Archive for July 16th, 2010


So far, and I’ve had my phone about a week now, I’ve downloaded and tried quite a few apps for my Desire.

The one thing that has impressed me is the ease with which apps can be downloaded, installed and uninstalled, and also the fact that you can often try demo versions before splashing out on the full version.

So what have I downloaded so far and kept installed:

Games: Abduction, Doom, Pinball, UAE4Droid (Amiga Emulator)

Apps: Advanced Task Killer Lite, ColourNote, Google Earth, Ebay, Endomondo Sport Tracker, Evernote, IMDB, KeePass Droid, MSN Droid, MyPlayer, Google Places Directory, Timerific, WordPress and Wyse RDP/VNC client.

All of these seem pretty good thus far, but if I have anything to report back about any of these, you’ll find it posted here.

Obviously, current versions of ‘droid don’t allow apps to be installed directly onto SD card, but hopefully that will soon be sorted with Froyo. Then i’ll be in app heaven.

I’ve now come to the conclusion that going for the HTC Desire over the iPhone 4 has meant I might have dodged a bullet given the furore over the antenna (Aerial for us UK bods).

Reading this article here: iPhone Antenna issues, it seems that those people making the decisions, blatantly ploughed on and built the device, with the expectation that people would just buy it and love it because of their particularly strong brand position.

Apple may admit to it (The jury is out until the press conference this afternoon), but until then it is a serious blow, IMHO, to their credibility.

I freely admit, I know several people who have iPhones, and none have reported this issue (And I have asked them), but they do have rubber bumpers on their phones. Not everybody is going to want to have to buy an extra accessory to just make phone calls.

And, I must admit that if I’d just shelled out for a new iPhone, and my calls kept dropping out, I’d be mighty peeved.

No phone is perfect, not even my HTC Desire, but surely if you’re going to make a new model of your best selling phone, you’d better be damn sure that it can make phone calls.

I’ll be very interested to see just what Apple come up with at the press conference, which I believe is happening at 18:00 BST today. I wonder if anybody will find themselves joining the unemployment queues. I’m sure Mr Jobs wont be.