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    HTC Desire Owners Thread / Impressions (Review Added)

    Now the wait is finally over - and the deal threads are going manic with the news that T-Mobile orders have been despatched today.. Lets keep this one for further discussion on the phone, apps, tips and tricks of the new Android beasty :).

    - Whos expecting one to arrive tomorrow
    - What apps you going to download when you first get it
    - Any app reccomendations
    - Whos just popped on here out of interest as they're thinking about getting one
    - And from tomorrow, what are ya general impressions

    Links below for full review and android marketplace details - looks like a winner

    can votoe for a case to be made

    androidforums.com/htc…tml
    - m00nie

    4370 Comments

    Original Poster

    TECHRADAR REVIEW LINK:

    ]HTC Desire detailed review

    HTC DESIRE NOW NUMBER 1 ON TECHRADAR TOP 15 CURRENT MOBILE PHONE LIST:

    techradar.com/new…=16

    ANDROID MARKETPLACE LINKS:

    android.com/mar…et/
    uk.androlib.com/

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    Retail packaging and contents (This is what i got from T-Mobile) - includes 4GB memory card:

    http://i42.tinypic.com/23hsql1.jpg

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    Some cases:

    [SIZE="4"]GEL CASE - £2.95 INC DELIVERY:[/SIZE]
    amazon.co.uk/gp/…uct

    http://i43.tinypic.com/rgywra.jpg

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2dbp181.jpg

    [SIZE="4"]FLIP CASE - £2.95 INC DELIVERY:[/SIZE]
    amazon.co.uk/Acc…_10

    http://i44.tinypic.com/mbjs79.jpg


    http://i40.tinypic.com/2s12kbb.jpg

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    Mine comes tomorrow

    Apps i'll be downloading:

    Co-pilot
    Facebook
    Pocket Ebay
    Paypal

    I really want an app which is like the yell.com one - so if anyone knows the best app for searching the phone directory, lemmie know.

    Bookmarking this thread.

    Really really want one of these when my contract expires next month. Just really want to try out Android.

    http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/2624/htcdesire.jpg

    I'm still umming and ahhing if I want this or not
    Had a quick look on eBay I wasn't impressed with the cases available for it.

    mine has been sent, but says 2 days.. would be nice if it came tomorrow.

    Original Poster

    schizoboy;8213137

    I'm still umming and ahhing if I want this or notHad a quick look on eBay … I'm still umming and ahhing if I want this or notHad a quick look on eBay I wasn't impressed with the cases available for it.



    No casing about yet as it's only just been released.. T-Mobile had the earliest batch, majority of retailers getting it April 1st.. Other networks getting it April (Date unknown)

    Original Poster

    massmail666;8213184

    HTC supersonichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdtGsNASxo8



    We are talking about the HTC Desire mate

    HTC Supersonic is a sprint exclusive for summer in the U.S atm - it's unlikely it will even hit europe at all..

    Kind of pointless discussing it, as we will never be able to buy it.. Couldn't even order it in on import, as it's a CDMA device. Wouldn't work here.

    There is a thread open to discuss HTC Supersonic elsewhere on here

    Mine is also due to come tomorrow/monday

    I'm moving from iPhone to Android, but the first few apps i think ill go for are:
    - Movies (I use it on iPhone and there is a Android version, i would be lost without this, useful for checking cinema times etc)
    - CoPilot (Again, use TomTom on iPhone, but definately want a Sat-Nav on my phone!)
    - ]Locale (Definately something i want to check out!)

    Can anyone provide some android apps websites?

    Recommend Apps for:
    Football
    F1
    Radio - Internet stations such as those either online or via DAB radios,aka Talksport
    Browsing - Opera?
    Document viewers such as pdf, word. - Answered odf is native - thats very good (I come from using an iPhone, therefire expect the need to have an app for everything rather than it being done natively!)

    Also any good mods that you can do, only really found a use for my iphone after jailbreaking with emulators and themes etc.

    Original Poster

    Oh ye and i'll also be downloading the Engadget app - Which got released the other day.

    Here's a very good place for you to start. Look at the tab marked 'htc apps starter pack' first. I think Wave Secure is only free until the end of March.

    ]HTC Apps

    massmail666;8213225

    cool, thanks for the info mate, just a quick question, is it possible to … cool, thanks for the info mate, just a quick question, is it possible to get apps for htc phones for free? like a jailbreak for andriod kind of thing?



    99% of Android apps are free. :thumbsup:

    There’s a Remote Control App for controlling iTunes on your PC (and possibly MAC!). It doesn’t stream audio, it’s just a remote.
    phandroid.com/200…et/

    Also a Spotify app but you need a Premium Spotify Account for that which is £10 a month. If you’ve go an account anyway then it’s a free add-on.
    thedailyswarm.com/hea…ng/

    Mine's coming tomorrow.
    Having had a look at the cases on the market - it seems as though the hole in the silicone case for the flash is on the wrong side...anyone else noticed this?
    What cases/screen protectors has everyone gone for?
    or are you all waiting......?

    agree with having app recommendations as I have no idea what apps are good on android

    maxtweenie;8213227

    Here's a very good place for you to start. Look at the tab marked 'htc … Here's a very good place for you to start. Look at the tab marked 'htc apps starter pack' first. I think Wave Secure is only free until the end of March. ]HTC Apps



    thanks for the app link

    mine comes tomorrow, the first thing i am downloading is sky mobile / remote record and then a different web browser maybe, does the desire support JAVASCRIPT ?

    maxtweenie;8213227

    Here's a very good place for you to start. Look at the tab marked 'htc … Here's a very good place for you to start. Look at the tab marked 'htc apps starter pack' first. I think Wave Secure is only free until the end of March. ]HTC Apps



    Cheers for the link

    Spritey - is it worth putting a couple of Andriod app links into the Header post?

    such as:
    android.com/mar…et/
    uk.androlib.com/

    I'm sure there are plenty out there but I don't know which ones are good.

    Original Poster

    colesi;8213641

    Cheers for the linkSpritey - is it worth putting a couple of Andriod app … Cheers for the linkSpritey - is it worth putting a couple of Andriod app links into the Header post?such as:http://www.android.com/market/http://uk.androlib.com/I'm sure there are plenty out there but I don't know which ones are good.



    Indeedy :). Added to the first post as you can do linkable URLs there.

    - Whos expecting one to arrive tomorrow
    Probably wait for a cheap one to come along before buying. If the wait gets too long then I'll sell my Hero and get one at full price.
    - What apps you going to download when you first get it
    Apps
    Alarming!
    Barcode Scanner
    SMS Backup/Restore
    Midomi
    PktAuctionseBay
    Swype
    Astro
    yxFlash
    Games
    Labyrinth
    Replica Island
    WordWrench
    Toonwars
    Custom ROM
    Probably cook something myself once the phone becomes rootable
    After Installing custom ROM
    Titanium Backup
    WaveSecure (in system folder so it's more secure)
    - Any app reccomendations
    See above
    - Whos just popped on here out of interest as they're thinking about getting one
    Been thinking about getting one for a long time!
    - And from tomorrow, what are ya general impressions
    Its still today!

    Anyone who has a bluetooth keyboard and was wanting to use it can use this application:
    mymobilegear.com/And…php

    Compatible Keyboards

    * ThinkOutside Shasta Keyboard
    * Freedom Pro Keyboard
    * Freedom Universal Keyboard I & II
    * Chainpas SmartKeyboard
    * Freedom Blackberry Keyboard
    * Amzer SmartKeyboard
    * Xema BlueKeyboard
    * Snap-N-Type Keyboard
    * i.Tech Virtual Keyboard

    My iGo Stowaway doesn't work but let's hope an app update in the future makes it work

    derrycityboy;8213568

    Opera is amazing, especially if you aren't connected to wi-fi. Its even … Opera is amazing, especially if you aren't connected to wi-fi. Its even fast on 2G!!Check these out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGB0mZjJyYYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTLGuHbPK7chttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfnw4VT2tO8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNlbl-FdN-M



    love opera mobile and mini just the best mobile web browsers on the market for me (though not really used safari). For me Opera mobile renders pages including advance javascript stuff (web 2.0) really well often as good as firefox or chrome.

    TheGimp;8213794

    Anyone who has a bluetooth keyboard and was wanting to use it can use … Anyone who has a bluetooth keyboard and was wanting to use it can use this application:http://www.mymobilegear.com/AndroidKBDriver.phpCompatible Keyboards * ThinkOutside Shasta Keyboard * Freedom Pro Keyboard * Freedom Universal Keyboard I & II * Chainpas SmartKeyboard * Freedom Blackberry Keyboard * Amzer SmartKeyboard * Xema BlueKeyboard * Snap-N-Type Keyboard * i.Tech Virtual KeyboardMy iGo Stowaway doesn't work but let's hope an app update in the future makes it work



    sadly like you i have an iGo stowaway keyboard

    oh and mine should be coming tomorrow if they haven't made any mistakes. Not sure now I have bought it that I could wait for the second batch of phones to be delivered

    Original Poster

    Link to Techradar full review added to first post

    Give it a read - looks like it's a complete winner.

    Any stupid ones available?

    Like spirit level, where did i park etc?

    Oh, and it might sound stupid, but how do you unlock it? Not root it and all that, but physically unlock the phone

    Awesome, as a new android owner, there is some very useful info here!!

    Getting mine tomorrow. Looking forward to playing with it. Not sure what apps to go for yet, probably Facebook, Locale, Google Goggles.

    ]Here's a brief video of a pre-release model if you haven't already seen it. No sound. Look how many fingerprints are on the screen! Hopefully the screensavers are better than a spinning cube ;-)

    Will be following this thread with interest!

    paul555;8214998

    Getting mine tomorrow. Looking forward to playing with it. Not sure what … Getting mine tomorrow. Looking forward to playing with it. Not sure what apps to go for yet, probably Facebook, Locale, Google Goggles.]Here's a brief video of a pre-release model if you haven't already seen it. No sound. Look how many fingerprints are on the screen! Hopefully the screensavers are better than a spinning cube ;-)Will be following this thread with interest!



    Should have said, T-mobile have told me before 1pm tomorrow, ordered it today at 3pm.
    Is there a full list of apps any where? I have no idea what will be available other than those mentioned on here.

    Also will follow this thread with interest. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    sancho1983;8214606

    Any stupid ones available?Like spirit level, where did i park etc?



    There's a flickering lighter so you can wave it at Barry Manilow concerts.

    sancho1983;8214606

    Any stupid ones available?Like spirit level, where did i park etc?



    What about ]this one. Lol :-D

    lmao

    paul555;8215576

    What about ]this one. Lol :-D



    PMSL thats great, not sure what it would could be used for :whistling:

    Getting mine tomorrow, my first Android phone and I'm ditching my iPhone for it so it'd better be good!

    Is there an XBMC app Andrew?

    Original Poster

    bazzaric;8215865

    Is there an XBMC app Andrew?



    There is indeed - a couple on the marketplace actually.

    forum.xbmc.org/sho…346

    Bit of a long shot but can you watch browser sites that show the footy like v share and u stream.Something i will have to look into be nice to find mobile version of sopcast or veetle
    What about the best sat nav app ( totally new to this android stuff)

    lugsy3;8216126

    Bit of a long shot but can you watch browser sites that show the footy … Bit of a long shot but can you watch browser sites that show the footy like v share and u stream.Something i will have to look into be nice to find mobile version of sopcast or veetleWhat about the best sat nav app ( totally new to this android stuff)



    a mobile version of sopcast and I'd be in heaven.

    Probably only matter of time , not sure if veetle would work. Will have to search around mobile footy would be superb.

    I hope there is a way to get voice to text working on it that is on the nexus one but I doubt it.
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