Handset / Form factor
I love the feel, size etc. I always liked the iPhone (just not anything to do with Apple) and always found the HTC HD a touch too big.
Operating system as expected for 2.z Android is very good. Nice new features, love the look and the fantastic backgrounds you can have that constantly move around. East to navigate etc. - typically Google, no complaints there..
Not really sold on these yet. I prefer a proper button, as you got with the Hero.. I also miss the hard button to end a call... Maybe its due to the form factor, but I'm sure they could have done something... I also find the buttons a little unresponsive.
Superb and I have to say that the feature of the screen going off as you place it to your ear and coming on again as you move it away from your ear (aka iPhone) SO much better!! On the Hero I was always cutting the call off when my ear touched the screen!
What on earth where they thinking. I expected at the very least to be able to synch my outlook account on my PC - that gives me contacts/calendar at least. I was hoping the HTC Synch tool that I used on my HTC would do the trick - apparently not! (come on HTC, zip this out and I'll have your children!) So here's the issue: how do I get my Outlook data from my PC to the device? Essentially you're stuffed without having to rely on third party tools! How dumb is that!!
Exchange email - fairly simple you think. Let Exchange do that email/calendar and contacts - oh no... I find that Exchange synch (for those that have an exchange server in the first place!) only synch's contacts and email - NO CALENDAR - what's that all about?
gSynchit http://www.daveswebs...ync/index.shtml - well this seems ok. Essentially this product installs a plug-in on to your PC, and synch's data to a Gmail account. Seems pretty mush ok so far, though I need to buy it really to test full functionality. It works like this:
Calendar in Outlook on PC > Gmail Calendar > Nexus
Contacts in Outlook on PC > Gmail Contacts > Nexus
Notes in Outlook on PC > Google Docs > Nexus
Better than nothing, seems to work so far with the trial I have. I'll give this a go to see what happens.. I just hope someone at HTC can re work the HTC Synch..
After buying the full programme it works a treat!! Well done to Dave!
Companion Link http://www.companion...roid/index.html These guys do two versions Over the air as in gSynchit or via the USB cable.. I went to down load the app and saw so many bad reviews of the USB Synch that I decided to give it a miss! Also looking at the "How to Synch" it would seem that it exports and then imports the data... not very clever..
Download Google synch for calendar here: http://www.google.co...mp;answer=89955
It will sync between outlook and Google calendar only, no contacts
very smart and imports everything as you'd expect
There were some great widgets on the Hero from HTC. Its such a shame that Google didnt bring lots of them over - even if we only have the choice or not of installing them. I loved the times and date widgets with the weather attached.. just hope HTC get it into Market place.
At least they followed the standard: http://www.gsmworld....s/2009/2548.htm
Nothing to gripe about so far... there are rumours that there are a few apps that have crashed - yet to hear more back on this
Skins - so far www.bestskinsever.com and www.Zagg.com have them - I love bestskinsever as they are much cheaper and superb customer services
Cradles - none yet
Car Kits - none that I have found
I'll post more as I work my way through the phone.
Edited by TonyL, 11 January 2010 - 05:03 PM.