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What should I get to replace my HD2

I am coming to the end of my contract in a few months and am not sure what phone to get next. I tend to spend weeks and months deciding on what to buy when choosing a mobile. I love my HD2 I was running Android since last summer from sd card and then for a while from nand. The nand Android was fantastic with everything working 100% and great battery life (ie a charge overnight would last all day). This week I have installed WP7 and have enabled LIVE services so its like a new phone all over again, I think I will probably change back to Android though. I'm worried that after having such a great phone that I mightn't be so lucky next time, therefore I am willing to wait for something worth upgrading to with a faster processor etc. What are your thoughts...

PS my phone was a bargain I spotted on HUKD at £25 for 18 month from virgin

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 21, 2011 at 17:26

I've had a HTC HD2 since launch. I am still using it, but for the last 6 weeks I've mostly used a HTC Desire HD. And though I miss many of the HD2's features, the Desire HD is much faster. (having said that, I find Opera and WinMo's email client on the HD2 better than what Android has to offer. But that is maybe just habit?)

zorsefoal  Jan. 21, 2011 at 20:40

you could keep the same phone and get a cash back contract if that helps;)

mrew42  Jan. 24, 2011 at 16:12

Keep your HD2 and put Android on it. There's not a vast amount of difference between the HD2 and the Desire HD so at least you get to try before investing too heavily. Then you can switch to a sim only contract (possibly cashback too as zorsefoal mentioned)

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2011 at 16:26

mrew, you got a point. And the HD2 is definitely better made. I have abused mine for a year, and it looks like new. Battery life also is better than on the Desire HD - at least when in WinMo. Meanwhile, my 6 weeks-old Desire HD needs a new volume rocker...

mrew42  Jan. 24, 2011 at 16:34

@JanSt - If you're feeling particularly wierd you can dual boot Win7 & Android at the same time. At least it gives a level of flexibility that I've not seen on many other phones.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2011 at 16:40

I had the HD7 on launch day and returned it - I think until the 'BIG' update, I will live just fine without WP7 lol. But true, Android and winmo6.5 on the HD2 are quite a feat. Almost like installing full Ubuntu programs on the Nokia N900

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