Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Great internet phone - nightmare for texting on the move
HTC Desire HD
Member Name: lambchop83
HTC Desire HD
Advantages: Tech geeks dream phone
Disadvantages: large, heavy and annoying to text on
I got this mobile primarily as a business phone as I thought it would be useful to use when billing / invoicing customers on the move rather than using an expensive tablet or cumbersome laptop. And a an internet mobile it's been brilliant. Webpages are clear and easy to navigate as the screen is so large and it still has the flash player capability (I heard they're getting rid of this on smart phones / android soon if they haven't already) so I can view videos embedded in webpages other than you tube (there's an app for you yube) Facebook and twitter aps for android are decent.
It took me an age to move over to this phone from my blackberry - as I'd become very attached to their operating system and find keypad phones much easier to use when doing alot of texting - especially if you're walking and texting - with my blackberry I never used to misspell badly or bump into people or pbjects in the street - with this phone - and probably most other touch screens, texting and walking is virtually impossible if you want to keep safe or if you want your texts to make sense... the keypad accuracy on this phone is definitely not perfect. It has an annoying habit of kicking me out of the message I'm writing when I first wake the phone up too.
Battery life will only last you a day max if you're using it at all - less if you have wifi etc on. I'd advise getting an app killer to shut down applications all at once to conserve energy.
Audio output is great on this phone - I listen to my music on it all the time. Simple to add music to it when mounted to your pc as a hard drive, drag and drop music files, no converting to ituned etc neccessary.
The headphones that come with the mobile are quite good too...
The phone is heavy, but it is excellent and you quickly get over the size and weight , as lots of phones on the market are quite big if you want big functionality.
The navigation on this phone is excellent - so much so I've stopped using my tom tom go as it's up to date and even speaks the road names for you - screen mounts for in car are only a few pound on ebay - though the speaker volume when driving could be a bit louder, especially if you drive a noisier car - or have noisy passengers...
all in all I'm glad I got this phone - aside from the texting annoyances it's brilliant.
Summary: Excellent Android Phone - much better than iphone