Return of the HTC HD7 to Mobility blog

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Back in February this year, I purchased an HTC HD7 WindowsPhone smartphone and ended up loving both the OS and the hardware itself. That was back when WindowsPhone was running its earliest version.


As is our tradition here, once done with the reviews, I sold it off. I later had time with the HTC 7 Mozart, which I upgraded to NoDo and was able to play around with the new text copy-and-paste feature. Of course, the Mozart was also sold off later.

Well, the HD7 is back, albeit for a brief period. A follower simply said to me on Twitter this morning that he would love to make his HD7 running the latest OS version 7.5 (Mango) available for me to use for a period of two weeks for review purposes.

To say the least, that surprised me. I didn’t know the gentleman personally. The HD7 is also an expensive device.


When I thanked him for the trust, he responded, “You are a public figure. Where are you going to run away with it to?” He was very modest about it. I did forget to take his picture, but I hope to do that when I return the HD7 in about two weeks.

Long story cut short, we arranged to meet, and this afternoon, we did and I now have with me the 4.3-inch display monster in my possession.

Here’s a group pose with the Nokias E7 and N8:
e7 hd7 n8

I was on the road for most of today, but I will be able to sit down and begin playing with this big guy by tomorrow.

Here is a shot of the OS version screen:
hd7 mangoversion

In the meantime, if you have any specifics that you would love for me to test on the HD7 – with a focus on the WindowsPhone OS 7.5 (Mango), do post a comment below.


Mango was released just yesterday and has been the toast of the mobile world since. Let’s see if it tastes as good as the rave its been getting.


Follow @scartag please

Meanwhile, if you are on Twitter, you might be interested in following our phone lender, @scartag. He is a developer of many years who has done good stuff, including Glo Fone Pals (anyone remember that service years ago?). It was a WAP-based service that allowed for subscribers to meet and chat with new people on their phones within the Glo Mobile GPRS network.

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  1. ….world since. Let’s see if it tastes as good as the rave its been getting.

    I am sure it would be as succulent as it is tasty.

    If WinNok get their pricing right, , i am their’shiavo’ (slave)

    Or, i may possibly go with a bigscreened Samsung running a ‘Mango’ or its incarnation…if the price will not sense me back to Ibadan..

  2. Good One @Scartag. It’s a nice thing you’ve done.

    @Yomi, I’m still skeptical about the metro UI on the Windows phone. I can’t really argue because I haven’t used a Windows phone before. And that’s what’s crtitcally missing from Deoladoctor’s line-up too.

    I would therefore request of you a critical comparison between the User interface in Windows phone 7 Mango and the UI in iPhone 4, N8 running Anna or Belle, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread); in view of usability, productivity of use and intuitiveness!

    Thanks!

    1. I would therefore request of you a critical comparison between the User interface in Windows phone 7 Mango and the UI in iPhone 4, N8 running Anna or Belle, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread); in view of usability, productivity of use and intuitiveness!

      Cool. I have an N8 running Belle.

      I need folks to provide us with the following smartphones for a 3-week loan period, so we can complete the picture:

      1. iPhone4
      2. Any Android 2.3 smartphone
  3. Maybe it’s just me, but from the pics above I kind of prefer the Symbian UI to the Metro UI OF THE Windows Phone 7!


  4. metro UI is the bomb! I really dig the live tiles. I wish I can send you my android, but T-Mobile has refused to upgrade our Vibrant to 2.3. I have had to be running on different custom roms since.


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