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on 8 August 2010
Bought as an upgrade for Axim x51v as mostly interested in a faster PDA with bigger screen.
Screen is brilliant and speed is amazing, but getting used to a touch screen is not so easy. Not all WM6.1 software moves, some really old software works well, but have needed upgrade for several packages eg Lexisgoo dictionary, cash manager programme (spbFinance didn't work, decent file manger (Resco File Explorer is excellent) HTC Sense does something to screen layouts of old software, changing to spbMobile Shell solved these problems. Several other programs needed Registry tweaks to get them running and weirdest of all Memory Map map size is more restricted on HD2 than Axim!!!
Battery charging is easier than with Axim as HD2 is limited to about 380mA charging current, so charges happily, if a little slowly off USB or external battery pack. Micro USB cables are very cheap, so can have plenty of charging points around. Battery life is about the same as the Axim (1.5 - 2 days between charges) if all the data connections are turned off. Battery loses about 10% for 40mins hard work with an Office application using BT keyboard.
GPS is excellent, gets a fix really fast for mapping. Phone is a bonus, means I can throw out my old Nokia, and emails work a treat over the phone (GPRS) on a cheap PAYG SIM. Active Sync operates more reliably than with Axim (WM6.5 improvement?)
All in all, very happy with this new, slimmer, more functional PDA replacement now I've got rid of the social networking stuff and have WM6.5 more exposed.