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Best smartphone on market, but needs modifications
on 7 February 2010
If you get this amazing phone, note that it has flaws straight out of the box.
Please visit xda-developers website where you will find (search their forums for) SWYPE - a phenomenal tool for vastly increasing your text entry speed, and a whole host of other modifications which you can download and install - for example, a tool for showing you your exact remaining battery percentage at the top-right, rather than the standard 3-bar chart.
The phone has some nice touches. Hook it up to a laptop or PC and it offers you 3 clear options: use phone's internet connection as modem, use phone as mass-storage device (youe phone literally appears as a USB storage device, making file transfers very easy), or synchronise device with PC.
Also, you can set the phone up as a wireless router, and connect to it with your laptop, using the phone's 3g internet connection. how cool is that?
iPhone, eat your heart out - the HD2 has a bigger screen, better resolution, faster processor, more memory, and a more customisable user interface.
Problems with the phone? of course - HTC messaging, the SMS software, has issues: it cannot mark SMS as unread, for example, and there is a bug whereby sometimes the phone doesn't send SMS so you have to reset then send yourself a SMS in order to clear the SMS outbox. But these are minor niggles I'm happy to put up with.