Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th May 2011 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this is some good news on this fine morning. After Sony Ericsson announcing official support for bootloader unlocking on their Android phones, HTC has just stepped it up a notch: the company's CEO (no less) has announced on Facebook that going forward, HTC will no longer lock down any of their phones' bootloaders.
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HTC was always cool
by molnarcs on Fri 27th May 2011 10:58 UTC
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

I always loved HTC handsets - so do many people on xda-developers. One of the reasons is that they were always hackable. I had winmob 6.5 + latest HTC sense on my old Blackstone. They also build very very solid phones. I threw the Blackstone across the room once (by accident, was just gesturing wildly and it flew off my hand) - battery cover fell off, put it back, no damage whatsoever (minor scratch only). Same with my Nexus One - it's very sturdy. I'd say it's almost like old NOKIA sturdiness.

Another thing I recall reading on xda-devs is that one of the members asked them a technical question (related to hacking the phone) and they actually answered in detail. I also heard a few times that HTC is cool about warranty - ie you don't loose it if you try other mods if the problem is obviously hardware related.

I hope the next Nexus is done by HTC again (though I can't see any reason to change my N1 in the next 1-2 years). Their only weakness is their shitty camera - but I never cared for that, I have my pocketable ultrazoom with me all the time (PANASONIC TZ7) - and I never really used the camera on my phone.

Edited 2011-05-27 11:01 UTC

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RE: HTC was always cool
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th May 2011 11:03 in reply to "HTC was always cool"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, the camera on my HTC HD7 is pretty damn shitty when taking photo's - when recoding HD video, however, it's actually pretty darn good.

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RE[2]: HTC was always cool
by molnarcs on Fri 27th May 2011 15:00 in reply to "RE: HTC was always cool"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

The N1 camera is crap for both ;) But as I said, I don't mind it at all. Curiously, the Blackstone had better camera than the N1, even though it's 2 years older. NOKIA, SonyEricsson are probably the best. My N1 camera is comparable to the SE W800i, and that's a really ancient phone (over 6 years!).

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RE[2]: HTC was always cool
by Tuishimi on Fri 27th May 2011 19:04 in reply to "RE: HTC was always cool"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, same here, I have the HD7 as well. Great for movies! Photos look like a van Gogh rip-off.

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