HTC HD2 Review: The best smartphone ever?


For many years Windows Mobile users have been disappointed every time a new handset was announced because this or that feature was missing. Not long ago it was screen resolutions, people wanted VGA screens, before that it was Wi-Fi or GPS, 3D acceleration or camera flashes etc. This year HTC finally announced what everybody’s been wishing and waiting for. A Windows Mobile smartphone that has every single feature imaginable (besides a hardware keyboard), the HTC HD2. Will this device be enough for the power user? Is it too late to “save” WM6.5 ?

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Mobile 3D City (Paris 3D) iPhone application review

Ok guys, I just finished reviewing an interesting iPhone app called Mobile 3D City (Paris 3D) and did a walk-through video that you can watch below (keep in mind that’s it’s my first ever video review..that’s why it may sound funny..)

Mobile 3D City is sort of a cross between Google Maps and a tourist guide. It does have a quite a few features like GPS support, bookmarks, POIs etc but it isn’t really meant to go against GM. The biggest feature is the 3D modelization of the whole city of Paris. Every building in the city is modeled and textured which is really neat. You can navigate by rotating the camera, tilting, zooming-in/out. There are some drawbacks though, like the slow framerate  when there are lots of buildings being rendered on the screen (on an iPhone 3G, it should be faster on a 3GS) and also the fact that it’s nearly impossible to use the app with one hand. You will always need two fingers on the screen to pan around/rotate etc. Also, only the city of Paris is available with only 2000 POIs (more will be added in future updates). One more thing to note is that all the data is stored on the phone so there’s no need to stream anything over Wifi or cellular network (the app is 450Mb).
Currently only available on the iPhone, NewScape Technology is also developing Windows Mobile, Android and Symbian S60 versions. An update which should fix some bugs and add new features and POIs (a lot more hopefully) is planned soon. Check out the video and don’t hesitate to ask me some questions in the comments section.

The App is available now on the iTunes App Store for $8.99/€6.99 here