Picked a side in the smartphone war.. Expecting Android to come through

After months and months of waiting around for a device that could really do everything I needed and more, and also opened me up to a new development platform and "play area", I decided to go with Android. There are so many devices coming out with this platform as their main UI OS, and each are as powerful as any other smartphone you can mention.. even that iPhone. All that competition means they are also half the cost of ones like iPhone. Its a recipe in my books for overall success in the long term.

I'll happily admit that I'm not always right, but I'm going to be putting my money where my mouth is with this one.

I should finally get my own next week and am already trying to work out which apps I want to try out from the huge Android Market app store.

The HTC Hero seems to be getting a massive following, however some reviewers are already bitching for more processing power out of the phone as this device can multi-task, meaning that it is easy to overload unlike devices such as the iPhone where the smaller processor only needs to deal with a single application at a time. To me, its much more likely that these issues they experience is because they are loading up the phone as part of "playing" with it, and also because the new UI (namely HTC Sense) is still an infant.

Looking forward to a bright and interesting future with this device!

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 14:50