So i still have a HTC TYTN II… with a replaced battery a few months ago, its still going strong… running and official version of Windows mobile 6.1 – i have never put a hacked rom of Win 7 phone on there…. as the current version works, i think Win7 will kill the hardware, and i like my tethering.
Every now and again, i look into the current generation of phones and see if its worth upgrading…. and over the past 30 minutes – as per previous looks, ive been most confused…. not because of not understanding the technology – but wondering where these products are aimed…
Windows 7 phone, even with updates seems to to be a consumer level device with some enterprise features tacked on – but confusingly consumer level items such as a half-decent GPS (such as the iphone) or easy to use music playback seem to be lacking…. and tethering is gone…. the local MS guys claim because no-one liked tethering…. bullshit, i like it… its bloody handy. (just like apparently no-one wants Lync handsets with video – apart from every fucking customer we talk to… its not like MS to bury their heads in the sand…. )
Android 2.3 – well, one of my employees (who normally shares similar view on technology items) got a galaxy II S with android 2.3 and couldnt stop bagging the shit out of it – so that was enough for me.
IPhone 4 – Well, its definately a consumer level device… the wife has a 3GS – and quite likes it…. im a bit “meh” on it…. having said that activesync works, it makes calls (as long as you dont hold it) and the GPS/Music playing ability is kinda nice… my main issue with it seems to be that it has an “i” in front of it and “its cool” – and if the rest of soceity thinks its cool – it cant be…. i fucking hate wank talk – and apple are the kings of it.
Anyhoo – rant over. Realistically, with the rumours that iPhone 5 (or4S) is going to be out around september – that might be the best time to re-evaluate…. then i just need to find a phone provider that doesnt wrap their offerings in layers of deciet, bullshit and price-gouging…. 🙂
I know, i know…. i get grumpy when i talk about market segments that are just dodgey from top to bottom – and telecommunications is definately that.