Category: HTC

Finally got my Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900

Now after using the HTC TITAN for a while I finally got my Nokia Lumia 900 here in Switzerland. My first Windows Phone was the HTC Trophy which I got back in in November 2010. One year later I got the HTC TITAN and the Nokia Lumia 800.

Now since yesterday I own the Nokia Lumia 900, and I think it is the best Windows Phone at the moment.

 

Some of the key features or reasons for the Lumia 900 are:

  • Great Nokia build quality
  • Awesome design
  • 4.3 inch screen perfect size for me
  • Great display colors
  • Good 8 MP camera
  • Internet Sharing (still waiting for a update for my Lumia 800)
  • super fast (Like in every other Windows Phone)
  • excellent antenna performance (I am at some places where I get really bad signal, and other phones like the iPhone and the HTC Titan are dropping calls from time to time, my Lumia 900 gets a much better reception.)
  • Windows Phone OS

You can get some more information about the Nokia Lumia 900 on the Nokia Website.

Update:

btw. my Nokia Lumia 900 is running Windows Phone Tango (OS Version: 7.10.8773.98.) with Internet Sharing

Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900

 

 



First Update for the HTC TITAN

HTC TITAN update

Only 2 days after my small HTC TITAN review HTC released the first update for the TITAN. I could not find any information about this update, but there is no visible change at the moment.

HTC TITAN update

HTC TITAN update



Another HTC TITAN Windows Phone review

HTC TITAN

I know I said the Nokia Lumia 800 would be my next Windows Phone, but after Nokia announced that the release date of the Lumia 800 in Switzerland would be Q1/2012 I could not resist to buy a HTC TITAN.

I also know there are a lot of good HTC TITAN reviews already out, but I think maybe I can add some useful information for some people and help them decide. I don’t wanna talk to much about the Windows Phone software, because everyone knows already that Windows Phone 7.5 is a great phone OS.

HTC TITAN Windows Phone

 

HTC TITAN Windows Phone

Hardware

I was an iPhone user for a long time. Last year I decided to buy my first Windows Phone which was a HTC 7 Trophy. The Trophy was not really a great hardware device, it felt cheap and the camera and the screen were really bad. To be fair it was the cheapest Windows Phone at this time.
Now with the TITAN, HTC made a really big step in terms of build quality and features of the device. The HTC TITAN feels like a real high quality phone.
Now as you can see and read it is one of the biggest devices out there. With a 4.7-inch screen, 131.5mm height and 70.7mm width it sounds like a huge phone, but if you compare it to other phones it not a lot more to carry around. I compared it to a bunch of other phones like the 4-inch Samsung Omina 7, 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S2 and the 4.3-inch HTC Desire HD. And it really does not matter if you have a HTC Desire or a HTC TITAN to carry around. It actually feels really light in your pocket and does not use that much space because it is just 9.9mm thick.
I never was a fan of big phones, and I was not sure if the HTC TITAN wasn’t too big for me. But after the first days I really started to like the size and it isn’t a problem at all.
you want to compare different phones in size you can use www.phone-size.com.

Windows Phone

Camera

One of the best features of the HTC TITAN is the great camera. In all reviews everyone mentioned the great camera of the HTC TITAN and it sure is. It’s not just the quality of the images, it has also some extra features like burst shots and panorama shot which allows you to create beautiful panorama pictures.
If you want to compare different cameras you can do this on digitalversus.com.

Performance and battery life

You cannot really say something bad about the performance of the HTC TITAN because it is the fastest Windows Phone device at this moment. This is not only because of the 1.5GHz CPU, which is the fastest CPU in a Windows Phone at the moment, it also because of the new flash storage HTC build in which makes App launching and taking pictures a lot faster.
Even with this huge screen the TITAN has a better battery life than my HTC Trophy before. I could use the HTC Trophy for one day and the HTC TITAN runs about 1.5 days without recharge.

Display

The 4.7-inch display is huge and the Super LCD display steps up to the AMOLED displays from Samsung. Now the only bad thing you could say about the display is the low resolution, but this is not HTC fault. All Windows Phone devices require a resolution of 480×800 which makes it easier for developer.

Overall

Even I would like to get a device with a smaller screen, I think the HTC TITAN is at the moment the best Windows Phone you can get here in Switzerland. Nokia will release their Windows Phones in Q1/2012 in Switzerland and Samsung did not announce an European version of the Samsung Focus S, which makes the HTC the one and only flagship device in Switzerland.

+ Great Screen Quality
+ Good battery life
+ Good performance
+ Very Good camera
+ Good build quality

– Maybe to big for some people

Important Hardware Specs

  • 1.5GHz
  • 4.7-inchSuper LCD display 800 x 480
  • 8 megapixel dual-LED flash
  • Video recording 720p at 30fps
  • Cellular quadband UMTS / HSPA (14.4Mbps) quadband GSM
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Memory 512MB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1,600mAh Battery

Pictures

HTC TITAN Ad

Other Reviews

Winrumors.com
Engadget.com

 



HTC TITAN and Radar now ready to deliver at digitec

Since this morningdigitec has the new Windows Phones form HTC available and ready to deliver.

Digitec Windows Phone

HTC TITAN on HTC.com

HTC Radar on HTC.com

HTC TITAN Review on winrumors.com



Windows Phone Mango for Swisscom Customer

WinodwsPhoneMangoLogo

Yesterday Microsoft started the rollout process for Windows Phone 7.5 Codename Mango. This morning I got the Mango update and a HTC Windows Phone Update for my HTC 7 Trophy (Swisscom branded).

OS Version: 7.10.7720.68
Firmware revison number: 2250.21.40600.166

UPDATE: For those who don’t see a update notification can force the update with a little trick: http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software

Windows Phone Mango Update



Swisscom Windows Phone 7 Update 7.0.7392.0 for HTC 7 Trophy

Windows Phone 7 LogoSwisscom released the Windows Phone 7 Update 7.0.7392.0 for HTC 7 Trophy which is basicly Windows Phone 7 NoDo with SSL security fixes.

  • This cirtical update fixes an issue related to fraudulent third-party digital certificates
  • This release also includes any previous updates you might have missed (such as copy and paste, fast start and resume time for apps and performance tune ups).

Zune Windows Phone 7 Update

Zune Windows Phone 7 Update



Windows Phone 7 NoDo Update live for Swisscom HTC 7 Trophy

Windows Phone 7 NoDo Update

Some minutes ago I got a message on my HTC 7 Trophy with Swisscom branding that an update is ready. Quick installed and everything works fine.

Time an ice cold beer with good friends after a hard updating process ;-)