Most people that know me know that I love my mobile phone, and it has to be a good one â€“ simply because I run the business from it!
I rang Orange the other day to enquire what was currently on offer, and as usual they donâ€™t have a single phone that interests meâ€¦ The HTC Touch Pro 2 I did fancy is available, but not as an upgrade. Iâ€™m not convinced I want an iPhone as Iâ€™ve got my iPod Touch and it really does lack a keyboard that I need. Even if they had got a phone Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™d upgrade because every contract is 18 or 24 months â€“ what happened to 12 month contracts?
Locking in for 24 months on a contract seems ridiculous to me, Orange did tell me that Iâ€™d had my current phone for nearly 2 years! I had to ask them what phone they thought Iâ€™d got, they were wrong â€“ that one has been in a box for at least a year! Technology changes so quickly that I want a bit more freedom than a 24 month contract.
So Iâ€™m in deep discussions with them at the moment about moving to a low contract Business SIM-only probably with 30 day rolling contract for Â£15 and a huge data bolt-on, from there I can always upgrade with them at any point I chooseâ€¦
However, to make sure I have a phone I want Iâ€™ve gone SIM Free and ordered the Motorola DROID (yes, I know â€“ for those that know me theyâ€™ll know Iâ€™ve only just left the company!). So here it isâ€¦
More posts to follow on this subject I’m sure…
Yeah the touch 2 is my choice at the moment but still its missing something. The droid looks pretty good. Let us know how it favours to the htc counterparts.
What’s my recent handset history, SPV 300 from Orange and HTC Touch Pro, I also have the iPod Touch
Certainly a lot faster than the Touch Pro in so many respects and the screen is fantastic.. It has it’s quirks and is severely data hungry unless you get an app to disconnect it from Mobile Data (I have 6 or 7 email accounts configured)… I’m debating getting K-9 to IMAP IDLE them, but in the brief test I did the other day it chewed up data like there was no tomorrow!!
I’ve got a lot of apps that seem to autostart and like to fetch data, so I purchased startup auditor last night to put a lid on them! I don’t mind waiting for it to connect when I actually want to check the BBC News on the device!
The Droid looks pretty cool, but I really like the HTC phones that are out now. Unfortunately my service provider doesn’t support HTC phones yet so I’m stuck with a Samsung one for now, which isn’t too bad either. At least it has a full keyboard.
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I guess I’m still old school with my Blackberry, man I wish I could I afford a new phone like this. There are a lot of useful things these new phones can be used for, I guess I need to get in with the times!
I have and iPhone and a Blackberry. The blackberry is much better to use especially if you have to do a lot of typing. The touch screen is just to slow and difficult to use.
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I agree Steve!
I’ve reached a point now where the Droid/Milestone is a business device and the iPod touch is an entertainment device. Some things on the Android OS (such as the FaceBook app) let it down as an entertainment device at the moment.