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HTC Desire

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afuchi    9

I like the review (and the phone)

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tsupersonic    1,960

Nice review, this is the phone I've been waiting for: AMOLED, Android, 1GHz Snapdragon, or possibly Win. Phone 7 for Zune integration.

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hjf288    68

Is scrolling in the browser laggy/jerky like it is on the DROID?

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Krpano    32

Thx guys.

About the browsing experience, its is perfect without laggy/jerky effects. You (may) notice some lag with lots of images and if you try to scroll full speed, the first time only. But who does that while browsing ?

It renders pages almost as fast as my desktop.. :)

I am uploading a video to Youtube with some browsing testing. I'll post here once it's done.

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funkymunky    3

Best phone in the World :)

No lag on mine thus far :woot:

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Krpano    32

Ok, added a video with a little browsing run at the OP.

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Singh400    184

**** I just jizzed my pants. Have a +1.

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gazebee_    3

I was really keen on the Motorola MILESTONE (GSM equivalent of DROID), but I'm not so sure now... any help? I like the keyboard :(

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Krpano    32

One more picture.

Side by side with Samsung I8000 Omnia II

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The Desire's capacitive screen makes the difference while using it.

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ElectricDemon    0

Trying not to 'thread jack', I can confirm how awesome the phone is, I've got a Nexus One (same specs, but without the Sense UI). These devices are awesome and fast!

Ditched my iPhone 3GS for mine and have never looked back since!

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AbandonedTrolley    93

I want one, things stopping me so far are the cost and the fact I would need to repurchase my Co-Pilot licence. All together I would be looking at around ?400, currently can get ?140 for recycling my Touch HD so it's certainly tempting.

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hjf288    68

Oh damn that is smooth... I want one but gonna wait for iphone announcement

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Krpano    32

I wanted a Nexus One so bad.....but unfortunately no Operator got them.

here somethin interesting i found out.

When you click and hold at the end of a text block it will automatically select it and a popup box will open with 3 choices

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1. copy to clipboard

2. Search: Wikipedia or Translate or Dictionary

3. Share: Friend Stream or Mail or Message or Twiter

If you click and hold in the middle of the text bock or a specific word it will open a zoom box with the words you are selecting.

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The green dots can be dragged at will

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Neat stuff.

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AbandonedTrolley    93

I wanted a Nexus One so bad.....but unfortunately no Operator got them.

here somethin interesting i found out.

snip

Neat stuff.

I see me!

I want this phone so much at the moment :-/ don't know whether to just pick it up on a 24 month deal and suck up the ?450 cost over 2 years and not actually use the SIM itself.

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Krpano    32

^ yeah i know the problem there.

I've been holding myself to the end of my contract so i could get a good price for the renewing. This time i opted to pay a bit more and make a shorter contract, 12 months now (24 before).

For me the good part is that now i have 2 contracts like this, the other one belong to my wife but since she doesnt care about cellphones, each year i get me a new phone and give her my old one.

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scokem    5

Seriously, you could've just had the article as:

"It rocks! Hard! That is all :laugh:"

I have one and yes they are immense :)

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hjf288    68

Can you run that multitouch tester and see whether it suffers from the same problem as the nexus one?

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Mwnci    0

I've got one too. Quite how you can have a phone like this with no ability to add Wifi proxy settings defeats me though. Big flaw as far as I'm concerned.

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Krpano    32

Can you run that multitouch tester and see whether it suffers from the same problem as the nexus one?

Yes, i checked that software and it reproduces the same "problem" as the video Motorola Droid vs Nexus One: Multitouch Test.

Maybe this could affect some specific application but i haven't noticed any glitch while using the multi-touch screen in normal usage.

edit here:

i did a short video with some multi-touch gestures and that software so you can see by yourself.

indeed, it's odd.

i'll post as soon as i finish the upload to YT.

Edited by Krpano

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FransB    1

Yes, i checked that software and it reproduces the same "problem" as the video Motorola Droid vs Nexus One: Multitouch Test.

Maybe this could affect some specific application but i haven't noticed any glitch while using the multi-touch screen in normal usage.

edit here:

i did a short video with some multi-touch gestures and that software so you can see by yourself.

indeed, it's odd.

i'll post as soon as i finish the upload to YT.

Thx dude :D,

but if i understand it, the Desire still has the Clearpad thing? that suffers from those multi-touch probs :(?

Why cant it have the same controller as the Incredible :(.

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Chicane-UK    675

Great review - thanks for sharing.

Finally got my order in for one of these after a month of being messed around by T-Mobile and then waiting on stock with Vodafone. A friend beat me to it in the mean time.. but I tried his out and just can't believe how good it is. Looks as though it's going to walk all over my iPhone in most areas (except battery life) so can't wait to get it :)

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Krpano    32

Thx....:)

Ok here it goes the video with the multi-touch run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhBRMaUn6Ig

One thing i can assure, i haven't felt any troube while using the phone and its functions so far.....i have never realized this "glitch" with the multi-touch input till i used that app to check.

But you can see that in the multi-touch paint it gets weird, i believe if there is a game that requires multiple inputs it may cause some odd effects.

I am very satisfied with the device so far.

For the battery i can't vouch for that, still need a couple of days to get a real feedback. It seems it will need almost a week till the battery is at its full capacity.

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Owen W    53

Awesome review mate. I've got a review unit on the way for Neowin, so keep an eye out on the front page for reviews :D

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Krpano    32

Thanks Owenw and sure i'll keep one eye on it.

:)

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