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I just picked up a new HTC Titan from the AT&T store. Loving it so far, getting into the customization now, and learning the phone, any ([b]free[/b]) apps/games you guys recommend? I'm not a huge app person but some wouldn't hurt. Already have my XBL account connected haha

Anyone recommend a place to pick up a case + cover?
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Well, getting case/cover would be easiest, from Amazon.

And congratulations!

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Free stuff I like so far...[list]
[*]AppFlow
[*]Facebook
[*]Flashlight XT
[*]Free Ringtones
[*]gMaps
[*]HeadsUpCompass
[*]Jack of Tools
[*]SoundHound
[*]Tango
[*]TuneIn Radio
[*]WhatsApp
[*]YouTube
[*]Fantasia Painter Free
[/list]
About the games, I like so far...[list]
[*]Arcane's TD Free
[*]Armored Drive
[*]Best Of Taptitude
[*]Gold'n Rock FREE
[*]Impossible Mountain
[*]Juice Factory
[*]Nom Nom Worm
[*]Occupied
[*]Pirates Mind
[*]Unir
[*]Word Tangle Free
[*]Word Arena
[/list]
There a lot more I like but you can start with these
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congrats Allad, how is it so far? have also decided to get a Windows phone, the two options are the Titan and the Nokia Lumia 800...which one do you think is better guys? i like the fact the the Lumia doesn't have a conventional battery, so there's no need to open it up at all.

Allad, how's the camera on the Titan?

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@ neoadorable. id personally get the Lumia. But Titan is a brilliant phone san the LCD.

Also. If u can.. the Nokia 900 is just around the corner. It will sure blow some pants off.

And one more thing. If somebody owns a Samsung. They can unlock their phone for free :D like i just did.. and now my phone is sporting UNLIMITED ACCENT COLORS!!! :D :D :D

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congrats OP (Y) was looking at the titan myself! Its a pretty damn nice phone, but alas, i'm waiting for lumia 710 :D definately get whatsapp first

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Congratulations mate.
Enjoy it

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I'm holding on to my 3GS until the Nokia Windows Phones hit the US and then I'll be upgrading, hopefully to the 900. Can't wait, I really like my wife's Samsung Focus, but the hardware is a bit too weak for me.

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[quote name='Zain Adeel' timestamp='1324718175' post='594541213']
@ neoadorable. id personally get the Lumia. But Titan is a brilliant phone san the LCD.

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I haven't seen one in person but from what I've seen on the internet it looks like the S-LCD on the Titan is as good as or better than the OLED screens on Samsung's phones. I'm always quite impressed by the black level I see on the Titan and the colours look more realistic.

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[quote name='neoadorable' timestamp='1324717567' post='594541187']
congrats Allad, how is it so far? have also decided to get a Windows phone, the two options are the Titan and the Nokia Lumia 800...which one do you think is better guys? i like the fact the the Lumia doesn't have a conventional battery, so there's no need to open it up at all.

Allad, how's the camera on the Titan?
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Lumia is probably the one of the more overrated Windows Phone's put there. It's camera doesn't match upto the Titan's, doesn't even have a front facing camera (although, tbf, very few people actaully use FF cameras), it's battery life certainly isn't on par with the Titan's, the keyboard and messaging experience is a lot worse than the Titan (unless your a woman or a man with very small hands, 4.65" is just a lot easier to type on than a 3.7", especially when you're walking), and audio quality on the Lumia over headphones is probably the worst of any current Windows Phone handset, and the nice looking polycarbonate body is nullified by the fact that it's the most ridiculously mess attracitve material ever. Touch it with even clean hands and you'll probably leave messy greasy looking finger prints all over it's body - and even with warm water it's a chore to clean the damn thing. You spend two inutes just trying to clean the same area and still not get it looking clean. That's probably the reason they include a free case in the box - you really do have ot use it :p Of course, that then takes away some of the phones attractiveness....

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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1324720679' post='594541237']
I haven't seen one in person but from what I've seen on the internet it looks like the S-LCD on the Titan is as good as or better than the OLED screens on Samsung's phones. I'm always quite impressed by the black level I see on the Titan and the colours look more realistic.
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Having a Titan, a Lumia and an Omnia 7 right next to me, I can tell you the Titan's screen doesn't hold and candle to the other two quality wise. Black levels are evidently much worse, as are the viewing angles. Unless you view hte Titan's screen straight on, or *directly* from the left / right / bottom / top, everything washes out and the contrast goes down, compared to the constant viewing angles of SAMOLED based displays. There's also something to say for how rather cool it looks when you realise you can't actaully tell where the screen ends, it just looks nice :p The better contrast also makes pictures look a lot richer on the Lumia than the Titan, but without over blowin or over satutating anything.

Of course, I'd rather have a big screen that I can type on easier :p

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[quote name='Zain Adeel' timestamp='1324718175' post='594541213']
@ neoadorable. id personally get the Lumia. But Titan is a brilliant phone san the LCD.

Also. If u can.. the Nokia 900 is just around the corner. It will sure blow some pants off.

And one more thing. If somebody owns a Samsung. They can unlock their phone for free :D like i just did.. and now my phone is sporting UNLIMITED ACCENT COLORS!!! :D :D :D
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Samsung Omnia 7?

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[quote name='~Johnny' timestamp='1324726914' post='594541303']
Having a Titan, a Lumia and an Omnia 7 right next to me, I can tell you the Titan's screen doesn't hold and candle to the other two quality wise. Black levels are evidently much worse, as are the viewing angles. Unless you view hte Titan's screen straight on, or *directly* from the left / right / bottom / top, everything washes out and the contrast goes down, compared to the constant viewing angles of SAMOLED based displays. There's also something to say for how rather cool it looks when you realise you can't actaully tell where the screen ends, it just looks nice :p The better contrast also makes pictures look a lot richer on the Lumia than the Titan, but without over blowin or over satutating anything.

Of course, I'd rather have a big screen that I can type on easier :p
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That's interesting as I've read a number of reviews that say the opposite. This highlights the need to have working phones available in shops so you can compare the different phones properly. Thanks.

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The only areas the titan beats the Lumia 800 imo are in the fact it has a FFC (for those who care), the bigger screen as well and the camera is actually better which is a first.

The rest are pretty much the same really. For that matter a Lumia 900 with a good camera like other Nokia phones and a 4"-4.3" display isn't overrated in my book, we just have to wait for it. I went into a vodafone shop to see if I could check out a titan, hold it in my hand to get an idea of the size, but the one in my town is pretty small and only have a small subset of phones on display so it wasn't there. They only had the radar up on display as far as Windows Phones goes.

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1324727592' post='594541311']
The only areas the titan beats the Lumia 800 imo are in the fact it has a FFC (for those who care), the bigger screen as well and the camera is actually better which is a first.
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Isn't the Titan also slightly faster than the Lumia 800 (1.5Ghz vs 1.4Ghz processor)?

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[quote name='Gaffney' timestamp='1324727079' post='594541307']
Samsung Omnia 7?
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YES. Btw i bricked my phone :p if anybody here is using advanced config to get custom accent colors. BEWARE.. be very carefull with the COLOR CODE. i input one extra number and it bricked my device on selecting that colors. It gets stuck on lockscreen. Now im restoring it. Hope it restores... not exactly bricked .. but im saying that because it needs flashing.

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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1324727876' post='594541315']
Isn't the Titan also slightly faster than the Lumia 800 (1.5Ghz vs 1.4Ghz processor)?
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Yep, it also has a Gyroscope, better headphone audio quality (not quite sure *how*, not Nokia seriously messed that up on the Lumia 800, even non-audiophiles notice the lack of bass and depth) to boot. [size=1]Along with a far less fingerprint magnet-y body and a better battery[/size]

[size=1][size=4]Actually think I might write up a review of the Lumia at some point this weekend, in comparison with other WP devices.[/size][/size]

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The Titan is actually superior. even if a little too big.
enjoy your new phone! :)

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thanks a lot for the feedback everyone, i am now leaning towards getting the Titan next week. but Johhny makes the screen sounds like it's really bad...it can't be that horrible, HTC phones have very decent screens

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[quote name='neoadorable' timestamp='1324832880' post='594543181']
thanks a lot for the feedback everyone, i am now leaning towards getting the Titan next week. but Johhny makes the screen sounds like it's really bad...it can't be that horrible, HTC phones have very decent screens
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The screen is by no means bad! The contrast, black levels and viewing angles aren't quite upto SAMOLED levels, but they're most certainly capable of standing with some of the best in the LCD family (other than having low PPI). I actually use the Titan everyday over my Lumia because the screen is so big and nice to use. Sure, the Lumia might look more vivid, but honestly, screen size helps immeasureably functionality-wise with these touch keyboards, and using easy it is to use the phone is more important than how black it can go :p

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oops delete me please

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I also folded and ordered HTC Titan. Nokia does look nice, but the screen is too small for me. Yes, there are rumors about 4.3" Nokia 900, but no date and no price estimate (and Nokia 800 is already quite expensive). BTW, anyone outside of the States - any chance to use the 25$ promotion from MS?

[url="http://windowsphone.promo.eprize.com/redemptionprogram/:b=firefox8/#whatitis"]http://windowsphone.promo.eprize.com/redemptionprogram/:b=firefox8/#whatitis[/url]

Did anyone try supplying some random US phone number and his/her IMEI? It's too bad this offer is only for US citizens... 25$ would more than cover my app needs.

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I wish the titan was on T-Mobile. I would have gotten it ASAP.

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Thanks guys, loving the titan and my first 4G experienc writing from my titan as we speak. Also, just want to point out: a while back there was a siri vs wp7 talking video and I have to admit though siri is nice I have had no issue with wp7 recognizing what I'm saying by the paragraph(s) too. With the exception of "parents" and "pants"?! Ha
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nice to hear Johnny and Allad! hey Johnny, how's the Titan screen in bright sunshine/daylight?

and Allad, is posting stuff on neowin easy from the Titan? keyboard wise as well as speed via WP7.5...

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My only problem with neowin is because I don't know how to reply via mobile setup. Keyboard is stupid easy, both myself and my GF use the keyboard with ease. Neowins mobile site is fantastic! Zero complaints in the wp7 software and 4g speed.

Check that - only wp7 related complaint, no screenshot function. Otherwise, pro. Especially voice to text etc

Check that again - sitting in the basement showing her neowin, just by clicking on the post I can quote/edit posts.

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