Apps that are currently avaliable for WP7 devices, you just can't download them until you attach a WP7.

No - the phone can't be used as a USB device for file transfer.

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


Be interested to know this too - especially given HTC seem to have lumbered this phone will a smaller battery than everyone else?

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Also interested in battery life.

Have not seen anything at all at any site about this, and trying to figure out how power optimized WP7 is in general. (Anyone else know anything about this?)

Edited by mpe0426, 18 October 2010 - 08:38 AM.

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Hey Paul,

As mentioned in this article at Neowin, it seems that HTC are selling microSD cards as accessories for their Windows Phone 7 devices.

In fact, you can see here at the official HTC Accessory Store that it specifically lists a range of microSD cards as "HTC HD7 memory" options - and the same options are available for the other HTC WP7 handsets announced.

Any idea what the story is there?

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Hey Paul,

As mentioned in this article at Neowin, it seems that HTC are selling microSD cards as accessories for their Windows Phone 7 devices.

In fact, you can see here at the official HTC Accessory Store that it specifically lists a range of microSD cards as "HTC HD7 memory" options - and the same options are available for the other HTC WP7 handsets announced.
Any idea what the story is there?


this has to be a mistake. who in their right mind would want to put a 2GB memory card in the phone.

From what I've heard the memory card isn't replacable in this phone, only in one of the Samsungs.... but I think it's all just rumours at the moment.

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Correct, you can't replace the microSD!

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Be interested to know this too - especially given HTC seem to have lumbered this phone will a smaller battery than everyone else?

I'm finding it on par with my other devices, it lasts a full day for my usage.

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Correct, you can't replace the microSD!

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Could you explain that a bit more please or add a photo?
So if it has a card why can it not be replaced or does it serve another function that just storage?

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It's not accessible at all, on the HD7 it's 'inside the case'.

It's all encrypted specific for that device, and if you were to remove or replace it, the device would stop working!

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