Android was recently OS. It will improve in time and will be much better. The chin of the phone is like that so that your mouth will be closer so that you can speak through it more clearly. I believe its pretty sexy. It is a bit thick and lacks flash for camera though. Pretty good phone. I would stick with g1 though.
WinMo, Android, Iphone are 3 totally different OS, its not fair to compare them.
WinMo will always be the best business smartphone, if you think they are going to disappear or die off, i think you are very naive.
Iphone is a fun, cool fashion phone, it still got lots of limitation, its not perfect yet.
Android on the other hand, represents limitless possibility. It is still in its youth, still got lots to do, but the potential is there. Although they got Google as its backing, i dont think it will replace any phone even in future, maybe they will get bigger portion of the pie, thats it.
Different people got different requirements, its a bit sick and naive to start saying things about the OS or phones you dont like. Rather, constructive comments should be more welcome.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2009too ugly to be an iphone killer, but the specifications aren't too bad.does appearance means it cannot kill iphone? i dun think so......
Raksmey89, 30 Jun 2009does this phone have bluetooth file transfer? i hope it's not like the G1o.....excuse me.....G1 (HTC Dream) can send and receive files using the bluetooth with a special bluetooth app
Fad, 30 Jun 2009PDF reader and Words will not be compatible with this OS ... am I right?! in Hero, there is a Documents to go for Microsoft word and excel and also a PDF reader app for pdf
PDF reader and Words will not be compatible with this OS ... am I right?!
I am trying to decide whether I should go for the iPhone 3GS, the HTC Hero, or the Palm Pre.
When I get back from South Africa I'm going to compare this phone to the iPhone 3gS, which I'm familiar with, having owned an iPhone 3g.
does this phone have bluetooth file transfer? i hope it's not like the G1
I have just pre-ordered this phone here in the UK for £399.99. It says I'll receive it July 27th which isn't far off the previously announced release date of July 15th. I cannot wait to get my hands on this phone, I will update you on just how great this phone is when I receive it.
alex, 30 Jun 2009iphone killer ? :)) haha they been trying to kill iphone for over 2 years now :)) they are all... moreAlex, with repect, I'm not entirely sure you really know what you're talking about. You just sound like all the other iSheep out there. WinMo is going nowhere and why on earth would a developer use a cpu hungry OS like XP on a mobile device rather than a tailer made OS like WinMo?
First of all, iPhone and WinMo are two entirely different products. One is for the general consumer who just wants a cool sexy phone and the other is for more complex applications and or networking.
I don't rate the iPhone and I've had one. It's nice, cute and sexy but at the end of the day, it doesn't multitask, the bluetoothery majiggery is completely nonsense and works with NOTHING and the camera on an iPhone (new one included) is crap.
Android on the other hand, whilst not quite there yet, will enherit the earth. All they need to do is improve the rubbish email which I believe they will!
It is difficult to differentiate between HTC Hero, Diamong 2, and Magic. More or less they come with same specification. Touch screen is not user friendly as like iPhone.
iphone killer ? :)) haha they been trying to kill iphone for over 2 years now :)) they are all junk... android 3rd app market does not exist, winmo 3rd party apps are too old and too vintage... nothing new there for years (i'm a winmo programmer / software seller) ... but with iphone ... you can find any app from any other OS like winmo or symbian but with much better design or interface. Overall i think iphone is the best smartphone and those who are saying bad stuff about iphones is because they never had one and they have no idea how easy is to use them and how powerful they are as smartphones. Winmo its nice but like i said its going to die soon... because no one is making app for it anymore... i heard unofficial rumors at htc that winmo is going to die and they will move to windows xp in the next year. And android is like palm.. just smoking mirros.. this will see how it goes.. but i dont think it will have a long life... and it will end up like symbian uiq from sony ericsson - DEAD
I think that Android is growing super fast and at the end it will take over Apple. Just look at how big Google is now, and Google maps.
This is got to be the sickest HTC ever made. It's powerful and beautiful. Makes me re-think about my purchase of a Blackberry Curve 8330.
I think most people on here are missing the important points about what this phone has to offer and lacks and are not acknowledging the hard facts.
On the plus side it has adobe flash support which is great adiition, a 5mp camera and a smooth looking customisable interface with nice smooth transitions. Multi touch is a nice addition too and an anti smudge coating. Not to metion obviously the OS is open source.
However on the down side. This phone is rather thick and chunky in comparison to phones like the iphone. No camera flash (which although many think is useless can be useful in darkness if you really need to take a picture). No divx/xvid support. I wonder what video is like on this phone as we all know android has performed poorly in this area to date and this looks to be no exception.
The real issue with this phone though in my mind is the CPU. People on here are talking about this crushing the Iphone 3Gs, but to put it simply you are completely wrong.
The 528mhz Qualcomm CPU in this device gets completely obliterated by the ARM cortex A8 CPU used in the iphone and palm pre. We are talking about a severe difference particularly in load times both with web pages & applications and it will also affect the fluidity of animations and transitions. In fact across all areas both the iphone and pre will show faster load times.
Don't think for 1 seceond that this will be able to stand up against the iphone or the pre in any of those areas, it simply does not have the processing power. The Cortex A8 is a next generation CPU with the power to decode 720p video if implemented correctly, this Qualcomm CPU is not remotely in the same league.
Overall however it is a big step forward for android ,HTC and touch based phones in general trying to rival the iphones dominance. Unfortuinately it will fall short.