mac_shinobi (7th September 2009)
I was going to go with the HTC Diamond 2 but after actually playing with one and playing with an iPhone 3Gs that a friend had I was left in a quandry.
What really ended up selling me was the fact that I could get Exchange, and my tasks (the latter with an app) on the iPhone with considerably less hassle that I ever did with the Vario II or III (can't remember which) that I had.
Haven't looked back since and all this stuff about keyboards, tbh.. the iphone is more responsive and easier to use than the actual keyboard on an HTC phone.. It's not perfect with some keys missing but I can type at normal speeds on my iPhone.
Of course, all this aside, the fact that my friends mate works for O2 and got me a 30% discount on the tarriff for an 18 month contract was a definite incentive
I held out months for my dream phone, the HTC HD, but when I finally used one and found out that Mobile Office only worked in portrait mode I was disappointed! I ordered an iPhone 3GS 32gig yesterday...
We've been a little starved for options as far as 3G phones with good-sized screens go down here in little 'ole NZ but our team bought one of the Android based HTC phones last week as a trial and have been pretty impressed so far. Can post a detailed review in a week or two once we've all had a chance to have a play.
One thing thats almost a show-stopper for us however is the proxy support. WiFi access is available to students across our campus now and we are looking forward exploring mobile use/WiFi, but it seems you cant use a proxy in Android that requires authentication. You can update the built-in database to point to a proxy but cant seem to specify a username/password. Anyone got any insight into this? Or know if there's a workaround.
i have just heard that iphone very nice.
After some time playing with the itouch and wishing for an iphone.... i've just gone hero:
I am allowed to change the battery myself!
memory expansion slot
customisation without hacking
I can run multiple apps at the same time.
I dont need to pay for most apps!
non-propiatory usb connection
and my best bit:
No bloatware iTunes!!!!!
Battery is lith ion and is covered both on insurance and apple care ( so may get apple care later on )
In a round about way I can run multiple apps but apple went against running multiple apps esp in the background to save / conserve battery power which is fair enough as I always hated my battery dieing ie pressing home button twice depending on how configured brings up ipod by default settings and if i go out of safari and do what i want and go back into safari it keeps the pages you were browsing open so you can easily enough go back to the same page (s) so does multi task in a round about way
As for apps and them being paid for I can understand that because of the time / effort spent by most people to make the apps in the first place
As for iTunes, its a lot better on OS X then under windows but do agree its crud on windows
As for memory expansion slot - Ive done that in the past and either lost sd type cards or they have gotten corrupted etc and Ive not always made manual backups where as iTunes when connected to the iphone etc does backup and synchs everything so always a backup to fall back on if something does go wrong with the iphone which is nice
Not trying to sell it just my personal opinion
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 26th October 2009 at 04:19 PM.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5F0Ruzwos8"]YouTube- iPhone 3GS vs HTC Hero - Dogfight, Pt 1[/ame] a good video for comparison.
HTCs are really good and you can customise them very easily. iphone im not to sure never had hold of one but i am a little disapointed that there is no bluetooth on it other than adding a headset. i currently have a blackberry curve 8520 they only complaint i have is the lack of good free themes about. I think its better than the HTC phone i had.
NTLMaps which will handle ISA proxy authentication, but I think it just authenticates everyone with the one username & password, which'd be bad for your usage logging.
(You then tell your clients that the linux box is the proxy server and it handles the relaying.)
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