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Windows just sent me a HTC Mazaa

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10th August 2011, 09:34 AM   |  #1  
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For those who might be interested. I was one of the 50 lucky winners in the ongoing WPAPPITUP student developer competition, and was promised a Mango phone about a week or so ago. To my surprise I arrived home to find a package from Microsoft waiting for me.

Open it up and I find my self a brand new unlocked HTC Mazaa, running Mango 7.10.7720.500 .Here is a screenshot of the about page


It's roughly the exact same as the one in the pictures that were released here back in April. The only difference being some kind of identification number that is etched into the bottom left hand corner.

First impressions the phone is fast, whether it just be the new Mango build or the phone itself I'm not entirely certain. But it runs circles around my HD7. On the same note comparing it to the HD7 it's a lot smaller. It also only has 8gig of internal not upgradable internal memory, which doesn't really cut it for me. However, beggars can't be choosers, and I'm glad to have the phone either way.

The real question is what to do with it. Tmobile was so kind to send me 2 free HD7 s just a few weeks ago for upgrading my plan (my Mom has the other one), which other than the speed (which may or may not be a related to the build of Mango I'm running) seems superior to this Microsoft test phone.

This leads to a few questions:

Developers, do you find it necessary to have more than one phone to test your applications on?

If I decided to sell this phone, how much would it go for? Where would be the best place to sell it?

If you had an extra WP7 phone what would you do with it?

It seems like details about this phone have been shrouded in rumor so if there is anything that I can clear up let me know
10th August 2011, 09:51 AM   |  #2  
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if you can post some pics of the phone and a comparison with the hd7.
10th August 2011, 10:01 AM   |  #3  
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Well, something I see that hasn't been said is that this is an MSM8655 device... another words, 2nd gen 45NM Snapdragon with the Adreno 205. So, how much faster are we talking? My Focus is pretty damn snappy as it is. Also, what's the battery life like?

Interesting. It's a true Mango release device.
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more pictures and descriptions in detail is appreciated, perhaps a video too?

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10th August 2011, 10:34 AM   |  #5  
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please, can you extract rom and post here?

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10th August 2011, 12:16 PM   |  #6  
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please, can you extract rom and post here?

thanks

You could also you know... buy a Windows Phone .
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Originally Posted by Cpitt

First impressions the phone is fast, whether it just be the new Mango build or the phone itself I'm not entirely certain. But it runs circles around my HD7. On the same note comparing it to the HD7 it's a lot smaller. It also only has 8gig of internal not upgradable internal memory, which doesn't really cut it for me. However, beggars can't be choosers, and I'm glad to have the phone either way.

Isn't 7720 the RTM version? Would be nice to know the differences with Beta 2, improvements, new features, etc.
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Here is a photo of HTC Mazaa from another #WPAppItUp winner: twitpic.com/62x2rt
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You could also you know... buy a Windows Phone .

oh do you know any store that already sells the 7720 version
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oh do you know any store that already sells the 7720 version

I was adressing him (and you) as a HD2 owner. If you love the platform you might as well support it, there are phones available sim-free unlocked for under 180€.
As for the request, Microsoft knows all the Mazaa owners so I wouldn't advise any of them to take the risk to extract and share the ROM just to please the modding community (yeah I know this is XDA, why are you here, bla bla bla).

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