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  Reply # 391238 13-Oct-2010 10:45 Send private message

Kyanar:
Paulthagerous: 

So the logical question then would be how stable are Zune devices?  I don't actually know anyone that has one to ask...


I've never heard bad things about them (except the horrible colour and naming a feature "squirting") but sadly they've never been available in NZ.  Pretty much doomed to failure on the NZ market then eh?


Hence why I don't know anyone :)  But surely someone on GZ has imported one?




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  Reply # 391275 13-Oct-2010 11:45 Send private message

I have a Zune HD and it's awesome. Flawless. Awesome-0

Screen is nice and UI is neat.




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  Reply # 391292 13-Oct-2010 12:19 Send private message

billgates: I have a Zune HD and it's awesome. Flawless. Awesome-0

Screen is nice and UI is neat.


Main thing is though:  Does it ever have issues and need resets etc?




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  Reply # 391317 13-Oct-2010 13:20 Send private message

Paulthagerous:
billgates: I have a Zune HD and it's awesome. Flawless. Awesome-0

Screen is nice and UI is neat.


Main thing is though:  Does it ever have issues and need resets etc?


Haven't had to reset it since I have had it since it's lasunch last year. Has an tegra prcessor and OLED screen. It's smooth. Checkout some zunehd videos on youtube.




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  Reply # 391321 13-Oct-2010 13:39 Send private message

billgates:
Paulthagerous:
billgates: I have a Zune HD and it's awesome. Flawless. Awesome-0

Screen is nice and UI is neat.


Main thing is though:  Does it ever have issues and need resets etc?


Haven't had to reset it since I have had it since it's lasunch last year. Has an tegra prcessor and OLED screen. It's smooth. Checkout some zunehd videos on youtube.


Im not too worried about the hardware side of things.  But if it hasn't had to be reset once, and it is the same underlying tech as WP7 then thats a good sign :)




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  Reply # 391345 13-Oct-2010 14:42 Send private message

Paulthagerous: 
Main thing is though:  Does it ever have issues and need resets etc?


All smartphones require resetting every now and then.  How often depend on many things.  For example, my BlackBerry 9700 used to lock up about once a month, now its about every two weeks.  The difference between then and now is now i am using a lot more apps on the device.

My advise is to pick good mobile OEMs, like HTC, Samsung, SE etc... that has a track record of making reliable hardware and good software support.

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  Reply # 391347 13-Oct-2010 14:43 Send private message

My Motorola Milestone used to reset itself when unlocking it... My Windows Mobile 6.5 device never had this kind of problem.





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  Reply # 391355 13-Oct-2010 15:04 Send private message

Kiwipixter:
Paulthagerous: 
Main thing is though:  Does it ever have issues and need resets etc?


All smartphones require resetting every now and then.  How often depend on many things.  For example, my BlackBerry 9700 used to lock up about once a month, now its about every two weeks.  The difference between then and now is now i am using a lot more apps on the device.

My advise is to pick good mobile OEMs, like HTC, Samsung, SE etc... that has a track record of making reliable hardware and good software support.


I agree: the odd reset is not a huge issue.  But if you have to do it too often it is very frustrating




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  Reply # 391445 13-Oct-2010 18:01 Send private message


Kiwipixter: All smartphones require resetting every now and then.  How often depend on many things.  For example, my BlackBerry 9700 used to lock up about once a month, now its about every two weeks.  The difference between then and now is now i am using a lot more apps on the device.

My advise is to pick good mobile OEMs, like HTC, Samsung, SE etc... that has a track record of making reliable hardware and good software support.


Remember: if an app isn't running, it isn't running.  For the moment, WP7 has no concept of background applications like WM6.  You're either running one app, or none (oversimplification of course - the OS itself likely runs some apps itself).

And Microsoft isn't even allowing OEMs apart from the trusted names to make them.  Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, Motorola, Toshiba, Samsung, Dell (off the top of my head).  "Bob's discount phones" couldn't get a license if they tried.

 

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  Reply # 391446 13-Oct-2010 18:04 Send private message

Kyanar:
Kiwipixter: All smartphones require resetting every now and then.  How often depend on many things.  For example, my BlackBerry 9700 used to lock up about once a month, now its about every two weeks.  The difference between then and now is now i am using a lot more apps on the device.

My advise is to pick good mobile OEMs, like HTC, Samsung, SE etc... that has a track record of making reliable hardware and good software support.


Remember: if an app isn't running, it isn't running.  For the moment, WP7 has no concept of background applications like WM6.  You're either running one app, or none (oversimplification of course - the OS itself likely runs some apps itself).

And Microsoft isn't even allowing OEMs apart from the trusted names to make them.  Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, Motorola, Toshiba, Samsung, Dell (off the top of my head).  "Bob's discount phones" couldn't get a license if they tried.
 


Remember though: it's not like you lose your stuff. Applications are "frozen" and a tombstone is created with the app state. Good developers will be able to restore the application to the exact state where it was when it was "sent to background".

Obviously, not many apps require this kind of treatment.






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  Reply # 391549 13-Oct-2010 21:29 Send private message



freitasm:
Remember though: it's not like you lose your stuff. Applications are "frozen" and a tombstone is created with the app state. Good developers will be able to restore the application to the exact state where it was when it was "sent to background".

Obviously, not many apps require this kind of treatment.


Yup.  I was responding to the implication that WP7 stability could be affected by applications- I doubt it could be, much the same as iPhone's invulnerability to instability caused by apps.

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  Reply # 391566 13-Oct-2010 22:25 Send private message

Kyanar:

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And Microsoft isn't even allowing OEMs apart from the trusted names to make them.  Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, Motorola, Toshiba, Samsung, Dell (off the top of my head).  "Bob's discount phones" couldn't get a license if they tried.

 

Right, you might be to young to remember early WM devices from "Bob's discount phones" like the Eten, Imate (HTC was the OEM), BenQ, Acer.  Even the respectable Motorola made awful WM phones, Palm as well.  It took many years for HTC to final bring out decent WM phones, they and HP to the lesser extent, are the only OEMs that have made decent WM phones.  The rest was rubbish. 

   

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  Reply # 391585 13-Oct-2010 22:53 Send private message

technicaljoe: A somewhat pathetic launch line-up...

I will hold off upgrade until Telecom release HTC HD7.
For me, that means limping along with my semi broken HTC Magic.


Samsung Galaxy S is very nice. I'm really enjoying mine.




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  Reply # 391627 14-Oct-2010 07:35 Send private message

Samsung Omnia 7 is now availble on clove.co.uk for pre-order

http://www.clove.co.uk/samsung-omnia-7-gt-i8700






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  Reply # 391649 14-Oct-2010 09:24 Send private message

The Omnia 7 does look nice - but sadly Vodafone only (or Telecom only in urban areas - 900/1900/2100MHz 3G).

If only Telecom hadn't picked the LG Optimus of all devices to launch with.

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