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HTC HD7 - Part 2 The NOs

Let me start with the similarity between the WP7 and the original iPhone.

Just like the first iPhone, these are the NOs

1. No Copy and Paste function.

2. No front camera for video call.

3. No multitasking. Only the system apps are able to multitasked.

4. No sharing of data between apps. The applications are sandbox.

5. No folder for application.

6. And last but not least, NO Flash and Java support !!!

So do you think it's a Copycat?

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HTC HD7 - Part 1

Managed to get my hand on the HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7. This article is just a quick summary of my first impression.

The HD7 is huge!!! It has a 4.3 inches huge display. I am a Asian and it feels a bit odd on my palms. The thickness of the phone is about 11.2mm which is thinner than the iPhone 3. It weighs 162gm.

The build quality of the phone is typical that of HTC and nothing great to shout about. The back cover is thin and fragile but I doubt you will open up that often, so it's fine.

The ringer volume is kind of soft with the default ringtone. I have not managed to change the tone and it might sounds better with other tones.

I am still trying to configure the phone. Unfortunately I am not able to connect to my hidden wifi network. There is no option for me to manually specify the SSID. Will try to figure it out later.

To be continue...

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Using iPad Wifi + 3G in Singapore

iPad 3G does work in Singapore. However it will involves trimming your existing SIM to fit into the microSIM slot. Here's the photos of my work and the connection to SingTel. Do take note that you will have to manually configure the APN to connect to SingTel data network.

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Why iPad

A lot have been said about the iPad, you would have already know what it have or have not. Just to re-cap, the iPad does not have USB port and webcam, it does not support java and flash. So why iPad when all these supposedly standards are not included?

First of all, iPad is not a computer. It's not intended to replace your PC or laptop. It serves as a in-between for your phone and PC. It's give you the convenience of instant start to your surfing habit, reading emails, ebooks, watching movies etc on your bedside, by the pool or on the plane, anywhere you can think of including your bathroom.

You do not have to worry about registry, 5 minutes to boot your PC, viruses and defragmentation. Your grandparents would have no problem with the device. My 71 years old father-in-law does not how to use a smartphone or a PC, however he is happily using the iPhone that I have given to him. Now with the iPad, he will have bigger screen and more full-fledged application. He will be able to us…

Apple iPad

Since the announcement if Apple iPad, there have been many negative comments all over the world, from the name, to the design and hardware. Is the comments justifiable? Let me do some quick analysis.

1. iPad, eyepad, maxi-pad or iTampon? Why did Apple, for all it's brilliant, uses such a controversial name? And due to the name, there will be a lawsuit from Fujitsu. It's all about marketing ploy. With all the jokes around the name, does it helps that the iPad is all over the places?

2. The design with the large black borders. Then again, with a 10" size tablet device, you need to hold on to it and not mess with the multi-touch in the display. With the borders, it helps that you can comfortably holds on to the device on your crouch.

3. No webcam? It's a let down but come to think of it, how many times have you use your webcam for video conferencing? I have done that less than 5 times on my iMac and MacBook. And many of my friends are in the same boat as me. They trie…