HD2, HD7, Only A year in the life of…
Oh crud, I was playing with my HTC HD2 today, obviously, a comparison with the HTC HD7 I just acquired needed to be done. When I started looking at dates and posts though, I got a bit shocked at my gadget junkiness. I’m sitting here surrounded by a plethora of HTC Phones, and PDA’s. Considering that, on January 30, 2010, I was unboxing the HTC HD2, and comparing it to the HTC Touch Diamond 2. Really though, most alarming is the fact that since that unboxing, in the space of 15 months, I have had 4 new HTC devices. and I have to keep them all just in case. In my reality, I can justify keeping all of these working devices for the purpose of testing new software, ad infinitum, bla etc; bla bla. Sometimes though you just have to do a double take, and stocktake, and accept the fact that your a gadget junkie. So unboxing the HD7, and playing with it, triggered a bit of a retrospective mood for me. Should I be worried?
SO it only makes sense that I do a couple of pics of the HD7 with the HD2.
The HTC HD2 was the second coming for Windows Mobile, it brought power, and hidden speed to the platform, when it was at it’s darkest. From the pictures you can see, the HD7 is just that bit larger than the HD2, it’s also sporting an upgraded chipset. The difference between the SLCD and SAMOLED capacitive screens is barely discernable, the HD7 is lighter than the HD2 as well.
The biggest differenced between the two, battery life, Windows Phone is battery hungry, with a lot of always on applications. You can moderate those settings, but by default, Windows Phone pulls down info via your data connection regularly.
The user experience is similar, the size of the phone is still manageable, and the WP7 keyboard is exceptional, in fact I’ve never experienced a better software keyboard.
I don’t know how much a HTC fanboi’s opinion of HTC devices, bears weight, but the fact that I’ve had a lot in a short time, and stick with them must say something. Being obsessive about being on the cutting edge of Mobile OS’s, and continually updating, for real world use, devices, I find my mobile mental illness justifiable.