Well people who know might have noticed already…I got myself a new smartphone, and for the first time I had trouble picking a platform.
It is what I have done the laxt years, pick a platform first, then the model. The last years I used Windows Mobile phones, all from HTC. Great phones, but the software needed tweaking and luckaly there is a great community out there to help. But with each phone I had the same problem, after 18 months the battery gave in, and housing fell apart…a not so fine user experience…the rest of the hardware continued working fine though.
So, back to my platform choice. The thing is that I meed to be able to tinker and to set the phone and software as I want it. My wife owns an iPhone, which is awesome in its own right, but that doesn’t do it for me..
So no iOS for me. Then ofcourse thete are still.some great Windows Mobile phones.out there, but the software is really outdated. MS launched Windows Phone 7 last October, looks great, feels great…but also, like the Apple machines very locked down and I didn’t lime the feel of the UI. The last year I have been tinkering with Android on my Touch Pro, and I liked what I saw, but it needed to mature at that point with verdion 1.6, also known as Donut. But the latest versions really are nice and up to par with iOS in functionality and usability. So Android wad the platform choice.
Now on to the choice of Phone. It seems to come down to screensize these days, 4.3″ or 3.7″ or perhaps something in between? Then there is the screen technology, LCE, sLCD, AMOLED amd sAMOLED. If that is not enough, you need to choose how much internal memory you meed, a.physycal or virtual keyboard and laztly how fast the processing speed needs to be.
The choice has been made, no HTC but a Samsung Galaxy S, a great phone, fast processor, fantastic screen and running the latest version of Froyo, Android 2.2.
The great thing among a lot of great things is the more than capable virtual keyboard (ON SCREEN), it is so good that I was able to write this blog on my Galaxy S!