HTC Omega poses for the camera, bidding open in Algeria
0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2011, 05:24 posted on
It’s been only a couple of days until we saw the first renders of the HTC Omega leak out on the web, and now the Windows Phone Mango handset is up for sale on an Algerian auction site…
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1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Does that phone have HTC sense or is it just an HTC app ?
2. Jinlol (unregistered)
just an app by HTC
4. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Okay, boring. All WP7 look the same, with very few options to personalize it. If Microsoft had allowed HTC sense, Touchwiz, or Nokia Harmattan WP7 would be much more interesting.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
While normally I would be defending W7 from your mean, mean self, Pete, actually I do think you have a point. Part of Androids' appeal is that Samsungs do not look like Motorolas, which do not look like HTC's, which would not be mistaken for a LG, and so on. While the metro UI is part of Windows appeal and makes it practical and easy to operate, at some point MS will have to open up the visual side of the UI to the imagination of these companies. Let them stand out a little. W7 needs a little pizzazz to stand out in this market. It is the functionality of W7 that makes it a great, unique OS. Not the visuals. Let these companies help you sell your product. I want more W7 choices and successes.
8. Jyakotu (Posts: 839; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
And it's because of Sense, Touchwiz, Blur, and all the other Android skins that Android suffered from fragmentation. I like that Microsoft took a unified approach to WP7. The iPhone has little customization options, yet it's one of the most popular smartphones in the world. And WP7 actually does offer some customization: the Live Tiles. I know the screen shots make them look boring, but if you use a WP7 in person, you'd be amazed at how the tiles make WP7 come alive.
9. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
I have used WP7 for over a month in person, and there is almost no personalization options in WP7. You can change the background color to black or white, you can change the color of the live tiles, you can rearrange the live tiles and you can change the image on the lock screen, and you can choose between one of the preinstalled ringtones.
That's it, i've just listed all the personalization options in WP7.
12. Jyakotu (Posts: 839; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
And people usually root their Android phones and download different launchers just to make their phones function properly and to be updated to the newest version. Personalization aside, WP7 has a FAR better ecosystem than Android. In my honest opinion, being an Android user, I only see the phone as an advanced feature phone, much like Samsung's bada OS. Yup, I said it. Nothing a glorified feature phone. *shrugs* At least WP7 handsets thus far feel more business like in a work environment and they can balance work and fun.
Oh, and BTW, WP7 has more market share than bada OS ever will. ;-)
3. lubbalots (unregistered)
Where is the rumored HTC Bresson!
6. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Have heard nothing about it since the beginning of the year, except that it wasn't going to be released in the U.S. at first. So, they skipped a step and didn't release it all.
7. lubbalots (unregistered)
Thought the 16 megapixel Bresson was headed to tmo usa. Was all jacked up about it. Guess we'll find out about it September 1rst.
10. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Hope so. T-Mobile deserves a good, stand out W7 device. They were a stand up partner last year to help W7 get kicked off.
11. bsbokc (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Am I the only one that noticed that this phone has the old windows phone logo on the back. The new one is supposed to look like tiles. So what the heck did Microsoft change their mind again?
13. lubbalots (unregistered)
I don't think Peterlfromsweden realizes the potential of wp7. First of all wp7 has only been out less than two years and from moment of it's birth, it needs time to grow. No one is born as an adult. All the OSs has gone through growth stages in the form of "updates" and that includes Peterlfromsweden's beloved Bada. Now imagine an OS born mature, there would be no need for updates. That OS would die fast. I ask, who wouldn't want to see an OS with new updated features and add-ons? Peterlfromsweden, your customization arguement has no merit. IOS's success was not based on this. Its the intuativity and simplicity the IU and its apps that eases the everyday lifestyle that makes an OS great. Wp7 sets to achieve this as seen in their early commercials. For wp7, the potential and possibilities are within the yearly major updates. Who knows, future updates may allow for changing background to any type in wp7.