T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

Summary: Isn't it always the case that as soon as you get rid of a phone an update comes out to make it better? I no longer have my HD2 and now T-Mobile released an update to fix all the problems I had.

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I wrote a couple weeks ago that I was done with Windows Mobile until Windows Phone 7 was released, in large part due to my sheer frustrations with the T-Mobile HTC HD2 performance. I just read and followed a link from an HTC Tweet that leads to a software update for the T-Mobile HD2. I actually sold my HD2 last week so I cannot test this out and am a bit sorry I did not wait longer to try this on the device.

I haven't yet found the official changelog, but from what I can find from sites like WMExperts the update includes an updated radio (hopefully fixing some of the connection issues), updated Swype (it was unusable on the HD2 before), and stability and responsiveness fixes (all things I had trouble with). So, if all of this is true then the HD2 may now be the device I had wanted when I purchased it. I am a bit disappointed that T-Mobile did not come out on their forums and say an update was coming out thanks to all the issues that people had been reporting.

Topics: Windows, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software

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  • RE: T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

    But is there any Windows Mobile/Windows Phone device that is as stable as iPhone or Android? WP7 may fix that, but it seems pre-7 is fatally flawed.
    kevinsneel
    • Stable? don't be so quick, the iPhone is a bit unstable itself

      Trust me, I've seen people reset their iPhones/iPods because they just simply locked up while doing not much of anything at all. And I've read here of people having some issues with Android.

      The day anyone can make a stable OS on hardware is teh day computer techs can hang up their tool belts.
      John Zern
    • Windows Mobile problems run a lot deeper than stability. And Windows Phone7

      is unlikely to fix any of that.
      DonnieBoy
  • In any case, Windows Mobile is fading fast into irrelevance.

    Goodbye.
    DonnieBoy
    • That's right, to be replaced by Windows Phone 7.

      And once again DB, your post proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that you're worried that Windows phone 7 will make Android a "ho-hum" slow seller, maybe even making Android the definition of word irrelevant.

      You were the one saying that:
      Linux was the Windows killer on the netbook.
      Wrong.
      Gears was the Sharepoint killer.
      Wrong.
      Buzz would be universally used by all
      Wrong.
      Windows 7 a big flop
      Wrong.

      With your track record, I guess that means that Windows Phone 7 will do better then anyone expected! :)
      John Zern
      • RE: T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

        @John Zern

        Don't forget some of Donnie's other infamous predictions - like Microsoft was going to be bankrupt and out of business by the end of 2010.

        I'm fairly certain Donnieboy's prediction there has ZERO chance of coming true either. You just don't go from making $4 BILLION in a quarter to broke in under a year - especially when you're still selling Windows 7 and now Office 2010 hand over fist.
        Wolfie2K3
      • Desperately ramming a failed music player OS onto a smartphone is NO

        guarantee of success. It could be a disaster.
        DonnieBoy
      • RE: T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

        @DonnieBoy.
        Sorry, I don't know from where you are sprouting, but at least 174,516 people differ with you as of now. http://www.facebook.com/KIN
        --Ram--
        Ram U
    • RE: T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

      @DonnieBoy. Your opinion doesn't count when you haven't used Windows Mobile. Everyone knows here that you don't know anything about Microsoft products and never used one .
      --Ram--
      Ram U
      • You don't have to use Windows Mobile to know that the market share is

        Falling like a rock. And, I have played with Window Mobile phones. They SUCK. That is why RIM, Apple, and Android are killing them.
        DonnieBoy
      • @DonnieBoy

        Their market is falling because they decided to kill the product.
        >>And, I have played with Window Mobile phones.
        So you don't know how to use it. your opinion doesn't count still.
        --Ram--
        Ram U
  • MS should release reference platform

    I spent some time with HTC touch phone and have to say that simple finger scrolling does not work well. Apps just start for no reason while scrolling the app list.
    Either nobody had 30 spare seconds to test touch functionality properly or somebody was just too damn lazy to debug the clear problem.
    If MS wants to have success with WP7 they should build their own phone or work very closely with OEMs to show how to do that properly. When simple things such as touch do not work then the whole phone is just a worthless paperweight.
    paul2011
    • Not sure what MS can do, but, jamming a failed music player into a smart

      phone is bound to be a disaster, especially give the lead that Blackberry, Apple, and Google/Partners have.
      DonnieBoy
      • RE: T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

        @DonnieBoy I am sorry to tell you but you do not know what you are talking about.
        paul2011
      • RE: T-Mobile releases HD2 software update, too late for me

        @DonnieBoy You don't have any clue about what you are talking. Kin has 174,516 fans as of this posting. And it is growing at a good speed. Kin is just a teaser of upcoming Windows Phone 7. Check it here <a href="http://www.facebook.com/KIN" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/KIN" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.facebook.com/KIN</a></a><br>--Ram--
        Ram U