Dear Leo community,
First of all thanks for your patience and respect u showed so far. I seriously couldn’t find the appropriate time to respond directly and in daily basis to all of your questions regarding Leo, coz as I said b4, I had to deal with other running projects as well. It was really hard to collect all of your questions, in order to give you a more detailed feedback and whenever i was logging in, for such reason, I was seeing this thread being bombed. Some questions being posted for the 1st time and some others requestioned again. The thing is that, so far we are already, few days before HTC’s official product website announcement for the simplest reason that T-Mobile and O2, got product’s exclusivity, so HTC is obliged to announce it soon, though its market launch was dedicated for later on, but you should be aware that things in this particular job, changes rapidly.
And for all of you who don’t know about this really important process, I will try to make it as clear as possible. When a product - and in our case a cell - is ready from construction’s or design basis, then it’s time for mockups to start circulating, throughout global Operators, discussions take over via managers, whether they do want it or not, huge offers take place, through strictly confidential meetings and then, when the process is finalized, the Operator who makes the greatest of the offers, finally gets the exclusivity of the product. Such process depends, on how much pieces each and every Operator forecasts to sell (depending on consumers and success or not, of product’s predecessor, in our case HD aka Blackstone) and how the market flows so far. All other Operators (Vodafone, T-Mobile etc) have to strictly follow this process or guidelines being given and release or advertise the product only when first candidate Operator’s exclusivity (two weeks, a month, three months and so on) is finally done. The longer the exclusivity, the greater amount of money the Operator spends, the more pieces predicts to cell, the more ARPU expects.That was just a simple explanation for u to know from now and on, when or how you will expect Hero branded models from all vendors and more specifically, why O2, Vodafone, Orange or T-Mob do have exclusivities or not.
Alright that was marketing stuff
We have a long way through this post for you to know, so keep your eyes open, read carefully and try finally to post questions (if u will have any further, from now and on) which are not included in any way, in any form, so as not to bomb this thread with questions which already have been made and answered in any way. Otherwise, follow the classic rules of forum search, or simply go back and read. I will have to ask for forgiveness by the admins once more for such a long - and I bet in3 or 4 doses – post. First I will deal with all ur answers, will give u previous more detailed Matrix video information, post an H264 video benchmark results, move onto detailed and finalized Leo’s Original specs from any point of view and finally will, give you more detailed Leo’s photos from HW basis. Just remember that this post took more than 5days to be composed (that’s another reason of my long absence for all those endless and dumb non-believers), had to go back again and again, to recheck, to gather more and more info and questions, had breaks in between (sleep, food, sex (lol), but in any way I tried to maintain it in a nice flow in all matters. Njoy it my friends…
Questions – Answers:
Originally Posted by ez2remember
I know you mentioned there are stereo speakers but from all the pictures I've seen including yours there seems to be only one speaker grill which means mono speaker. Where is the 2nd speaker grills for stereo?
If the two speakers are in the same place then that really defeats the object of being stereo because you need separation...
Thanks a million for all your info/replies posted here. I think you swung me away from the N900 to the Leo/HD II!
I didn’t mention they are two stereo speakers m8 and in case I did, probably I’ve explained it the wrong way. As you and all the rest see, from the official Leo specs which I am giving you today, there is a speaker in stereo format as it is claimed to be. There is only one grill on the back of Leo. Ur right about separation according to stereo, but in all specs I have received so far, it’s clearly mentioned, that it’s a stereo build loudspeaker.
Originally Posted by Leechoonhwee
For people who asked about pinch zoom on opera, IE, etc. The HD II should be released with 6.5.1 and future build updates from then on will have the function across the ROM.
HD will be released with 6.5.1 WM version, so no question about pitch zoom on Opera, IE, etc
Originally Posted by chocula81
I think there has been no info about a couple of things... ?is there a hardware camera button? ?Tv-out?
Thanks in advance!
I think many others on this thread already answered this, so I am verifying it even in written format, along with the pics I am giving u, that there is an absence of a dedicated camera button and there is no TV-Out support.
Originally Posted by theomni
B3ler3fonte, I apologize if this question was asked before. I just saw your post a few pages ago so I'm assuming you have a production copy of the Leo.
My question is how do you find the camera? In terms of picture quality, speed, and usage, what do you think of it?
Thanks! And I envy you for having that!!! Thanks very much for your help!
Dear theomni, I do find the camera pretty good in terms of quality, though I think it could be better. Owners of HTC Hero (along with me
)I think they are happy with its in-build HTC branded 5.0Mp cam and what was absent from Leo, was a strong flash to fill in the gab and complete its package. In terms of quality, I hope my below pics will be enough to clarify themselves whether ur satisfied or not
In terms of usage, though ur question is not that much clear, I must say, that it’s easy to be used, though a stable hand needs to be there for clear shots.
Originally Posted by Canterbury
firstly - cheers B3ler3fonte for all the time and info - great reading and much appreciated..
* i haven't read any reference to internal storage, is there any? (for music/videos etc)
(aside from a micro sd lot) n900 has 32GB and comparing to Leo with device database it has 0 ?? * can you please show pic of landscape keyboard on screen
most of the time the device is portrayed in portrait mode, while i would want to predominantly use it in landscape. cheers from down under (NZ)
Canterburry and to the rest of u. As u may understand what most vendors do and there is a huge truth behind it, is when they r creating a hero model, its simply impossible to include so many features and advanced characteristics. It’s a common sense. Otherwise the price wud be closer to a laptop (as Leo’s price is @ the moment) and then there would be a majority of those who wud be opposing to its extremely high price. So, follow the rule, that its so simple for manufacturers to build the best full-all-in-1 PDA/cell ever, but then the price would be high and besides, its like pc components..they have to keep something for future products to keep the market pending
. Never forget…that everything is circulating around money, so don’t questions urselves why Leo is not equipped with a 12.1MP cam, 800x600 video resolution recording quality and so on and so forth, why its capacity of internal storage is 207.13MB based on official specs and so on. In one phrase: It won’t be any device on the market, till the policy will change (which I personally doubt about it), where a fully equipped device will be launched. They perfectly know what they r doing…blv me.
Originally Posted by makeveral
now im just wondering if we will be able to use wm7 with the hd2
In order to save some answers, I am posting you a far more detailed specs of Leo, so, as u can clearly see from the specs, u’ll notice (and I think it was a question which was circulating from loads around this thread, of whether future WM7 will or will not be supported by Leo) that it will be absolutely supported. I think we should all celebrate!!