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Slow beginnings…

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I was thinking it was about time I started writing a blog. Doubtless some would say that train has left the station and/or I’ve missed the boat but here I am anyway. Was thinking I might jot some stuff down about things I have, things I do, etc, etc. Some of it will be techy – I am a bit of a geek after all – but there’ll be other stuff too, as long as I find the time to write it! I guess even if no-one else looks here I can still use it to refer to.

So then, what to write about first? How about mobile phones?

I’ve recently put my long serving Motorola Razr V3i into semi-retirement having taking the plunge and got an HTC HD2. Why the HD2, and not the ubiquitous iPhone? Several reasons I guess… 1) The iPhone’s ubiquitous! 2) The HD2 runs on top of Windows Mobile and so most of the software I had on a Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox N560 PDA would still work. 3) The screen’s bigger and brighter than the Loox was. 4) Synchronising with Outlook is ok. I liked the sound of the device and checked out some of the video reviews, especially some of the ones comparing it with iPhones. I was a bit apprehensive about the size of the thing at first and whether it would fit comfortably in a pocket like the V3i did so I toddled off down to the phone shops and found one that I could pull far enough off the wall to test! In actual fact it’s not that much bigger than the V3i and so I was hooked.

Partly my interest was triggered by Virgin Mobile having a good offer on it, but thinking about it further, the dodgy network signal at home caused me to think again. Went into the O2 shop in the high street and the sales chap was like “there it is, take it or leave it”, so I left it. Went over to Phones4U and the chap there was very helpful, but they didn’t have any HD2 and would I like a Desire or something else instead? Err, no! Then back to the interweb and found a good deal on Phones4U’s web site with Orange so I went for that.

That was about 2 months ago now – am I happy? Yes. Do I like the phone? Yes. It does fit in most trouser pockets and/or shirt/jacket ones. It makes phone calls, it runs my GPS software and other stuff, it has a decent camera – what more could a gadget freak ask for??

Anyhow, think that will do for now – toe in the water and all that. Next time I’ll go into some of the stuff I’ve put on it and accessories I’ve bought for it…

Written by thesoapster

July 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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