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05-14-2012 06:17 PM
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  1. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    The worst possible thing ever occurred to my HD7 last week. I left a glass of water on my nightstand near my phone and I knocked it over while tossing in my sleep. It marinated in water all night. By the morning it was beyond saving.

    Being a T-mobile customer, My only other options were the Lumia 710 and the Radar, while nice, a media heavy user like myself really cannot do the 8GB limit. (I flashed a 64 GB card to my HD7.)

    SO today I went and got a Nexus android since it was free by resigning a contract, figured it'd hold me til windows 8 came out and i'd just get one early instead of waiting the 2 years

    You guys have NO idea how bad it is to have to switch to android and just how much you'll miss your phone once you change. I hate this phone; custom roms, fake wp7 music launchers and all cannot save it. Cherish those live tiles guys and stop worrying about whether your phone will make it to windows 8. It's a sad sad day for me over here
    05-10-2012 03:30 PM
  2. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Why didn't you just get a used HD7 off of craigslist or eBay?
    eric12341, banjaboo and rdubmu like this.
    05-10-2012 03:37 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    *pours one out for the HD7*
    05-10-2012 03:39 PM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    The worst possible thing ever occurred to my HD7 last week. I left a glass of water on my nightstand near my phone and I knocked it over while tossing in my sleep. It marinated in water all night. By the morning it was beyond saving.

    Being a T-mobile customer, My only other options were the Lumia 710 and the Radar, while nice, a media heavy user like myself really cannot do the 8GB limit. (I flashed a 64 GB card to my HD7.)

    SO today I went and got a Nexus android since it was free by resigning a contract, figured it'd hold me til windows 8 came out and i'd just get one early instead of waiting the 2 years

    You guys have NO idea how bad it is to have to switch to android and just how much you'll miss your phone once you change. I hate this phone; custom roms, fake wp7 music launchers and all cannot save it. Cherish those live tiles guys and stop worrying about whether your phone will make it to windows 8. It's a sad sad day for me over here
    Some of us are still holding onto our old HD7, some of us could have sold it to you for a good price.

    I would take back your phone because you are stuck on a 2 year contract with that phone. Just buy one off of Ebay or Craigslist.
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    05-10-2012 03:53 PM
  5. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    Im basically dead broke. I dont even have 40 bucks for a phone, sad to say. college kid, just moved into a new place. I might still check it out though. Most wp7 owners are good people, someone might come through lol
    mud314 likes this.
    05-10-2012 04:00 PM
  6. selfcreation's Avatar
    well thats a sad story!! and a good one as well :) lol

    did you try ALL thes steps before calling it quite with your HD7? : 7: UH OH! I broke my phone!!:
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    05-10-2012 04:03 PM
  7. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    Believe it or not I did to an extent. I pulled the sim card and threw it in rice that very morning and didnt touch it for a day while i used a borrowed iphone. Then I even cracked it open (ive done it many times, Im experienced) and peeked around for any liquid droplets. Its funny because it turns on, but it randomly shoots the volume level all the way down while playing music. the microphone is screwed, and its lags and freezes..... like an android. lol

    I miss this guy. I really think I should just take the advice above and get another one online. I really just got the instantly android out of instinct. I didnt stop to think of my options. It was early and i was stressed lol
    05-10-2012 04:08 PM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    try cleaning it with *rubbing alcohol* and a tooth brush ( if you can open it )

    Ive seen phones come back from the dead just by doing this. you would have the VERY FIRST ZOMBIE WP!! lol


    but yeah , your MIC is probably FINISHED .
    Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 05-10-2012 at 04:24 PM.
    05-10-2012 04:14 PM
  9. mhans311's Avatar
    You could sell the android you just bought and use the money to buy an HD7 off Craigslist or ebay. Just a thought.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    05-10-2012 04:18 PM
  10. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    You could sell the android you just bought and use the money to buy an HD7 off Craigslist or ebay. Just a thought.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    Genius. damn genius. I might do it. By the way, does would every phone from AT&T only work on EDGE if unlocked and used with TMobile? my roommate found a Focus and it has an awesome screen and has SD card capability too
    05-10-2012 04:32 PM
  11. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    You could sell the android you just bought and use the money to buy an HD7 off Craigslist or ebay. Just a thought.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    try cleaning it with *rubbing alcohol* and a tooth brush ( if you can open it )

    Ive seen phones come back from the dead just by doing this. you would have the VERY FIRST ZOMBIE WP!! lol


    but yeah , your MIC is probably FINISHED .
    lmao where exactly should I be cleaning? even if its screwed, I'll still use it as a media player/xbox remote if i can get it to stopp freezing up
    05-10-2012 04:34 PM
  12. rdubmu's Avatar
    Genius. damn genius. I might do it. By the way, does would every phone from AT&T only work on EDGE if unlocked and used with TMobile? my roommate found a Focus and it has an awesome screen and has SD card capability too
    For the most part yes, but there are some areas where At&t has farmed out some 3g, and people in those areas with t-mobile can get 3g access using an at&t phone or bands compatible with at&t.

    Thou who knows what areas that occurs, it might just a cell tower hear and there.
    05-10-2012 04:36 PM
  13. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Honestly, switching to a completely different OS seems like an odd way to tackle the less than 16GB issue. Also, have you considered now going to Craigslist and offering a trade for an HD7 using your Nexus? I'd get some extra cash to balance it out. Also dude just change your expectations, do you seriously need to carry 64GB of media with you at all times?
    05-10-2012 04:53 PM
  14. selfcreation's Avatar
    lmao where exactly should I be cleaning? even if its screwed, I'll still use it as a media player/xbox remote if i can get it to stopp freezing up
    well if you COMPLETELY open up your phone and competently take it ALL apart...

    CLEAN IT ALL!, lol that's the best bet! any metal = clean it.
    05-10-2012 04:57 PM
  15. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    Honestly, switching to a completely different OS seems like an odd way to tackle the less than 16GB issue. Also, have you considered now going to Craigslist and offering a trade for an HD7 using your Nexus? I'd get some extra cash to balance it out. Also dude just change your expectations, do you seriously need to carry 64GB of media with you at all times?
    uhhh, yeah, I do. Are you me? do you live my lifestyle? do you work for clear channel radio and write weekly articles on album reviews and taking concert pics and recording clips of interviews?

    I didnt ask for criticism on my phone choices, I don't care about how the **** you use your phone, dont worry about how I use mine bro. I chose android because they're the only major phone UI with expandable storage (not counting sorry blackberry.) My co-workers all use them for work; THATS why I chose it. happy now?
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    05-10-2012 06:03 PM
  16. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    well if you COMPLETELY open up your phone and competently take it ALL apart...

    CLEAN IT ALL!, lol that's the best bet! any metal = clean it.
    My wife is going to look at me like I'm crazy but I'll do it. If by some digital miracle it works; you will be the first to know my man. Thank you!!
    selfcreation likes this.
    05-10-2012 06:05 PM
  17. oldpueblo's Avatar
    uhhh, yeah, I do. Are you me? do you live my lifestyle? do you work for clear channel radio and write weekly articles on album reviews and taking concert pics and recording clips of interviews?

    I didnt ask for criticism on my phone choices, I don't care about how the **** you use your phone, dont worry about how I use mine bro. I chose android because they're the only major phone UI with expandable storage (not counting sorry blackberry.) My co-workers all use them for work; THATS why I chose it. happy now?
    Calm down (I'm sorry), my point is I highly doubt you access all 64GB at all times as you walk down the street. Just ask yourself what's more important to you, something that you use every minute (the OS/hardware) or something that you only make use of over long stretches of time (ALL 64GB). You record a ton of stuff, okay that's a good reason. But you're telling me you can't offload that/upload to skydrive/figure out another way? What if you lose your device, it's just all gone. Anyway good luck.

    I should add that I believe the Dell Venue Pro is also moddable internally, I think quite a few WP7 devices are.
    05-10-2012 07:00 PM
  18. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    Calm down (I'm sorry), my point is I highly doubt you access all 64GB at all times as you walk down the street. Just ask yourself what's more important to you, something that you use every minute (the OS/hardware) or something that you only make use of over long stretches of time (ALL 64GB). You record a ton of stuff, okay that's a good reason. But you're telling me you can't offload that/upload to skydrive/figure out another way? What if you lose your device, it's just all gone. Anyway good luck.

    I should add that I believe the Dell Venue Pro is also moddable internally, I think quite a few WP7 devices are.
    you're right, i apologize, it's just that i've gotten used to getting criticized over needing more than 16gbs you know? it happens a lot here.

    the dell venue pro I actually wanted to find but no one around tampa had one. I did find a guy who had an hd7 and hated it, (an *****) so i might see what he'd wanna do in terms of trading with a few 20s getting tossed my way too. Thanks though you guys, all of you. you were great help
    05-10-2012 07:23 PM
  19. trivor's Avatar
    Calm down (I'm sorry), my point is I highly doubt you access all 64GB at all times as you walk down the street. Just ask yourself what's more important to you, something that you use every minute (the OS/hardware) or something that you only make use of over long stretches of time (ALL 64GB). You record a ton of stuff, okay that's a good reason. But you're telling me you can't offload that/upload to skydrive/figure out another way? What if you lose your device, it's just all gone. Anyway good luck.

    I should add that I believe the Dell Venue Pro is also moddable internally, I think quite a few WP7 devices are.
    This thread is typical of WP7 users when other people point out limitations of the OS. A lot of us don't feel like "managing" our media to make sure we stay under the artificial 16 GB limit of current WP7 offerings. We don't feel like looking for substitutes for applications we like (I have a whole list that I use all the time on Android). It doesn't matter "how much better" WP7 is than Android any more than it mattered "how much better" Mac Os was than either DOS or early Windows was. If you are the underdog and looking to attract new customers (not just a few dumb or feature phone users) you need to be BETTER than the competition in all ways or you're going to fail - WebOS was way better than iOS or Android and a complete failure in the marketplace. The smartphone market is way more mature and saying people should just switch because WP7 is so elegant and better has worked very poorly so far. How's it going to do when Microsoft abandons WP7 for WP8 - that's going to really engender some loyalty and confidence in MS.
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    05-10-2012 08:59 PM
  20. eric12341's Avatar
    This thread is typical of WP7 users when other people point out limitations of the OS. A lot of us don't feel like "managing" our media to make sure we stay under the artificial 16 GB limit of current WP7 offerings. We don't feel like looking for substitutes for applications we like (I have a whole list that I use all the time on Android). It doesn't matter "how much better" WP7 is than Android any more than it mattered "how much better" Mac Os was than either DOS or early Windows was. If you are the underdog and looking to attract new customers (not just a few dumb or feature phone users) you need to be BETTER than the competition in all ways or you're going to fail - WebOS was way better than iOS or Android and a complete failure in the marketplace. The smartphone market is way more mature and saying people should just switch because WP7 is so elegant and better has worked very poorly so far. How's it going to do when Microsoft abandons WP7 for WP8 - that's going to really engender some loyalty and confidence in MS.
    and what does that have to do with this thread?
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    05-10-2012 09:59 PM
  21. Seketh's Avatar
    and what does that have to do with this thread?
    Didn't you know? You can't say anything bad about Android on the Windows Phone Forums, there are knights in shining armor ready to defend their princess all over the place.
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    05-10-2012 10:13 PM
  22. oldpueblo's Avatar
    This thread is typical of WP7 users when other people point out limitations of the OS. A lot of us don't feel like "managing" our media to make sure we stay under the artificial 16 GB limit of current WP7 offerings. We don't feel like looking for substitutes for applications we like (I have a whole list that I use all the time on Android). It doesn't matter "how much better" WP7 is than Android any more than it mattered "how much better" Mac Os was than either DOS or early Windows was. If you are the underdog and looking to attract new customers (not just a few dumb or feature phone users) you need to be BETTER than the competition in all ways or you're going to fail - WebOS was way better than iOS or Android and a complete failure in the marketplace. The smartphone market is way more mature and saying people should just switch because WP7 is so elegant and better has worked very poorly so far. How's it going to do when Microsoft abandons WP7 for WP8 - that's going to really engender some loyalty and confidence in MS.
    I'd accept your argument if it weren't for two things. 8-16GB is still considered normal and the average user is just fine with it (the OP being a special case). You make it sound like we're talking about 2-4GB. Add in that more memory increases costs and why make everyone pay for something that many just don't care about, and sorry it just doesn't make sense. Im sorry that you can't grasp the fact that your priorities aren't everyone's.
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    05-10-2012 11:43 PM
  23. trivor's Avatar
    I'd accept your argument if it weren't for two things. 8-16GB is still considered normal and the average user is just fine with it (the OP being a special case). You make it sound like we're talking about 2-4GB. Add in that more memory increases costs and why make everyone pay for something that many just don't care about, and sorry it just doesn't make sense. Im sorry that you can't grasp the fact that your priorities aren't everyone's.
    You're missing the point - why isn't there a single WP (yes I understand MOST people don't need that much) with more than 16 GB and there's a phone like the Focus Flash that has only 8 - is Microsoft and it's partners willing to concede the high end to Apple and Android to save a couple dollars or is WP7 really just an entry level phone for everyone. Are you telling me Nokia couldn't have made a 32 GB (at say $199) Lumia 900? The low spec requirements and the smoothness of the operating system are great (I know that) I'm just making a point to the WP7 community that there is more to specs than just the processor and if you go into the store and look at a WP7 vs some of the competitions higher end offerings (or even mid range) the lower res display (vs iPhone, Galaxy Nexus, New GSIII, HTC One X) is something that people will notice. Finally, it's difficult for me to see how MS expects to gain market share without the #1 carrier.
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    05-11-2012 05:07 AM
  24. mhans311's Avatar
    You're missing the point - why isn't there a single WP (yes I understand MOST people don't need that much) with more than 16 GB and there's a phone like the Focus Flash that has only 8 - is Microsoft and it's partners willing to concede the high end to Apple and Android to save a couple dollars or is WP7 really just an entry level phone for everyone. Are you telling me Nokia couldn't have made a 32 GB (at say $199) Lumia 900? The low spec requirements and the smoothness of the operating system are great (I know that) I'm just making a point to the WP7 community that there is more to specs than just the processor and if you go into the store and look at a WP7 vs some of the competitions higher end offerings (or even mid range) the lower res display (vs iPhone, Galaxy Nexus, New GSIII, HTC One X) is something that people will notice. Finally, it's difficult for me to see how MS expects to gain market share without the #1 carrier.
    While I agree with most of your points, this isn't really the topic for this thread.

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    05-11-2012 07:17 AM
  25. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    Totally off topic. Rant about that mess somewhere else. There are plenty of threads open that you can piggy back on.

    And I don't see why people are so mad that people like this lesser spec phone. Let us live! Let us be who we want to be without feeling like we did something wrong.
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    05-11-2012 02:20 PM
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