i wanted to start this thread (although i have a feeling it's going to get alot of people going) to defend the poor old HD2.
seems like as always we all got caught up in the hype and now all people want to do is complain...and i have to say myself that i have had enough!
i love the HD2. i used a htc hero before that and an iphone 3Gs before that and would pick the hd2 over all of them.
no phone is perfect, look at the hero forums on xda and modaco they are riddeled with people who's hero is causing them untold problems. the hero out of the box was terrible and it's only after an update that it was usable. and only after the main paul at modaco that it became a great phone.
but out of thr box it sucked. sorry but that's the truth. i had one and loved it but it needed work. the camera is 100% usless etc etc. android is a nice OS i don't disagree with that but for all of it's talk of being "open source" it's not the easiest (esp. for a newby to tweak and optimize.) andoird market although getting bigger is full of useless and uninteresting apps. i found maybe 2 that i liked enough to keep on my hero.
on to the iphone, yes it's the bench mark and yes it's also a great phone but again it's got it's big short comings. only one program at a time and also needs to be jailbroken to have any fun. why oh why do i need to got through so much effort? apple defintley have a great app store though so big pros where due - but for me apps DONT make a phone. my phone is for work, music and movies, not games. i have a ps3 for that.
the hd2 - out of the box a great phone. after some very simple and easy tweaking - an AWESOME phone. sorry guys but i am going to start with the keyboard and say its hands down the best touch screen one on the market. keys are big and easy to use. never had a single problem with it and i write alot of long emails on the phone while travellings. something i found hard on the hero and iphone. yes i didn't want to have to bother with the tweaks but i found a few .cabs that had them doen for me. install - hit go and the phoen is optimized. can you do that on hero or iphone? nope.
the prcessor is amazing, what else can i say. the UI is gorgeous. ok now you are all thinking - what about WinMo?? my personal opinion is you only hit the winmo UI when doing detailed settings, it seems to seldom poke its head out to say hello. although when it does i will agree it looks like sense ui ugly sister but its far from a problem as 90% of what you do is on the sexy htc sense ui.
i personally don't have the camera problems that others are reporting and find the camera to be good. it's not excellent like a sony ericsson but its a good 5mp phone camera.
the music player is great, as good quality as the iphone defintiley. the audio booster works really well. with core player i have watched movies on the phone with no conversion (sorry hero and iphone!) in perfect smooth quality and on the massive screen they look great.
the winmo market place is a joke that i will say, last i checked there were about 20 apps 18 of which you had to pay for - but 5 seconds on google finds you a wealth of free apps. but again for me personally i am not an "app person" so don't care.
this could go on forever but i do think the HD2 was worth the hype and price and i personally love the phone and have no complaints. first phone in a long time that has stopped me from looking to see what was coming out in the coming months.
i am sure many of you will disagree with me but hey we are all allowed a voice! :cool: