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 View Poll Results: Do you think there will be WM5 for the Magician?

Yes, official by HTC
 
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Yes, a leaked one
 
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Maybe, but I'm not betting on it too much
 
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Yes, a build by buzz the greatest
 
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No, never
 
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Do you think there will be WM5 for the Magician?

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By rjtd, Senior Member on 17th September 2005, 02:04 AM
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So, what do you think?

(I hope this is not considered a rant)
 
 
17th September 2005, 11:58 AM |#2  
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We're actually just waiting on the Buzz/Raptor news. We'll all kno the answer soon enough I guess.
17th September 2005, 01:11 PM |#3  
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I agree, if the news is coming from Buzz, I have no doubt whether the ROM exists or not.
18th September 2005, 09:08 PM |#4  
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well if it's not going to come available, i'm not going to sit and cry about it. I'm still very happy with it as it is :D
I love my Magician !
18th September 2005, 09:14 PM |#5  
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well if it's not going to come available, i'm not going to sit and cry about it. I'm still very happy with it as it is :D
I love my Magician !
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19th September 2005, 11:27 AM |#6  
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well if it's not going to come available, i'm not going to sit and cry about it. I'm still very happy with it as it is :D
I love my Magician !

Me too.
19th September 2005, 12:51 PM |#7  
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What will change with wm2005? There are tons of wm2003 applications for our devices to keep us satisfied for long long time. I am not saying that I am not interested in getting a working rom for magician, but if this doesn't happen in the right way (official upgrade) we will have many problems and no support at all. So apart from satisfying our curiosity what is our gain?

I must admit that I am rather curious mind, so I'll probably be one of the first to try to put the wm2005 rom in my magician, but I am not expecting much and I am sure after some day coping with the problems I and many others would like to switch back to the good old wm2003.

Anyway I wish good luck to Buzz and all the other guys invloved in this "adventurous" project.
19th September 2005, 01:08 PM |#8  
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If there weren't any improvements Microsoft wouldn't have released it in the first place. It's a bit like asking what's the difference between Win98 and Win XP. Just when it came out everyone was like "Nah ... I'll stick to Win98" etc. When people start using it on a daily basis they wouldn't do without.

Having said that, I'm looking forward to:

1) Permament Storage
2) Better synchronisation with Outlook (inc. Contact Pictures)
3) Improved one-hand operation
4) Improved PIM

and the list goes on and on.

I sure can live with WM2003SE, but a stable WM5 is definitely my preferred option.
19th September 2005, 01:18 PM |#9  
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If there weren't any improvements Microsoft wouldn't have released it in the first place. It's a bit like asking what's the difference between Win98 and Win XP. Just when it came out everyone was like "Nah ... I'll stick to Win98" etc. When people start using it on a daily basis they wouldn't do without.

Having said that, I'm looking forward to:

1) Permament Storage
2) Better synchronisation with Outlook (inc. Contact Pictures)
3) Improved one-hand operation
4) Improved PIM

and the list goes on and on.

I sure can live with WM2003SE, but a stable WM5 is definitely my preferred option.

I am not talking about an official version but for a leaked one. The official of course should be better and have more benefits! That's undoubtable!

And if you are wondering for the difference about win98 and XP, try installing and living with XP on a Pentium 166. Simply you can't because p166 was not designed to be able to handle winXP.
19th September 2005, 02:41 PM |#10  
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I own a computer shop and people where asking for Windows 98 on a Pentium 4 - 1.4GHz with 256 or 512MB RAM!

Regarding WM5, agreed, I'm only talking about a stable version (whether it's official or not). Mind you, the WM5 we're all waiting for IS MEANT to run on the Magician as it was specifically built for it. Otherwise it wouldn't work in the first place.

And according to Microsoft, the Magician meets the WM5 minimum requirements, mainly being an Xscale compatible CPU, 64MB RAM and 64MB ROM.
19th September 2005, 06:01 PM |#11  
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http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=726702

Check out the O2 XDA Atom...

1. The O2 XDA Atom will have the same processor (or type) as the HTC Magician.
2. The O2 XDA Atom will have Windows Mobile 5.0 (along with other nice things like a long-awaited FM tuner)
3. HTC could have made a Windows Mobile 5.0 build for the Magician and given it some more life, but new devices is the main reason they didn't. More profit here.
4. You guys will be all over this like a free porn DVD giveaway, and get this ROM ported over to the Magician in total defiance of HTC's abandonment stance.
5. Some of you will buy it anyway.

UPDATE: The Atom is not designed by HTC, so chances of ROM portability to the Magician just got a lot slimmer.

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