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looking at upgrading my mobile phone. The Blackberry is ok, but… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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looking at upgrading my mobile phone. The Blackberry is ok, but clunky and with terrible reception.

On offer is the HTC Tattoo - the HTC Hero's cheaper cousin. I'd love the Hero, but it would cost me £150 on top of the contract, whereas the Tattoo is free. Both run Google's Android OS, which looks like fun.

I had considered the iPhone too, but again, cost was a serious factor. Orange offer a free iPhone with contracts of £30/month or more, but not the 3GS model

Anyone out there got an HTC phone?
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mazzie From: mazzie Date: January 8th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC) (linky)
I have the G1. HTC and android OS.
mazzie From: mazzie Date: January 8th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC) (linky)
The OS is a little glitchy. I am not sure it was fully baked before it was released. It has good intent, but processes all too often are stalled or forced close because they hang. Sometimes the touch screen just doesn't respond, and I don't know what to do with that. Oh, and one (apparently known) bug I encountered was the phone automatically reboots sometimes when you dial 911 (emergency). The open-source platform is also good intent, but applications that don't go through some oversight/scrutiny can be really buggy. Then again, there are wicked cool aps that have little practical use, like wikitude and barcode scanner and goggles. I mean, they are good for what they are meant for, but not usually every day tasks.
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: January 8th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
not the most useful comment as I have neither iphone or android however magazine roundup (what smartphone mag or summat, look I was on a long train and was bored ok)
iphone = dated tech but best apps
android = top tech and app store improving daily.

mag seemed to think android better platform for future, but not right *now*
stimpy_lfs From: stimpy_lfs Date: January 8th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC) (linky)
HTC HD2....and its just anazing! The HTC sense systwm overlays WinMo 6.5. Really, really excellent.
genevra From: genevra Date: January 8th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC) (linky)
I have an older HTC Excalibur. Love it! Of course, it doesn't even have 3G, let alone Android...
chiller From: chiller Date: January 8th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC) (linky)
HTC Hero, and honestly, it has transformed my life. The whole AR thing is amazing (download "Layar"); the GPS/map thing means I always know where I am and which way I'm pointing, and overlaying google street view onto reality is a mind-f*ck, but a good one. I love this gadget more than I have ever loved another gadget.
chiller From: chiller Date: January 8th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC) (linky)
As an addendum: I always wanted a phone that had the functionality of my PC. My phone now makes my PCs look very last decade.
nalsa From: nalsa Date: January 9th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC) (linky)
This +1.
ayoub From: ayoub Date: January 9th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC) (linky)
I'm due an upgrade in March...

I think I'll go for the New 9700 Bold, but if the Nexus One is available by then, I might be tempted away...
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