You may have noticed that I kinda kicked things off in this device specific forum. I wanted to know as much about this before I got it. I was kinda excited at the prospect of a cross between a smartphone and an ipod. So last week I ordered one from o2 and got it when I got back on Friday from work.
Had it all plugged in and everything and I took it out with me on friday night. Used the camera which is pretty reasonable, but the battery really took a massive hit and I wasnt left with much. This was on about 20% after it got a full charge. Albeit on the slim battery. I took about 10 pictures. I started getting a bit worried.
However I played with it again yesterday, and I was plesantly surprised by the crispness of the sound it puts out. I think some hard work has gone into this somewhere because it was that good. Still some battery hammering had taken place.
I started to get used to the idea of having it especially after filling the hard drive but alas I logged on today and saw this: i300x announcement
I then have read everyones comments on the i300 and basically the main downfall on this phone is its size, and the fact the hard drive cripples its use as both a phone and an mp3 player. So after a day or so I think this is going straight back to o2 as I think I want to go back down the route of data cards for storage. Ok it might be a bit more expensive that way but I want to have a phone and an mp3 player. I want to have my cake and eat it.
I tend to like to have two types of phones, one nice big pda based one which I have the exec for and also a nice little smartphone which will play me music, take decent photos and do all the other standard stuff we have come to expect in a phone these days. My ideal phone would be one from htc which has a good amount of memory already built in, a decent camera with flash, wm5 and is 3g. However it looks like I have the only one they make and its not exactly a going out phone!
So if anyone has any ideas on what to swap for id love to hear them. I just know a phone call will be going in to o2 later to arrange for this phone to be sent back. Im kinda sad but at the same time dissapointed.